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Arute: Daytona NASCAR's Super Bowl

Updated: February 5, 2001, 3:35 PM ET
By By Jack Arute | Special to ESPN.com

Say what you want about the Ravens' win against the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the NFL certainly knows how to close the curtain on a season. Through the course of 35 years, the term "Super Bowl" has become a designation for the biggest event in sports.

That's why many wonder why stock car racing's "Super Bowl" -- the Daytona 500 -- kicks off the NASCAR season instead of ending it.

Dale Jarrett takes the checkered flag ahead of Jeff Burton in winning his third Daytona 500 ...

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