Denny Hamlin won the 58th Daytona 500 in his 11th attempt in the No. 11 car while starting, you guessed it, 11th from Row 6.
It was a thrilling finish that saw paint and rubber traded by no fewer than three cars on that final half-lap. In the end, Hamlin won by a few inches, the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race.
Hamlin had never won the GAR, and his performance was the icing on a Toyota-baked cake. The Camrys dominated the race, leading 158 laps and sweeping the top three spots.
There is plenty more where that came from, so let’s get on with the Great American Winners and Losers (GAWL) from the Daytona 500.