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|Harvick Survives Wild Daytona Race for Victory
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The cracked, patched and deteriorating track held up better than most of the cars and some of the competitors.
A wild night race at Daytona International Speedway -- the last one on the track's 32-year-old surface -- ended with Kevin Harvick taking the checkered flag, teammate Clint Bowyer spinning through the infield grass and several angry driving searching for answers.
Just another restrictor-plate race? Maybe. But this one also might be remembered as one of the more chaotic events at NASCAR's most famous track.
Despite a record 18 leaders and 47 lead changes, the real excitement resulted from six multi-car crashes in the second half of the race that essentially wiped out half the field.
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