Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 with late pass
Kurt Busch passed Kyle Larson on the final lap to win the Daytona 500, surviving a crash-filled season opener to win the race for the first time in 16 tries.
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.
Kyle Larson was leading the Daytona 500 going into the final lap but ran out of fuel and finished 12th in a race won by Kurt Busch. Larson: "A bummer, but, honestly, it's cool to have a shot to win the biggest race of our season. … We just didn't have enough fuel at the end. I knew we'd be close. I knew we were right on our window. So when we got single-file on top, I was running around three-quarter to half-throttle as much as I could save and just ran up short."
Gronk celebrating another championship.
Happy place. #Daytona500
And this is the car that won!
After Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500, I almost got run over by his No. 41 Ford Fusion.
Gronk photobombs Kurt Busch's Daytona 500 victory photo.
Kurt Busch wins the Daytona 500. Here's a close up look at his No. 41 Ford Fusion.
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.
Kurt Busch heads to victory lane after winning the Daytona 500.
Kurt Busch wins the Daytona 500.
Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500. The ViewFromVegas is he was 25-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Kyle Larson also ran out of fuel while leading.
Chase Elliott is out of gas with less than three laps left in the Daytona 500.
Five laps remain in the Daytona 500. Chase Elliott, looking for his first career NASCAR Cup win, is the leader.
With 15 laps left in the Daytona 500, Joey Logano is told by his team "We are borderline making it (to the finish) on fuel, like most of the field."
Getting a closer look at Clint Boyer's No. 14 Ford Fusion.
Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet SS getting lifted back into the trailer.
There are just 19 cars left on the lead lap with 20 laps remaining in the Daytona 500. Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney are the top contenders.
Kyle Busch: "It wasn't a very good day."
Dale Jr. feels fine after wreck.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's disappointed about crashing out of the Daytona 500 but feels fine. Earnhardt Jr. discusses the changes he's made with his headrests to limit head impact inside the car.
Dale Jr. after Daytona 500 wreck: 'I feel good'
Competing in his first Cup race since July, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is out of the Daytona 500 after being caught in a multicar accident triggered by Kyle Busch.
Over-aggression in the field wrecks Johnson's day.
Jimmie Johnson tells Marty Smith that the racing in the Daytona 500 was going well until over-aggression started taking over and caused a wreck that caught up the defending champion.
Brad Keselowski, one of the favorites to win the Daytona 500, is among the 13 cars out of the race as a broken suspension piece ended his day with 57 laps remaining.
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