Sunday, February 14, 2010
Potholes and Pitstops - McMurray wins the 2010 Daytona 500
Wow...official race time was 6 hours and 14 minutes, but this was one of the most exciting Daytona 500's I've ever seen. I thought for sure after the two hour pothole repair delay, either Greg Biffle or Clint Bowyer would take the checkered flag. However, going into overtime, and having two consecutive Green, White, and Checkered restarts - it was anyone's race.
25+ cars on the lead lap - all with a chance to win. Kevin Harvick was doing everything his car could do to win. However, Jamie "I love restrictor plate racing" McMurray and the #1 Bass Pro Shops Ford held off Dale "Junebug" Earnhardt, Jr to win the 52nd Great American Race. Little E and the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet came from 10th place to 2nd in the last two laps - apparently he still has a little Earnhardt left in him.
Here are the last two laps, courtesy of SlicedSmoke14 and the YouTube:
((HT: NASCAR Images/NASCAR on Fox))