Denny Hamlin won the 58th Annual Daytona 500 with the closest finish in the 500s history

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from 11th place Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota won the 2016 Daytona 500, his 27th win in 363 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Denny Hamlin’s 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2016 & 1st win & 7th Top 10 finish in 21 races at Daytona International Speedway. 2nd Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, started from 28th place posted his 3rd Top 10 finish in 22 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is Martin Truex Jr.’s 1st Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75 Toyota, started from 4th place posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 22 races at Daytona International Speedway.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, started from 9th place followed by 5th place Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota, started from 10th place. 6th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 5th place followed by 7th Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 14th place. 8th place Car 7 Regan Smith Golden Corral/Nikko Chevrolet, started from 27th place followed by 9th place Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet, started from 21st place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 8th place. Ryan Blaney (19th) was the highest finishing rookie.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Ken Griffey Jr. waves the green flag as Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Ken Griffey Jr. waves the green flag as Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 6 Cautions for 31 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 20 for Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, Car 7 Regan Smith Golden Corral/Nikko Chevrolet, Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota crash Frontstretch. 2nd Caution on lap 57 for Car 14 Brian Vickers Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota, Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford crash on the Frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 93 for Car 34 Chris Buescher Love’s Travel Stops Ford, Car 93 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting Toyota crash in Turn 2. 4th Caution on lap 120 for Debris Turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 171 for Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet crash on the Frontstretch. 6th Caution on lap 185 for Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet, Car 27 Paul Menard Peak Antifreeze/Menards Chevrolet, Car 16 Greg Biffle KFC Nashville Hot Ford crash on the Backstretch.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, has an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, has an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 20 Lead Changes among 15 drivers: C. Elliott # 1-3; D. Earnhardt Jr. 4-17; Kyle Busch 18-21; D. Earnhardt Jr. 22; R. Newman 23; D. Hamlin 24-57; M. Truex Jr. 58; B. Labonte 59; J. Johnson 60-77; Kyle Busch 78-92; D. Ragan 93; M. Waltrip 94; D. Hamlin 95-119; M. Truex Jr. 120; D. Hamlin 121-155; A. Dillon 156; B. Keselowski 157; M. Annett 158; B. Scott # 159; M. Kenseth 160-199; D. Hamlin 200;

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's 75 Toyota, races Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75 Toyota, races Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida

Chase Grid Outlook: 1.D. Hamlin 45 (1 wins);2.M. Truex Jr. 40 (0);3.Kyle Busch 39 (0);4.K. Harvick 37 (0);5.C. Edwards 36 (0);6.J. Logano 35 (0);7.K. Larson 34 (0);8.R. Smith 33 (0);9.A. Dillon 33 (0);10.Kurt Busch 31 (0);11.R. Newman 31 (0);12.A. Almirola 29 (0);13.K. Kahne 28 (0);14.M. Kenseth 28 (0);15.M. Mcdowell 26 (0);16.J. Johnson 26 (0).

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: A general view of the peedway during the flyover prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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A general view of the speedway during the flyover prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Today’s Margin of Victory is the closest in Daytona 500 history at 0.010 second. Denny Hamlin becomes the 5th driver in series history to win the Sprint Unlimited and the Daytona 500 in the same season joining Bobby Allison (1982), Bill Elliott (1987), Dale Jarrett (1996, 2000) and Jeff Gordon (1997). Joe Gibbs Racing had 3 cars in the Top 5 & Toyota had 4 cars in the Top 5. This is the first Daytona 500 win for Toyota. Denny Hamlin leads the point standings by 5 points over Martin Truex Jr.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Daytona International Speedway 58th Annual Daytona 500 UNOFFICIAL Race Results
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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 11. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 200 Running
2. 28. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota 200 Running
3. 4. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75 Toyota 200 Running
4. 9. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 200 Running
5. 10. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 200 Running
6. 5. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 200 Running
7. 14. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 27. Car 7 Regan Smith Golden Corral/Nikko Chevrolet 200 Running
9. 21. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 200 Running
10. 8. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet 200 Running
11. 38. Car 31 Ryan Newman CAT Chevrolet 200 Running
12. 34. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 200 Running
13. 13. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 200 Running
14. 2. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 200 Running
15. 39. Car 59 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Chevrolet 200 Running
16. 26. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 200 Running
17. 6. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s/Cessna Chevrolet 200 Running
18. 37. Car 27 Paul Menard Peak Antifreeze/Menards Chevrolet 200 Running
19. 7. Car 21 Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 200 Running
20. 25. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 200 Running
21. 30. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Scott Products Chevrolet 200 Running
22. 19. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 200 Running
23. 24. Car 38 Landon Cassill Florida Lottery Ford 200 Running
24. 35. Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertsons Co./Shore Lodge Ford 200 Running
25. 12. Car 95 Ty Dillon(i) Cheerios Chevrolet 200 Running
26. 18. Car 14 Brian Vickers Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 200 Running
27. 22. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 200 Running
28. 23. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 200 Running
29. 29. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 200 Running
30. 36. Car 83 Michael Waltrip Maxwell House Toyota 200 Running
31. 33. Car 32 Bobby Labonte C&J Energy Services Ford 200 Running
32. 32. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 199 Running
33. 31. Car 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Chevrolet 199 Running
34. 15. Car 16 Greg Biffle KFC Nashville Hot Ford 198 Running
35. 16. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 184 Accident
36. 3. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 169 Accident
37. 1. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 160 Running
38. 40. Car 26 Robert Richardson Jr. Stalk It Toyota 135 Engine
39. 17. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love’s Travel Stops Ford 91 Accident
40. 20. Car 93 Matt DiBenedetto Dustless Blasting Toyota 91 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field: Nos. 20, 44, 47, 48, 78 (Back Up Car). Failed to Qualify: (4) 35, 30, 40, 98. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 10 Mins, 25 Secs. Average Speed: 157.549 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.010 Seconds.

3M Lap Leader: Denny Hamlin, #11 95 Laps. American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award : Kyle Busch, #18. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Kyle Busch, #18 Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Michael McDowell, #59 16 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #11. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Denny Hamlin, #11. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Carl Edwards, #19. 0.239 sec Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: AJ Allmendinger, #47 Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ryan Blaney, #21

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Feb. 28, 2016 – Atlanta Motor Speedway

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