NASCAR: Denny Hamlin Wins The Closest Daytona 500 Finish Of All-Time (Video)

In NASCAR’s crowning event of the year, it was Denny Hamlin who captured the closest Daytona 500 finish of all-time.

It doesn’t get much closer than that. In fact, it’s never been closer.

Denny Hamlin’s victory today at the Daytona 500 was the closest in history. He just beat-out Martin Truex Jr. by 0.011 seconds:


https://vine.co/v/irghlp7lg5b

It was actually Matt Kenseth who seemed to have victory in his grasp for most of the day. He led the previous 40-laps, up until that final lap.

Kenseth seemed in command of a single-file line. That was, until, Hamlin got a big push from Kevin Harvick and shot through the slimmest of gaps to take the lead.

https://vine.co/v/irg56aljQ3F

 

Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch, 2014 champion Harvick, and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five.

The is Toyota’s very first victory in the Daytona 500.

The season continues in Atlanta next week.

NEXT: So This Is What An Aroldis Chapman Fastball Sounds Like (Video)

ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU


Founder of Elite Sports NY---Former strong safety, point guard and 400-meter hustler. Remembers Matteau, the Dunk, the Yankees on MSG, Mr. Conn Smythe Leetch and Chrebet's fearless ways. E-Mail: robsabo10@elitesportsny.com