Wait, what — Mark Martin just won the Daytona 500? What is this — February of 1982? That's because '82 was the first year Martin raced in Florida's 200-lap "Super Bowl of Racing." Before today, the man's won 47 races and finished in the top ten 141 times. But the one win he'd never had — was Daytona 500. After leading 26 laps, he finally saw his first win in the 500-mile race today — beating out a hard charge by fellow Impala SS driver Kyle Busch in his #5 car and the #16 Ford run by Greg Biffle. But they just couldn't...quite...do...it. Good job for the old man.
Yeah, that's what we would have ran had Mark actually beaten back Kevin Harvick. But guess what — the old man just couldn't do it. Harvick, in a crashtastic last turn, beat Martin for the win. Sucks to be Mark Martin, sure — but hey, we've got crash pictures below all set up in a gallery just for your enjoyment! So at least you get something positive out of this whole experience.
All photos by: AP
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