Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Results


Denny Hamlin won the 2016 Daytona 500. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season got underway on Sunday with the Daytona 500. While 40 drivers took the green flag to start the race only one could go to victory lane and that ended up being Hamlin.

Chase Elliott began the day on the pole but the rookie in the No. 24 saw his chances of a good finish go away when he lost control of his car coming off turn four early in the day. Later in the day teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered a similar feat.

In the closing laps it was Matt Kenseth and a host of Toyota’s facing the field. Kenseth took the white flag but he was relegated to a 14th place finish after teammate Hamlin got around him and nudged past Martin Truex Jr. to claim the win.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 results

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Regan Smith
  9. Austin Dillon
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. Ryan Newman
  12. Aric Almirola
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Matt Kenseth
  15. Michael McDowell
  16. Jimmie Johnson
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Paul Menard
  19. Ryan Blaney
  20. Brad Keselowski
  21. AJ Allmendinger
  22. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  23. Landon Cassill
  24. Brian Scott
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Brian Vickers
  27. Michael Annett
  28. Trevor Bayne
  29. David Ragan
  30. Michael Waltrip
  31. Bobby Labonte
  32. Casey Mears
  33. Clint Bowyer
  34. Greg Biffle
  35. Danica Patrick
  36. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  37. Chase Elliott
  38. Robert Richardson
  39. Chris Buescher
  40. Matt DiBenedetto