Michael McDowell came into the Daytona 500 with no wins in 358 career NASCAR starts.
Hard to say anyone had him picked to be a winner on the sport’s biggest stage.
He got the job done on a day of weather delays and a ton of rain, but not without a little help from his friends.
Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were battling for the lead at the end, but a crash between both ended up catapulting McDowell (in third at the time) to victory lane.
This coming after a 5-hour weather delay kept the drivers off the track.
They eventually got back to racing just before 9 p.m. and McDowell crossed the finish line just after 12:15 a.m.
A long day and a long night ending in a long shot taking home the trophy.