Daytona 500: Who
won, Jamie McMurray or Kyle Busch?
In the closest finish of
Daytona 500 ever, Jamie McMurray won the Nextel Cup race by just
Just after the finish of the NASCAR Nextel Cup race on
Saturday at the Daytona 500, not even the two drivers knew who
won. Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch finished head-to-head in
Florida, but a slow-motion camera had to be consulted to find
out who the winner of the race was.
It turned out that Jamie McMurray won
the Daytona 500 by just 6 inches ahead of Kyle Busch, or 0.005
seconds, the closest finish in the Daytona 500 history. In
February Kevin Harvick and Mark Martin finished in a similar
fashion, but their time difference of 0.02 seconds is nothing
compared to McMurray's win.
With the win, McMurray is now only 49
points behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the final spot in the Chase
for the Nextel Cup with eight races to go.
Kurt Busch finished third in a
caution-filled evening at Daytona, followed by Carl Edwards and
Jeff Gordon. Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Kasey
Kahne, and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the rest of the Top 10.
The Nextel Cup Series heads to
Chicagoland Speedway next week for the USG Sheetrock 400.
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races, drivers and teams, visit our
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Published on 07/08/2007