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2019 Daytona 500 results: Denny Hamlin holds off Kyle Busch, avoids crashes to win NASCAR’s biggest race – CBS Sports
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2019 Daytona 500 results: Denny Hamlin holds off Kyle Busch, avoids crashes to win NASCAR’s biggest race – CBS Sports

Denny Hamlin held off reigning Cup Series winner Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to earn the 61st Daytona five hundred on Sunday. It really is the next get of Hamlin’s career in The Good American Race. Hamlin gained a race that, for the most component, was a clean 1 until chaos ensued with less than 10 laps to go.

Hamlin was coming off his initially winless time and faced stress inside Joe Gibbs Racing with a new crew main and Christopher Bell mounting as a result of the ranks. That didn’t stage Hamlin, as he blocked both of those Logano and Busch in overtime to acquire the checkered flag.

The No. eleven driver focused the acquire to the late-J.D. Gibbs, who died in January at the age of forty nine just after a four-yr struggle with degenerative neurological disorder. J.D., the son of staff proprietor and Tremendous Bowl successful coach Joe Gibbs, served as president of Joe Gibbs Racing from 1997 to 2015. 

Hamlin tweeted this after J.D.’s dying.

His automobile. His variety. His signature higher than my doorway. I will normally be grateful for what His loved ones did for mine and the chance he gave me 14 several years back. Now additional than at any time #doitforJD

— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) January 12, 2019

This is the second straight calendar year where the Daytona 500 had a link to an individual that passed. Very last yr, Austin Dillon took the checkered flag in the No. 3, manufactured famed by Dale Earnhardt Sr., twenty yrs after Earnhardt won his initially and only profession Terrific American Race. 

As Hamlin led the race, driving him Paul Menard and Matt DiBenedetto produced speak to, initiating a pile-up that included extra than 50 % the industry with significantly less than 10 laps to go. Notables involved provided Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, who both of those experienced a shot to win the race past calendar year. 

The carnage was so large that NASCAR was pressured to throw the red flag for track clear-up and to deal with the running order. It took virtually 30 minutes before transitioning back to yellow. 

It didn’t consider virtually as extensive to get back again to yellow when we went eco-friendly. Just as the subject approached five to go, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. bought free and collected six cars which include Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman. 

The area then lined up for a inexperienced, white checkered complete but before we could get the white flag — just as Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin ended up racing side-by-facet — Clint Bowyer manufactured an aggressive transfer from the sixth position and caused an additional massive wreck. William Byron and Elliott took the brunt of it. This a single despatched the race to overtime, but not right before a further red flag.

Hamlin would go on to restart, acquire the guide and in no way give it again in additional time, successful the race at ten-to-1 odds. Fortunately for the people out in Las Vegas, Michael McDowell (fifth area) and Ty Dillon (sixth spot) did not get the race. SuperBookUSA had Dillon at a hundred-to-1 and McDowell at 80-to-1. If Dillon had gained, bookmakers would have had to pay out $ten,000 on a $100 guess.  

2019 Daytona five hundred benefits

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Erik Jones
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Michael McDowell
  6. Ty Dillon
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Ryan Preece
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Ross Chastain
  11. Alex Bowman
  12. Brad Keselowski
  13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  14. Ryan Newman
  15. Parker Kligerman
  16. Austin Dillon
  17. Chase Elliott
  18. Corey LaJoie
  19. BJ McLeod
  20. Clint Bowyer
  21. William Byron
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Brendan Gaughan
  24. Landon Cassill
  25. Kurt Busch
  26. Kevin Harvick
  27. Tyler Reddick
  28. Matt DiBenedetto
  29. Paul Menard
  30. David Ragan
  31. Ryan Blaney
  32. Aric Almirola
  33. Daniel Suarez
  34. Daniel Hemric
  35. Martin Truex Jr.
  36. Matt Tifft
  37. Chris Buescher
  38. Bubba Wallace
  39. Cody Ware
  40. Casey Mears

This is how the complete race went down, which includes success from the very first two phases: 

Phase 1: Kyle Busch climbs through the pack

Byron led the field to inexperienced along with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman. Byron led the 1st couple laps in advance of shuffling it with two-time plate-race winner Stenhouse and DiBenedetto, who moved from the No. 32 with Go Fas Racing to the No. 95 with Leavine Family Racing in the offseason. The laps led ended up the initially of DiBenedetto’s vocation in a Daytona 500.

As DiBenedetto took control of the direct, about 50 percent the industry began producing its very first scheduled green flag pit stops of the season soon after Lap 16. Prior to the next fifty percent could make its way down for tires and gasoline, Corey LaJoie endured damage which brought out the to start with warning of the working day.

Stenhouse emerged as the leader on the restart trailed by Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola. The No. 17 held the direct from the large line for a handful of laps ahead of Kyle Busch worked his way into the major place. Busch had began the race thirty first, but benefited from the early warning.

