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Stewart Nips Boyer at Daytona Finish Line
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Stewart nipped Clint Bowyer at the finish line to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the fourth consecutive season.

Bowyer was leading with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushing him around the track, and Stewart was closing quickly on the outside with help from Landon Cassill.

Earnhardt Jr. then set up his attempt to pass for the lead, and Bowyer had to block. That allowed Stewart to come charging alongside and nip him at the finish line by .007 seconds.

Bowyer finished second to give Kevin Harvick Inc. a 1-2 sweep in Saturday's race.

Cassill was third, and Earnhardt Jr. was shuffled back to fourth.

Danica Patrick finished 14th.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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