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Newman crew chief McCauley shares big part in emotional win

Roy McCauley had to put NASCAR on the back burner to help his wife in her fight with cancer. Back at the track -- and with Amy's cancer in remission -- McCauley even took getting locked out of the garage in stride after a career-defining victory, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 18, 2008, 4:03 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Roy McCauley, carrying a trophy almost as tall as his 5-foot-4 frame, walked up and down the fence that separates the Sprint Cup garage from the rest of the Daytona International Speedway infield Sunday night.

First gate, locked.

Second gate, locked.

"Unfreaking unbelievable," the crew chief for Ryan Newman said. "You win the Daytona 500 and then get locked out of the garage. Hey, Brad, can you help me here?"

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