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 didnâ€™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)
|2||Martin Truex Jr.||200||2|
|22||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||200|
|36||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||169||15|
|38||Robert Richardson Jr.||135|