With 2 laps to go, an outside line began to form, with Kevin Harvick, Kenseth, and Jeff Burton. Martin came to the white flag looking for a victory. On the backstretch, Kyle Busch, sitting 2nd place, tried both ways to get around Martin. At this time, Kenseth began to bump-draft Harvick, with Burton in tow. Harvick flew by David Stremme, Gilliland, Mike Wallace, David Ragan, and Greg Biffle. On the last lap, Busch's shifting around, trying to get around Martin and block Harvick at the same, caused him to get loose. Harvick zipped past Busch. Harvick and Martin, Busch, and Kenseth, and Biffle and Burton were side-by-side out of turn 4. Busch hit the apron, getting him loose. He spun out and started a chain reaction collecting many cars. Kevin Harvick won the race by 0.02 second over Mark Martin in the closest finish since the first race at Daytona International Speedway when it took three days to declare Lee Petty the winner in 1959.
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