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Hamlin wins thrilling Daytona 500

By Holly Cain (NASCAR.com, Feb. 21, 2016). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin earned his first Daytona 500 victory in the closest finish in the race’s storied 58-year history, pushing his No. 11 FedEx Toyota ahead of Martin Truex Jr.’s Toyota at the finish line by ten-hundreds of a second (0.010) – a half-foot winning difference in NASCAR’s most celebrated […]

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Elliott wins 2016 Daytona 500 pole

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Feb. 14, 2016) — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chase Elliott‘s rookie campaign just got a jump-start. Faced with the daunting prospect of succeeding Jeff Gordon in the No. 24Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the 20-year-old Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate drove the same chassis to the same result Gordon accomplished last year—the pole […]