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Emotion overwhelms relieved Kenseth

Matt Kenseth didn't win a race in 2008. On Sunday at Daytona, the 2003 Sprint Cup champ won the biggest race of his career. And the tears flowed.

Updated: February 16, 2009, 9:53 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Just Saturday evening, after dinner, Matt Kenseth sat in his motor home with his wife, Katie, "telling her, 'I'm really getting fed up with not winning, with not being a contender.'"

Less than 24 hours later, Kenseth was standing in Victory Lane at the Daytona 500, not sure which was streaming down his face more -- rain, or tears of joy.

It was both. And one led to the other. The rain brought the win that brought the tears.

"It's gonna be really wet out ...

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