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Kevin Harvick wins Daytona 500

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Kevin Harvick and #29 Monte Carlo Win Daytona 500

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A hard-charging Kevin Harvick nosed out Mark Martin at the finish line Sunday to win the Daytona 500 as a multi-car crash was taking place behind them. Martin had the lead, but the race stayed green and Harvick won by two one-hundredths of a second.

Chevrolet takes the first four out of five places and half of the top twenty positions. The top Toyota (Dale Jarrett's #44 Camry) ran 23rd.

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Here is the finishing order

Finishing Position, caqrnumber, car make, sponsor

1 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil

2 01 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army

3 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Cingular Wireless

4 09 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts

5 6 David Ragan * Ford AAA

6 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dodge Dealers

7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dodge Dealers

8 38 David Gilliland Ford M&M's

9 13 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet CertainTeed

10 40 David Stremme Dodge Coors Light

11 18 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Interstate Batteries

12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont

13 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target

14 7 Robby Gordon Ford Jim Beam

15 70 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Yellow Trans.

16 14 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Waste Management

17 60 Boris Said Ford SOBE - No Fear

18 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's

19 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline

20 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker

21 25 Casey Mears Chevrolet National Guard / GMAC

22 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot

23 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS

24 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Kellogg's / CARQUEST

25 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ameriquest

26 88 Ricky Rudd Ford Snickers

27 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT

28 11 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet FedEx Express

29 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker

30 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts

31 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal

32 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Budweiser

33 96 Tony Raines Chevrolet DLP HDTV

34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar

35 21 Ken Schrader Ford Little Debbie

36 66 Jeff Green Chevrolet Best Buy

37 10 Scott Riggs Dodge Valvoline / Stanley Tools

38 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL

39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's

40 00 David Reutimann * Toyota Domino's Pizza

41 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite

42 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo

43 20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet The Home Depot

* Denotes Rookie

Tony Stewart was picked by many as the favorite to win this years race but he tangled with Kurt Busch with 47 laps to go and wound up 43rd.

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I bet GoodWrench is kicking them selves right now.

I fell bad for Mark Martin though. Even tho I'm a Harvick Fan.

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Yes I felt bad for Mark Martin too, it would have been a nice cap off to his long career, oh well thats what coming out of retirment is for, maybe next year Mark!

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Look Toyota got there butts kicked that is what they get for bringing a jap toy into an American sport. Highest placing one was 23rd right. I think I will never buy another car part a Napa again or a Domino's pizza.

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Yeah cuz if they would have had been in the wreck, they would have given excuses.

But finishing last is Moving Forward.

Anybody noticed where Mr. Columbiana finished? 19th.

A good F1 driver!

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