Ackerman: Omaha artist crafts Daytona 500 trophies

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 am

This Sunday at the completion of the Daytona 500, the winning driver will head to victory lane to receive the accolades of fans, lots of money and a special delivery from Omaha — the Harley Earl Trophy.

The winning driver will have traveled 500 miles. As for the trophy, or should we say trophies — there are two, one for the owner and one for the driver — they will have completed a 1,400-mile journey to Daytona Beach, Fla., from a downtown Omaha studio of artist John Lajba.

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