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Top 5 Daytona 500’s, No. 4: 1990

NASCAR had stormed through the 1980's, making headlines, and becoming more and more popular as it grew as a sport. Now in the '90s, NASCAR knew this decade was going to either make or break it's attempt to become the top sport in the U.S. The opening race was the Daytona 500. The tickets were sold out the July before the race, marking the popularity of the event. That crowed of 150,000, the ones who didn't come to see Dale Earnhardt win anyway, were not disappointed whatsoever. The race started like any other Daytona 500 from 1980-2001—dominated by Dale Earnhardt. With the final re-start, there were five laps to go. Finally, in his 12th try, could Earnhardt win the biggest race of the year? The running order was as follows: Car No. 10, De...

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