Newman wins Daytona 500

February 17, 2008 4:28:22 PM PST
Ryan Newman has won the 50th running of the Daytona 500, giving team owner Roger Penske his first victory in the Great American Race. Newman, driving the Number-12 Dodge, beat out Kurt Busch for the checkered flag. Tony Stewart was third.

The first half of the race was virtually caution-free with the first yellow coming out on the 80th lap. There were a total of seven cautions with six coming in the final 49 laps.

Kyle Busch was fourth and Reed Sorenson came in fifth.

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