Para los que creen que NASCAR es fácil y no tiene emoción, fijáos que final, impresionante.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon that turned into a lovely night, Michael Waltrip and Jimmie Johnson started on the front row. For the first 151 laps, there were only two caution flags thrown for debris. Jeff Gordon went to the garage after leading a few laps due to a broken suspension. On lap 161, David Ragan tried to block Matt Kenseth, but brought out the third caution after Ragan squeezed his teammate into the wall. The next caution happened on lap 176, when polesitter Jimmie Johnson spun onto the Daytona Superstretch, and Martin Truex Jr. was spun because of the shuffle in the field. Clint Bowyer led the next two laps, but was shuffled through the field and was eventually spun by Juan Pablo Montoya, bringing out the fifth caution of the race. Bowyer did not have any damage from the crash. The biggest crash of the race happened on lap 189, when Montoya sent Dave Blaney into the wall, collecting Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, Casey Mears, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Travis Kvapil and Carl Edwards. Mears did not pit and wound up 4th in the field despite minor damage. On lap 195, Jeff Burton worked his way up to first. Casey Mears tried to block Tony Stewart, who went with Burton, but turned himself into the wall, bringing out another caution. Jeff Burton had a fuel problem on the restart, resulting in Tony Stewart passing him on the outside, bringing Ryan Newman, the Busch brothers and Reed Sorenson. Stewart led the next two laps. On the last lap, Kyle Busch jumped to the inside, bringing teammate Tony Stewart with him. Ryan Newman was on the outside now. It was a shootout going into the final turn between Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, and the Busch Brothers. Kyle Busch jumped to the inside of Tony Stewart, but Kurt Busch pushed Ryan Newman, allowing Newman to win the 50th running of the Daytona 500 with Kurt Busch in tow.