On This Date in Sports February 19, 1989: Running on Empty

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Darrell Waltrip wins the Daytona 500 with a calculated gamble. Late in the race, Waltrip and his team decided to stay on the track instead of coming for one last fuel run. The gamble paid off, as there were no cautions in the previous 53 laps. As a result, Darrell Waltrip wins the race by 7.63 seconds over Ken Schrader finishing the race on fumes.