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Kurt Busch avoids wrecks to win first career Daytona 500.

After many of the big names crashed out earlier in the race, Kurt Busch pulled away on the final lap to take the checkered flag and win his first career Daytona 500.

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Busch's long ride culminates with Daytona 500 win.

Ricky Craven says that Kurt Busch used his experience of three runner-up finishes at Daytona to his advantage in capturing the coveted checkered flag in the Great American Race.

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Busch 'felt like a kid winning a go-kart race'

Kurt Busch sits down with Marty Smith after winning the Daytona 500 to discuss what it felt like to cross the checkered flag, how much he's grown off the track over the last few years and what his wife Ashley has meant to him.

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NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell said the sanctioning body was pleased with its first NASCAR Cup race with its new segment format. O'Donnell: "I thought the race had a flow. The stages played out exactly how they wanted them to. In the past you may have asked me questions of , ‘Were you concerned the drivers got in a line all day long." You didn't see that. You saw two- (and) three-wide all day long. You saw drivers, when a stage came close to ending, pull out and try to win that stage. That's exactly what we wanted. Obviously we never want to see wrecks. But that's part of the sport, that's part of Daytona and that's part of the thrill of winning here if you can make it through."

Bob Pockrass, NASCAR

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Busch had 'caution to the wind' approach at Daytona.

Kurt Busch explains how the unpredictability of restrictor plate racing at Daytona makes having a strategy less important.

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Stewart says Busch waited for the right moment.

Kurt Busch's car owner Tony Stewart says Busch drove the most patient he's ever seen him race and that was the key to him winning the Daytona 500.

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Kurt Busch addressing the media after winning the Daytona 500.

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Gronk celebrating another championship.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer
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After Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500, I almost got run over by his No. 41 Ford Fusion.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch wins first career Daytona 500.

After finishing runner-up three times at the Daytona 500, Busch finally takes the checkered flag at the Great American Race, pulling away from Ryan Blaney to win.

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