Racebook Daytona: Say what?
Status updates from NASCAR's finest, as interpreted by -- OK, as made up by -- ESPN.com's Marty Smith.
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.
Tony Stewart: In Victory Lane at the Duel some guy informed me I was the defending champion but I'd never won the Daytona 500 in my career. Thanks, dude. I didn't realize that.
Carl Edwards: Daytona 500 pole almost feels like a win. I'd have run into the grandstands, but no one was there.
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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.