Dale Earnhardt Jr. stared at the scoreboard, saw his No. 8 car listed in fifth place and knew there was an error.

There was no way he had a top-five finish.

Not with an ill-handling car. Not with an inconsistent engine. Not with increasingly cool weather that made it nearly impossible to pass.

The standings were eventually changed, and Junior felt fortunate to finish eighth in the Daytona 500 on Sunday - five years after his father's death on the final lap of the same race.

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