Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500


DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his second Daytona 500 victory on Sunday night, as he took home the title under the lights.

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The race was set to begin and finish during the day, but a rainstorm pushed things back to a race under the lights. There were a few big wrecks, but Jr. had the top car and it showed at the end. After finishing second three of the last four years, he finally broke through to win on Sunday.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Earnhardt Jr. had 10/1 odds to win this race, which means a wager of $100 to win will pay out an additional $1,000.

The race ended with a green-white-checkered finish. Earnhardt had the lead to start and pulled away early. He held off a late surge from the likes of Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski to get the victory.

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For a complete look at the results from the 2014 Daytona 500, see below

2014 Daytona 500 Results

1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

2 Denny Hamlin (11)

3 Jeff Gordon (24)

4 Brad Keselowski (2)

5 Jimmie Johnson (48)

6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

7 Matt Kenseth (20)

8 Austin Dillon (3)

9 Greg Biffle (16)

10 Casey Mears (13)

11 Joey Logano (22)

12 Landon Cassill (40)

13 Kevin Harvick (4)

14 Jamie McMurray (1)

15 Bobby Labonte (52)

16 Reed Sorenson (36)

17 Carl Edwards (99)

18 Marcos Ambrose (9)

19 Kyle Busch (18)

20 Terry Labonte (32)

21 Kurt Busch (41)

22 Ryan Newman (31)

23 Alex Bowman (23)

24 Josh Wise (98)

25 Brian Scott (33)

26 A J Allmendinger (47)

27 Justin Allgaier (51)

28 Cole Whitt (26)

29 Parker Kligerman (30)

30 Brian Vickers (55)

31 Kasey Kahne (5)

32 Paul Menard (27)

33 Trevor Bayne (21)

34 David Ragan (34)

35 Tony Stewart (14)

36 David Gilliland (38)

37 Michael Annett (7)

38 Kyle Larson (42)

39 Aric Almirola (43)

40 Danica Patrick (10)

41 Michael Waltrip (66)

42 Clint Bowyer (15)

43 Martin Truex Jr. (78) 

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