Dale Jr.'s Top 12 Career Moments

Winning the Daytona 500
Text: Cary Estes, SI.com
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Winning the Daytona 500

Feb. 15, 2004

With President George W. Bush in attendance, Junior won NASCAR's biggest race six years to the day after his father picked up his lone Daytona 500 victory. Junior held off a pass attempt by Tony Stewart midway through the final lap, and then pulled away through turns 3 and 4 for a comfortable margin of victory.

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