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Who won the Daytona 500, Nascar Race last night, results, updates: How Denny Hamlin won the closest race ever

Who won the Daytona 500, Nascar Race last night, results, updates: How Denny Hamlin won the closest race ever

Who won the Daytona 500, Nascar Race last night, results, updates: How Denny Hamlin won the closest race ever

If you talk of photo finish, this was the closest that any competition can get. The 2016 Daytona 500 will be remembered for the hits and misses and the promising racers losing the race without actually giving any fight, while others, less talked about racers doing much better during the race.

In the meantime Denny Hamlin fans who were praying for his success in the 2016 Daytona 500 seem to be the happiest lot at the moment. There is no denying the fact that he actually won the closest Daytona 500 in history Sunday, rallying from fourth place on the final lap to beat Martin Truex Jr. in a photo finish by just one-hundredth of a second.

The Daytona 500 was fiercely competitive from the beginning to the end and Danny Hamilton amazed everyone with his determination and consistency. He had led the most laps for the day, 95 and his win didn’t amaze anyone at least tonight.

On the other hand, Kyle Busch, who led 19 laps, placed third to complete a Toyota sweep of the top spots. Hamlin and Busch both drive for Joe Gibbs Racing, while Truex’s single-car Furniture Row team has a technical alliance with JGR. Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five. Edwards’ finish was all the more remarkable given the torn-up state of the front right side of his car following damage sustained earlier in the race. Defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano placed sixth.

Daytona 500 full finishing order (unofficial)

POS DRIVER LAPS Laps led
1 Denny Hamlin 200 95
2 Martin Truex Jr. 200 2
3 Kyle Busch 200 19
4 Kevin Harvick 200
5 Carl Edwards 200
6 Joey Logano 200
7 Kyle Larson 200
8 Regan Smith 200
9 Austin Dillon 200 1
10 Kurt Busch 200
11 Ryan Newman 200 1
12 Aric Almirola 200
13 Kasey Kahne 200
14 Matt Kenseth 200 40
15 Michael McDowell 200
16 Jimmie Johnson 200 18
17 Jamie McMurray 200
18 Paul Menard 200
19 Ryan Blaney 200
20 Brad Keselowski 200 1
21 AJ Allmendinger 200
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200
23 Landon Cassill 200
24 Brian Scott 200 1
25 Ty Dillon 200
26 Brian Vickers 200
27 Michael Annett 200 1
28 Trevor Bayne 200
29 David Ragan 200 1
30 Michael Waltrip 200 1
31 Bobby Labonte 200 1
32 Casey Mears 199
33 Clint Bowyer 199
34 Greg Biffle 198
35 Danica Patrick 184
36 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 169 15
37 Chase Elliott 160 3
38 Robert Richardson Jr. 135
39 Chris Buescher 91
40 Matt DiBenedetto 91

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