After a six hour, 21 minute, and 40 second rain delay, NASCAR crowned a new Daytona 500 champion.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took the checkered flag and the 88 car hit victory lane.
After about a hour of sleep, Earnhardt, Jr. was back addressing the media at the annual Champion's Breakfast held at Daytona International Speedway.
The celebration includes a catered breakfast and a Q&A session between the new champion and the media. The actual winning car is also put on display in a mock set-up of Gatorade victory lane for the entire year.
This was Dale Jr.'s second Daytona victory. His first came 10 years ago.
When asked about the difference, Earnhardt Jr. simply said the first one "hits you like a sonic boom" and everything flies by, while the second time he knows what to expect and can "soak it all in."
Tours of the Speedway are available throughout the year, and one of the most popular stops is the confetti and dried champagne covered car of the Daytona 500 winner.