Daytona 500 Champion Michael McDowell Celebrates First Career Win

McDowell was there to benefit from "The Big One"

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Michael McDowell earned his first-ever victory in the 2021 Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

The driver of the No. 34 Ford Mustang sat in third before Brad Keselowski tapped Joey Logano, leading to a massive crash took with McDowell left to benefit from the chaos.

McDowell led only the final lap for the victory, which came in his 358th start in NASCAR’s premier series.

“I can’t believe it,” the Front Row Motorsports driver said during his postrace interview, as seen the FOX Sports broadcast. “What a way to get a first victory at the Daytona 500. Are you kidding me?! We’re the Daytona 500 champions. I cannot believe this.”

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