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Jarrett wins Daytona 500 for second time in for years DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18) -- Dale Jarrett won his second Daytona 500 in four years Sunday in the 38th running of the event in what was nearly a repeat of his 1993 triumph -- when he...

Jarrett wins Daytona 500 for second time in for years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18) -- Dale Jarrett won his second Daytona 500 in four years Sunday in the 38th running of the event in what was nearly a repeat of his 1993 triumph -- when he held off Dale Earnhardt for the final, nail-biting 24 laps in the Quality Care/Ford Credit Ford. Jarrett's fifth career NASCAR Winston Cup victory was once again called on CBS TV's live telecast by his father, Ned, but this victory was on his parents' 40th wedding anniversary. He won an event record $362,775. The race was one of the most competitive Daytona 500s ever, with a a record-tying 15 drivers swapping the lead 32 times. Jarrett averaged 154.308 mph and finished two car lengths ahead of Earnhardt's GM Goodwrench Chevrolet. Although Ford captured nine of the top 12 positions, Ken Schrader in the Budweiser Chevrolet, Mark Martin in the Valvoline Ford and Jeff Burton in his first race in Jack Roush's Exide Batteries Ford rounded out the top five. By becoming the third driver to sweep the 500 and the Busch Clash in the same year (joining Bobby Allison in '82 and Bill Elliott '87) Jarrett blunted Earnhardt's attempt to win his 29th Daytona event but his first Daytona 500 in 18 attempts. It was Earnhardt's fourth second-place finish in the event. Earnhardt still managed to eclipse the $26 million mark in NASCAR Winston Cup career winnings with his $215,065 day.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Burton , Dale Jarrett , Ken Schrader , Bobby Allison , Jack Roush