Feb 24

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 results

The big race has come and gone and while the #3 car may have started off the race on top it was an Earnhardt that would finish there. When asked how it felt Earnhardt said “man this feels incredible.” Standing on top of the work if but for only one week Dale Earnhardt Jr. ride the number 88 car to victory at Daytona for the first time in 10 years.

dale jr on the podium
Loads of photos, a table of the results, and a recap after the jump.

Of course the big news leading up to the race was the #3 car sitting on the pole. It’s a big deal that the number three car is racing again for the first time since Dale Earnhardt Sr. passed at Daytona. The strong qualifying performance made many wonder if the 3 car would once again claim victory at the big race.
start line

Denny Hamlin led the race for 16 laps and at three different times.
Denny Hamlin leads
Then the rains came. The good news is, without Jaun Pablo Montoya around the jet dry operators were safe.
rain delay
Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch were up front after the restart.
Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch lead after restart
While Matt Kenseth has a bit of trouble in the pits.
Kenseth backwards in the pits
Michael Annett got into it with Kahne and put the 7 car backwards.
Michael Annett in 7 car spins into Kahne
Nascars sure do look nice under the lights. With the pack all grouped up and ready for an exciting finish.
the pack
As we said earlier Dale Jr. comes across the line to take the checkered.
Dale Jr crosses the line

victory lap for dale jr
Below is a pdf file with the results and info from the race. It has tons of information like who led and for how many laps, points awarded, the payouts. I hope to have some video for you later in the day from Daytona.
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Source: Nascar