Checkered Countdown: Top-Five Daytona Finishes

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No.4 Mark Martin loses the opportunity of a lifetime by two hundreds of a second (2007).

Mark Martin started racing in the Sprint Cup Series back in 1981 but in 2007 he had not won a Daytona 500 yet. He had a great chance to finally do it before retiring when he found himself leading at the white flag that year but eventually things didn’t go his way: he got loose in turn three and allowed Kevin Harvick to get by him on the outside. The two kept racing side by side until the finish line where Harvick prevailed by two hundreds of a second. To add even more drama to this already thrilling finish there was a huge crash out of Turn-Four in the back of the field with Clint Bowyer’s car crossing the finish line on fire and upside-down.