Joey Pascarella wins Daytona 200

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Joey Pascarella survived a four-bike scramble to win the Daytona 200 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Pascarella, the 19-year-old Project One Yamaha rider from Vacaville, Calif., led 41 of the 57 laps, and held off 2011 winner Jason DiSalvo, Cameron Beaubier and Martin Cardenas to win by 0.048 seconds.

"Up front and in the lead was my most comfortable position," Pascarella said. "When someone was in front of me, I just didn't like it as much. When I was up front, I was riding my own pace. I just stayed in the lead as long as I could. When someone would pass me, I just used the draft and got right back by them. I rode smooth laps."

Earlier, Elena Myers of Discovery Bay, Calif., became the first female to win a professional motorsports event at Daytona International Speedway when she took the 10-lap AMA Pro SuperSport race on her Suzuki. In the 15-lap SuperBike race, Suzuki's Blake Young nipped two-time defending champion Josh Hayes by 0.002 seconds.