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|Stewart Wins NASCAR Nationwide Event at Daytona; Sprint Cup Race Sunday on FM 95
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the fifth time in the last six years.
Stewart was in total control after a 10-car accident took contender Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the race with a frightening flip down the superstretch.
It opened it up for Stewart to move into the lead, and he was unchallenged over the final 24 laps.
The action was instead behind him, as Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Justin Allgaier raced three-wide toward the finish line for second.
It was an expensive day for Earnhardt, who had both his cars destroyed. Danica Patrick was involved in an earlier 10-car accident that ruined her NASCAR debut.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series-opening Daytona 500 is Sunday. Hear live coverage on FM 95 (94.9 FM) beginning with pre-race coverage at 11am.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. WGIL Sports contributed to this report.)