New year, another Denny Hamlin win within the Daytona 500. And Joe Gibbs nonetheless has the workforce to beat in NASCAR. Hamlin gained his third Daytona 500 on Monday, turning into the primary driver since Sterling Marlin in 1995 to win “The Great American Race” in consecutive seasons. His win last year was a 1-2-three sweep for Joe Gibbs Racing and kicked off a yearlong firm celebration wherein Gibbs drivers gained a report 19 races and the Cup championship.
The publish-race scene this year was considerably subdued out of concern for Ryan Newman, who was wrecked because of the chief and crossed the end line along with his automobile on its roof, engulfed in flames.
This victory got hereafter simply the second rain postponement in 62 years, a go-to from President Donald Trump, a pair of red flag stoppages, and two overtimes. As he went door-to-door with Ryan Blaney for the end — the 0.014 margin of victory was the second closest in historical race past — Newman took a wild experience alongside the monitor when he was crashed making an attempt to carry onto the lead.
Newman’s situation was not instantly generally known as security employees rolled his automotive again onto its wheels earlier than he was eliminated. Newman was taken by ambulance to a hospital. It made for a somber victory lane. Runner-up Blaney stated the best way the ultimate lap shook out, with Newman surging forward of Hamlin, that Blaney locked in behind Newman in a transfer of brand alliance for Ford.
Hamlin had 8 Ford drivers lined up behind him because the chief on the second additional time shootout without a single fellow Toyota driver within the neighborhood to assist him. It allowed Newman to get previous him for the lead; however, the bumping within the pack led to Newman’s onerous flip right into the wall, adopted by a number of rolls and an extended skid throughout the end line.