Matt Kenseth  won the first ever postponed Daytona 500 over Dale Earnhardt Jr. to pick up his 22nd career NASCAR win in overtime, early Tuesday morning!
The 2012 Daytona 500 started in primetime for Fox television on Monday night after a long rain delay Sunday.
A fuel fire crash by Juan Montoya delayed the Great American Race another 2 hours at Daytona Motor Speedway.
In NASCAR’s biggest race of the year, the first accident happened on the second lap.
Elliott Sadler ran into 5 time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and 6 cars were eliminated in all, including Danica Patrick and Trevor Bayne.
Matt Kenseth is the first driver to repeat as a Daytona 500 champion since Jeff Gordon in 2005.
“ We had a really fast car and I am glad it all worked out.” – Matt Kenseth