Martin Truex Jr. fades late as Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500.Busch is sponsored by Monster Energy, which kicked off its first season as the title sponsor for NASCAR's top series Sunday...

Martin Truex Jr. fades late as Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500.

Busch is sponsored by Monster Energy, which kicked off its first season as the title sponsor for NASCAR's top series Sunday with the season-opener. It wasn't NASCAR finest moment, though, as multiple accidents pared down the field and had a mismatched group of drivers racing for the win at the end.

"The more that becomes unpredictable about Daytona, the more it becomes predictable to predict unpredictability," Busch said. "This car's completely thrashed. There's not a straight panel on it. The strategy today, who knew what to pit when, what segments were what. Everybody's wrecking as soon as we're done with the second segment.

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