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Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 am Monday morning filled with dread after Dillon's car sailed upside down into the fence then shot back onto the track. The car was on its roof and mangled when it was hit hard by Brad Keselowski.

The car tore down a section of fencing, debris scattered into the grandstands, and crew members from several teams raced to check on Dillon.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Coke Zero 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick6561
2Dale Earnhardt Jr.5935
3Jimmie Johnson5894
4Joey Logano5813
5Martin Truex Jr.5692
6Jamie McMurray5267
7Brad Keselowski5206
8Kurt Busch50810
9Matt Kenseth5019
10Jeff Gordon50011
11Kasey Kahne4968
12Denny Hamlin48013

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