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McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory

NASCAR Daytona 500 Auto Racing
Posted at 5:57 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 05:57:39-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell stunned NASCAR by scoring his first career victory in the Daytona 500.

McDowell charged through a crash scene when Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano wrecked racing for the win.

It made a hole for McDowell that he drove through for his first win in 358 career starts.

The race ended early Monday morning because of a rain delay of nearly six hours.

McDowell was a 100-1 underdog but the journeyman pounced when a hole opened in front of him.

The race ended under caution with a fiery eight-car crash and McDowell in his first victory lane.