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Daytona 500 is never fair but Byron's victory is no fluke

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -- They don't call it the Fair American Race.

They do not call it the Satisfying American Race, the Predictable American Race or the Tidy American Race. It's the Great American Race. As in, great at keeping us guessing.

NASCAR's biggest single event, which was held for the 66th time on a rain-postponed Monday evening at the self-declared World Center of Racing, can be described by a list of lead characteristics that shifts and shuffles more chaotically than this year's Daytona 500 pinball machine of a leaderboard that produced 41 lead changes between 20 different drivers, five over the race's final 20 laps.