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Villwock wins by taking long way home

Dave Villwock has a different philosophy than most other drivers here.

The majority of drivers want the inside lane, with the philosophy that the shortest way around the course is the inside lane. That's true. But the first turn is incredibly rough here.

Villwock has won many of his races here from the outside.

"Sometimes you see guys trying to run the white line at Daytona, and then someone goes up high by the wall and passes them," Villwock said.

It's safer outside. And up front.

"Right now, it's OK to go for the inside lane," Villwock said. "But when seven boats are out there for the final, it's going to get tough to get through that first turn."