McMurray holds off Earnhardt to win Daytona 500

Drivers bring their cars through the tri-oval during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Don Montague)

February 14, 2010 6:26:06 PM PST
Jamie McMurray held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday, a finish so thrilling it just about made up for a pothole that nearly derailed the Super Bowl of NASCAR.