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Harvick noses Martin at wire of Daytona

Kevin Harvick edged Mark Martin in a frantic wreck-filled finish to win his first Daytona 500.

Veteran Martin was making his 23rd attempt at a 500 win. He seemed to have victory in hand when a hard-charging Harvick barreled along the outside to earn his second victory in two nights. Harvick also won the Busch Series race Saturday night.

As Harvick pushed into the lead, Kyle Busch bumped Matt Kenseth to start a melee involving several cars. Kenseth ended up finishing 27th in the race.

Harvick started in the 34th spot. That's the lowest start ever by a Daytona 500 winner. Jeff Burton finished third. Chevrolets swept the first four spots.

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