Daytona 500 in fits, starts and fires
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8:35 a.m. ET
DAYTONA, Fla. -- By the time I boarded the plane in Florida Monday evening, the Daytona 500 was three laps old. Jimmie Johnson had crashed out and was already doing television interviews. After that I flew nearly 1,000 miles from Orlando to New York; waited 20 minutes for my luggage; stood in the longest line I've ever seen to get a cab; rode 14 miles home in moderate to heavy nightclub traffic, and walked through the door just in time to watch another two ...
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2012 Daytona 500
The 54th running of the Daytona 500 is in the books. What started as a new season of hope for all ended its first chapter with one of the most memorable events in NASCAR history.