Stewart wins at Daytona; Patrick, Earnhardt crash

February 14, 2010 6:17:56 AM PST
Tony Stewart has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, while JR Motorsports teammates Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were both knocked out in crashes. Patrick had set modest goals for her NASCAR debut, saying she just wanted to finish and stay out of trouble. But just past the halfway point, she couldn't avoid what ended up being a 12-car accident and hit the wall.

Earnhardt's accident a short while later was more frightening. He got hit from every direction in another multi-car pileup that saw his No. 88 Chevrolet flip. But he managed to walk away and joke about it later.

After that, Stewart was in total control, going unchallenged over the final 24 laps.


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