Classy Martin just misses first Daytona win Mark Martin had a feeling he could win Sunday's Daytona 500 -- and he let it be known throughout the garage. However, Martin, the leader in the final lap, lets the victory slip away, Charlie McCarthy says.Earnhardt Jr. will be back in spotlight when 500 begins Cheating controversies have helped Dale Earnhardt Jr. remain in the shadows in the week leading up to the Daytona 500. But when the green flag drops Sunday, all eyes will be on the No. 8. As they will be all season, Charlie McCarthy says.Cup teams looking for consistency as penalties stiffen NASCAR drivers and teams all agree -- sort of -- that there should be a crackdown on cheating in the ranks, but Charlie McCarthy says most are having a hard time figuring out just what message is being sent in any given case.Hylton nearly checks in, before missing out on 500 Fourteen years after his last race, 72-year-old James Hylton nearly made history. But despite missing the Daytona 500 cut, Charlie McCarthy says the old-time racer silenced the critics.