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15/02/1998 Dale Earnhardt wins his first Daytona 500

The 40th running of the Daytona 500 was held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida as the first race of the NASCAR Winston Cup season. It was memorable in that it marked Dale Earnhardt's only Daytona 500 victory after 19 previous attempts and many heartbreaking finishes.