They ought to change the rules for the Busch Clash.

Throw a load of bricks into Dale Earnhardt's car. Make him drive a truck. Something, anything to slow him down.Even then, who's to say the Intimidator still wouldn't find a way to win his favorite event? When it comes to 20 laps of all-out racing, no one is better.

"I've been in this race nine times and won it six," said Earnhardt, whistling a cheery ditty as he walked into the postrace press conference Sunday after, ho hum, another victory in the 50-mile Clash. "This race suits the team, (owner Richard) Childress, myself."

Earnhardt led all but two laps of the two-part, made-for-TV event matching last year's pole winners at Daytona International Speedway. He was third after the first 10-lap segment, giving up the lead on the final lap when his car wobbled coming out of turn two and Jeff Gordon streaked to the front to take the checkered flag at the halfway point.

The order of finish was inverted to begin the decisive 10-lap segment, but that proved no obstacle to Earnhardt. He moved from ninth to first in just over a lap.

"I thought it would be tough drafting back up through there, but Childress said, `Try to lead every lap you can,"' Earnhardt remembered. "So that's what I tried to do."

Sounds simple enough. But only Earnhardt makes it looks that easy.

"Dale's got a good car, and he's a h--- of a driver," said Sterling Marlin, who finished second in both segments. "They seem to get out of his way better when he comes up through there."

Who can blame them? With a nickname like the Intimidator, it's get out of the way or wind up in the wall.

"Dale and I were trying to help each other out," Gordon said, "But Dale wanted to win them both."

Once Earnhardt got to the front in the second leg of the Clash, he intended to stay there. Marlin, Bill Elliott and Gordon fell in tightly behind the leader, but never seriously challenged him for the $45,000 top prize.

Also at Daytona Beach, Andy Hillenburg took the lead with seven laps remaining and was able to cruise to the checkered flag after a spectacular two-car accident brought out the final caution flag of Sunday's wild Daytona ARCA 200 with three laps remaining.

Bobby Bowsher, the two-time and defending ARCA Bondo-Mar-Hyde Supercar Series champion, was leading the 80-lap race going into the final 10 laps at Daytona International Speedway as he tried for his first career victory on a track longer than one mile.

But, on lap 74, with nine leaders bunched at the front of the field, Hillenburg dove low on the high-banked 21/2-mile oval and started to drive his Chevrolet Lumina past Bowsher's Ford Thunderbird. Within seconds, Bowsher had cars driving by on both sides, falling all the way to the back of the lead pack as Hillenburg took control.

Three laps later, in virtually the same part of the second turn where he lost the lead, Bowsher banged into Andy Belmont's Ford. Belmont's car turned sideways in front of Bowsher and, as the two cars continued at nearly 190 mph, slid onto its side and somehow worked its way onto the top of Bowsher's car, upside down.

"All I could think was, `Get me off of here, get me off of here,"' Belmont said.

After several moments in this piggy-back mode, Belmont's car did come down, sliding off onto the infield grass and beginning a frightening series of five barrel-rolls, finally coming to a stop in a mangled, steaming heap.

Within moments, while the shaken Bowsher drove slowly on to the pits, Belmont scrambled from his car, jumped onto the roof and waved his arms high in the air to let everybody know he was not injured.