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Duhamel Wins Fifth Daytona 200

March 13, 2005

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Canadian Miguel Duhamel won his record-tying fifth Daytona 200 motorcycle race on Saturday. Duhamel, riding his No. 17 Honda, tied Scott Russell for career victories at Daytona International Speedway.

``It was a hard 68 laps,″ said Duhamel, who won by 42.586 seconds. ``I’m very honored to tie Scott Russell. He was a great rider at this track.″

Honda swept the top three spots for the second time in three years. Kurtis Roberts finished second, while Jake Zemke was another 5.8 seconds back.

Danny Eslick, on a Suzuki, and Chris Peris, on a Yamaha, rounded out the top five.

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