DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered.
NASCAR’s most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the “Great American Race.”
Earnhardt snapped a 55-race winless streak Sunday night that dated to 2012. It ended a streak of futility at Daytona International Speedway, where he finished second in three of the previous four 500s.
He radioed to his crew “this is…