Ryan Newman (six) lands on his roof immediately after crashing and crossed the complete line that way at the NASCAR Daytona 500. / Linked Press
DAYTONA Beach, Fla. — Yet another 12 months, another Denny Hamlin get in the Daytona 500.
And Joe Gibbs continue to has the staff to defeat in NASCAR.
Hamlin won his 3rd Daytona 500 on Monday, getting to be the initially driver considering the fact that Sterling Marlin in 1995 to get “The Wonderful American Race” in consecutive seasons. His get previous 12 months was a 1-2-three sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing and kicked off a yearlong company celebration in which Gibbs motorists won a file 19 races and the Cup championship.
Hamlin joined 6 Corridor of Fame motorists as winners of a few or extra Daytona 500s. He tied Dale Jarrett — who gave JGR its initially Daytona 500 get in 1993 — Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison. Hamlin trails Cale Yarborough’s 4 wins and the file seven by Richard Petty.
This victory arrived immediately after just the second rain postponement in sixty two many years, a visit from President Donald Trump, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes. As he went door-to-door with Ryan Blaney for the complete — the .014 margin of victory was the second closest in race historical past — Ryan Newman took a wild ride together the observe when he was crashed hoping to maintain onto the direct.
Newman’s car flipped various instances and crossed the complete line on its roof, engulfed in flames.
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