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Matt Kenseth Avoided Explosions To Win The Longest Daytona 500 Of All-Time

The Daytona 500 started was supposed to start Sunday around 1:30. Nearly 36 hours later, Matt Kenseth crossed the finish line for his second Daytona 500 victory. Kenseth survived a race that was full of wrecks and held off a way-too-late push by Dale Earnhardt Jr for the victory.

The highlight of the night was Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet engine. You know what that’s like.  Danica Patrick continued her tough-luck weekend in Florida by wrecking on the first lap. Patrick came back to finish 38th. Kenseth’s victory was almost anti-climatic after a weekend of delays, questionable weather, car crashes and jet fuel explosions.

The most surprising star of the night was Brad Keselowski who took the opportunity to tweet during the race. When it was all said and done, Keselowski more than tripled his follower count to more than 200,000. Now we will just wait to see how Daytona did in the ratings.If Twitter and jet fuel explosions are any indication, they should be huge.

 

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