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T. BODINE GETS ELUSIVE DAYTONA WIN

Todd Bodine missed his brother's Daytona victory in 1986.

Now, he knows how it feels to win at NASCAR's most famous track.

Bodine held off a late push from Kyle Busch and Johnny Benson to win the season-opening Chevy Silverado 250 truck race Friday night and pick up his first victory at Daytona International Speedway.

Bodine needed 17 years and 34 tries. He was in North Carolina, working on his late model car, when Geoff Bodine won the 1986 Daytona 500.

"It's different," Todd Bodine said. "I'm not going to say it's better. It's just different. ... It's pride and a little bit of redemption. I've been so close before."

The 2006 series champion passed pole-sitter Erik Darnell coming off pit road with about 13 laps to go then stayed out front the rest of the way.

Busch finished second followed by Benson as Bodine edged both by a bumper.

On Lap20, Mike Skinner and Brendan Gaughan touched, starting a multi-truck wreck that ended with P.J. Jones escaping his No.63 Ford as flames poured out of it. No word of his condition was available.

Others caught up in the wreck were Jon Wood, Chad Chaffin, Ted Musgrave and Matt Crafton; a long cleanup brought out a red flag.

Information from NASCAR.com contributed to this report.

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