As Kyle Busch cruised in the lead his more mature brother, Kurt Busch, received free and spun out with considerably less than 10 laps to go in the phase while striving to make a pass on Stenhouse. Busch made make contact with with Bubba Wallace in the spin. Jamie McMurray, in what could’ve been his final NASCAR Cup Sequence start off, could not steer clear of the No. 43 and endured injury as nicely.

Kyle Busch remained atop the functioning buy coming to inexperienced and led the ultimate eight laps, going on to earn the initially phase of the year.

Phase 1 outcomes

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Alex Bowman
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Daniel Suarez
  5. Ryan Blaney
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Chase Elliott
  8. Kyle Larson
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Erik Jones

Stage two: Ryan Blaney gets it carried out

Different pit technique observed Logano direct the industry again to eco-friendly to commence Phase two. Logano led early before hitting pit street with a team of Fords a small following 10 laps in. Though the freshly unveiled Mustangs built their adjustments, DiBenedetto resumed the lead. The new No. 95 driver went on to lead far more laps in the first two levels than he experienced earlier in his complete occupation with the No. 32 group.

DiBenedetto place it in cruise management alongside a team of five other motorists — Kyle Busch, Bowman, Byron, Erik Jones and Elliott — who operated beneath equivalent pit approach and stayed out. Matters then bought dicey in the main pack, as Parker Kligerman and Casey Mears manufactured get in touch with absent from the group and brought out the warning with fourteen to go in the stage.

Although the six drivers who stayed out most likely would have been knocked from competition for Phase 2 points, the warning allowed them to pit devoid of challenge and remain in the recreation. Kyle Busch capitalized on the prospect, beating DiBenedetto off pit highway.

Busch restarted fifth powering Blaney, Keselowski, Preece and  Larson. All four of people drivers stayed out throughout the yellow. Blaney and Keselowski held the top two places on the restart, although Busch, Preece and Larson fell back again by means of the pack.

Blaney experienced no problem keeping off the pack for the closing laps in Stage 2, proclaiming his to start with eco-friendly-and-white checkered of the time. 

Phase two success

  1. Ryan Blaney
  2. William Byron
  3. Aric Almirola
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  6. Matt DiBenedetto
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Daniel Suarez
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Joey Logano

Final Phase: ‘The Huge One’ strikes late

Byron and Almirola led the field to environmentally friendly for the Remaining Phase right after being out with a group of eight other automobiles among stages. Byron received the battle at the start-complete line and started pacing the discipline even though his teammate and 7-time NASCAR Cup Sequence winner Jimmie Johnson moved his way into the major five.

Automobiles started producing their way to pit street with all around 40 laps to go. Points obtained unsightly when teammates Cody Ware and BJ McLeod collided close to the pit entrance, sending the No. 52 barrelling like a wrecking ball into a crowd of harmless cars and trucks. Tyler Reddick got the worst of it, whilst Johnson was knocked out of competition right after using really serious rear-panel problems. Stenhouse was also associated, but got by typically unscathed, even so he did have to restart from the rear for pitting early.

Hideous caution as automobiles produced their way to pit street. Damage on both equally Stenhouse and Johnson vehicles as much as contenders go. Here is a search at how it went down. pic.twitter.com/RDiNkqNgO0

— Matthew Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) February seventeen, 2019

The moment the dust settled, McMurray emerged as the race chief on pit technique despite taking damage earlier in the race. His operate up entrance was short lived although, as he fell into the center of the pack when Hamlin assumed the direct. Items ended up starting to get appealing when NASCAR threw the caution flag for particles, allowing for anyone to catch their breath.

Hamlin held serve on the restart ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Jones. Soon soon after, Jones slowed and brought his No. 20 into the pits from the third position citing gasoline pressure challenges. Then, with twenty to go Kyle Larson caught a tire rub, spun out and strike the wall tough to carry out yet another caution.

The No. 11 again restarted from the direct with his teammate, Busch, guiding him. Just as we acquired below fifteen laps to go, Keselowski minimize a tire and went spinning to deliver out the ninth caution, that means the Vegas total of over 8.five strike. 

On the up coming restart, CHAOS ensued. Menard and DiBenedetto collided, causing a pile-up involving additional than half the industry. Blaney and Almirola were being amid the motorists caught up. 

After we bought heading once again, Kyle Busch took the green flag but it was limited-lived since the subject squandering no time wrecking again. This time, it was Stenhouse who dove to the middle and gathered Larson, Bowman, Harvick, Keselowski and Elliott. 

You did not consider it was gonna end there did you? Of training course not! Clint Bowyer received intense on the eco-friendly-white-checkered and spun the industry before the white ever appeared, sending the race to NASCAR additional time.

On the restart it was Kyle Busch and Hamlin facet-by-sid. But coming to the checkered flag, it was Hamlin who blocked the subject to win his second Daytona five hundred. 

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