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Watch: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s drivers finish 1-2 in closest finish in NASCAR history

27   //    18 Feb 2018, 18:45 IST
Tyler Reddick (9) edges Elliott Sadler
Tyler Reddick (9) edges Elliott Sadler

JR Motorsports teammates Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler made history in Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Daytona, with Reddick edging Sadler in overtime for the closest finish in NASCAR history.

Reddick's official margin of victory was 0.000 — a virtual photo finish. That beat the previous NASCAR touring series record of 0.001 seconds, set in a 1995 truck series race.  

“Either way, a JR Motorsports car wins, right?” Reddick said. “… That was insane, I just saw a picture of it like 10 minutes ago and it’s not much.”

Reddick's second career victory came in his first race with JR Motorsports. The season opener featured plenty of late drama, with five overtimes and one marred by an 18-car crash that wiped out several leading contenders.

In case you're wondering, the smallest margin of victory in a NASCAR Cup series race is 0.002 seconds. Ricky Craven beat Kurt Busch by that margin at Darlington in 2003, and Jimmie Johnson beat Clint Bowyer by the same margin at Talladega in 2011.

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