The 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2013 Daytona 500

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The 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2013 Daytona 500
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Sunday's 55th running of the Daytona 500 was among the more unique editions of the Great American Race that we've seen in quite a few years.

Starting with Danica Patrick, the first woman to ever win a Sprint Cup pole—let alone take the starting green flag in Sunday's race—to a minimal number of wrecks and cautions, and ultimately, Jimmie Johnson's win, Sunday's race was a must-see event that didn't disappoint.

To her credit, Patrick drove nothing short of an outstanding race, which is more than we can say for several others, including Kevin Harvick and Patrick's teammate and team owner, Tony Stewart, who both made early exits due to being caught up in a wreck not of their making.

While there were a number of storylines that played out during the race, here are 10 of the biggest that we took away from Sunday:

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