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Sports Director Scott Leber Continues His Impressive Streak of Predictions

Leber's prediction for the Daytona 500 is right on.
WTVO/WQRF -- We're beginning to think that the time has come for 'Eyewitness News' Sports Director Scott Leber to go buy a lottery ticket.  Just make sure he picks the numbers himself.

That's because just a few weeks after correctly picking the entire NFL playoffs including the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, Scott correctly predicted that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would win the 'Super Bowl of NASCAR,' the Daytona 500.  Video of his prediction from the 5pm news on Friday is included.

Mind you, this was no 'sure thing' pick.  Of the 43 drivers who lined up after a long rain delay on Sunday, Earnhardt was not considered a favorite.  Dale Jr. had not won a NASCAR race in his last 55 tries, and hadn't won at Daytona in 10 years.  Many oddsmakers felt Matt Kenseth, who had a stronger starting position than Earnhardt Jr., or Jimmie Johnson, with a poor starting position but a better history at Daytona had the strongest chances of winning.  Johnson finished 5th, while Kenseth came in 6th.

Roscoe native Danica Patrick finished 40th after becoming involved in a crash on lap 145, although she did lead for 2 laps of the race.
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