Denny Hamlin survives late demolition derby to win his second Daytona 500

From Matthew Mayer of CBSports.com : Denny Hamlin held off reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st Daytona 500 on Sunday. It’s the second win of Hamlin’s career in The Great American Race. Hamlin won a race that, for the most part, was a clean one until chaos ensued with less than 10 laps to go. Hamlin was coming off his first winless season and faced pressure within Joe Gibbs Racing with a new crew chief and Christopher Bell rising through the ranks. That…

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain shortened Clash

Something happened at the Clash at Daytona that hadn’t happened since June 4, 2017 – Jimmie Johnson being in 1st place at the end of a race. How he got there could be seen as a source of contention. While running in second on lap 55, Johnson and race leader Paul Menard got together, causing a wreck that would ensnare over half the field. Menard had this to say about the wreck to Fox Sports 1 : I moved down a little bit and the next thing I knew, I…

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