Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona 500

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Posted: Feb 23, 2014 3:03 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove his Chevrolet to victory in the rain-interrupted Daytona 500 on Sunday in the season-opening NASCAR race.

Denny Hamlin was second in a Toyota and Jeff Gordon finished third in another Chevrolet.

The crashed-marred race was a marathon contest, completed after a six hour, 21 minute rain delay that was the longest single day delay in the 56 years of the race.

(Reporting by Lewis Franck; Editing by Larry Fine)