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The closest finish in the history of the American Race is arguably the first race in 1959, or the 2007 race. In the 1959 race, it took 3 days for the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing to declare Lee Petty as the winner. In 2007, Kevin Harvick edged out Mark Martin at the finish line to win by 0.02 seconds or two-one-hundredths of a second. To see the video of the finish just click on the link below.

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There was a tie for the closest finish at the Daytona International Speedway. The first race was the 2007 Pepsi 400 on July 7, 2007 when Jamie McMurray beat Kyle Busch by 0.005 seconds. The record was tied on February 11, 2010 when Jimmie Johnson beat Kevin Harvick to the line by the same margin to win the first Gatorade Duel race of 2010.

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The closest finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway was on March 11, 2001. Kevin Harvick beat Jeff Gordon to the start/finish line by 0.006 seconds to win the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500.

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