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Daytona 500 champ winless since

Updated: July 4, 2002, 5:17 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Maybe Ward Burton realized it was just too soon to celebrate.

The 40-year-old Danville, Va., native had just won the Super Bowl race of NASCAR and he hardly cracked a smile. No hootin'. No hollerin'. Just a trophy presentation, a hat dance and the usual formalities.

Sixteen races later, it's evident there was no real reason to celebrate. After winning the 500, Burton has posted only one other top 10 -- at Atlanta back in March -- and has finished outside ...

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