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NASCAR 2012 Daytona 500 Winner

Matt Kenseth [17] won the first ever postponed Daytona 500 over Dale Earnhardt Jr.[88] 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

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