Harvick Noses Martin For Daytona 500 Win - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

2/18/07 - Daytona Beach

Harvick Noses Martin For Daytona 500 Win

(AP) - 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 twonights.  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. 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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