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Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500, Ryan Newman crosses finish line on roof

Ryan Newman (6) lands on his roof immediately after crashing and crossed the complete line...

Ryan Newman (6) lands on his roof immediately after crashing and crossed the complete line that way at the NASCAR Daytona five hundred. / Linked Press


DAYTONA Beach, Fla. — A further 12 months, another Denny Hamlin acquire in the Daytona five hundred.

And Joe Gibbs even now has the staff to defeat in NASCAR.

Hamlin won his third Daytona five hundred on Monday, turning into the very first driver considering the fact that Sterling Marlin in 1995 to acquire “The Fantastic American Race” in consecutive seasons. His acquire last 12 months was a 1-two-three sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing and kicked off a yearlong corporation celebration in which Gibbs drivers won a record 19 races and the Cup championship.

Hamlin joined 6 Corridor of Fame drivers as winners of a few or much more Daytona 500s. He tied Dale Jarrett — who gave JGR its very first Daytona five hundred acquire in 1993 — Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison. Hamlin trails Cale Yarborough’s four wins and the record seven by Richard Petty.

This victory came immediately after just the 2nd rain postponement in 62 years, a visit from President Donald Trump, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes. As he went doorway-to-doorway with Ryan Blaney for the complete — the .014 margin of victory was the 2nd closest in race background — Ryan Newman took a wild ride along the track when he was crashed striving to keep on to the guide.

Newman’s motor vehicle flipped numerous moments and crossed the complete line on its roof, engulfed in flames.



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