MCMURRAY, POTHOLE, JUNIOR’S RELEVANCE WIN DAYTONA 500

Jamie McMurray overcame a pesky pothole that caused two long red flag delays, a revitalized Dale Earnhardt Jr., the usual assortment of restrictor-plate crashes and his own gentle tears to win the 2010 Daytona 500. Nice-guy McMurray held off a hard-charging Earnhardt in a green-white-checkered overtime finish. But what this race will be remembered for was its length. It lasted more than six hours. You better believe that left Kyle Busch enough time to sneak in a nap. On national television. I wish I was kidding.



McMurray survives Earnhardt’s late rally (AP)