Highlights from the 59th running of the Daytona 500 (15 images)

It took 17 tries but Kurt Busch finally claimed his first Daytona 500 on Sunday, taking the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap of the 2017 season-opener for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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Kurt Busch celebrates after winning the 59th Daytona 500 on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Chase Elliott takes a long lonely walk down pit row after running out of fuel while leading late in the Daytona 500 on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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Eventual Winner Kurt Busch ran fourth on lap 175 with Chase Elliott (24) leading on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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Daytona 500 Winner Kurt Busch celebrates with his crew on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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Daytona 500 Winner Kurt Busch celebrates with his crew on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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The crew for Daytona 500 Winner Kurt Busch celebrate on pit row on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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Lady Antebellum performs prior to the 59th Daytona 500 on February 26, 2017 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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