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USA TODAY Sports NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (88) celebrates winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off a late charge by Denny Hamlin to win his second Daytona 500 late Sunday night at Daytona International Speedway.

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With a big push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon on the final restart with two laps to go, Earnhardt was able to get a big enough lead to earn the win 10 years after his first 500 victory.

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