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Earnhardt Jr. Claims Rain Delayed Daytona 500

Last updated on Monday, February 24, 2014

(Daytona Beach, FL) - Last night tested the patience of many NASCAR fans with a 6 hr and 22 minute rain delay but those who did watch the race after all, witnessed history.

Dale Earnhardt Jr took the checked flag first last night to win the Great American race for the second time in his career. Earnhardt Jr. led a race high 54 laps en route to victory.

Denny Hamlin, Brad Keslowski, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson made up the rest of the top 5 finishers. Hoosier Ryan Newman was 22nd and Hoosier Tony Stewart was 35th.

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