On the last lap, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. beat off Joey Logano, and a collision behind him gave him the win in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Kyle Larson shoved Stenhouse, 35, into the lead for the first time in the race during the first overtime, but an accident involving Austin Dillon and William Byron forced a second two-lap overtime.
Logano moved ahead of Stenhouse as the second overtime period got underway, but a strong effort from Christopher Bell propelled Stenhouse over Logano as Travis Pastrana and Aric Almirola collided, bringing out the flag once more.
Stenhouse was awarded as the champion since the race was ended and he had already claimed the white flag.
“When (Kyle Busch) went to the bottom there I was able to push (Logano) and (Larson),” Stenhouse said of the first overtime. “We had a huge run. I was hoping we were going to get to the white (flag) there, and we didn’t, so I knew I was going to take the top.
“I was hoping (Logano) was going to follow, and he did. He was able to push us out. I went to the bottom, (Busch) and (Logano) got a huge run. Larson split me in the middle, but another fellow dirt racer with Bell gave me a good shot down the little short chute into (Turn) 1, and we were out front when the caution came out.
“We were out of fuel so the fuel light was going crazy. I hope y’all had fun. That was a heck of a race.”
It’s Stenhouse’s third NASCAR Cup victory overall and his first since 2017. His three victories have included several on superspeedways.
Additionally, it is JTG Daugherty Racing’s first victory since A.J. Allmendinger’s victory at Watkins Glen in 2014!
“Man, this is unbelievable,” Stenhouse said. “This was the site of my last win back in 2017. We’ve worked really hard. We had a couple shots last year to get a win and fell short.
“It was a tough season, but man, we got it done, Daytona 500.”
With 212 laps, or 530 miles, the race also set a new record for length.
Alex Bowman, the pole-winner, finished fifth, followed by Chris Buescher in fourth, Logano in third, and Bell in fourth.
|1||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Chevrolet||212||3:38’52.921||10||48|
|16||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||212||3:39’16.695||23.774||0.001||13||28|
|18||5||Kyle Larson||Chevrolet||211||3:37’57.910||1 Lap||1 Lap||6||Accident||19|
|19||8||Kyle Busch||Chevrolet||211||3:37’57.947||1 Lap||0.037||6||Accident||18|
|20||23||Bubba Wallace||Toyota||211||3:37’58.053||1 Lap||0.106||5||Accident||17|
|21||10||Aric Almirola||Ford||211||3:37’58.268||1 Lap||0.215||16||Accident||19|
|22||6||Brad Keselowski||Ford||211||3:37’58.275||1 Lap||0.007||42||Accident||25|
|23||2||Austin Cindric||Ford||210||3:38’08.243||2 Laps||1 Lap||Accident||20|
|24||42||Noah Gragson||Chevrolet||210||3:39’05.570||2 Laps||57.327||13|
|25||54||Ty Gibbs||Toyota||210||3:39’17.861||2 Laps||12.291||17|
|26||21||Harrison Burton||Ford||210||3:39’20.585||2 Laps||2.724||9||11|
|27||38||Todd Gilliland||Ford||208||3:37’16.756||4 Laps||2 Laps||Accident||11|
|28||34||Michael McDowell||Ford||208||3:39’39.854||4 Laps||2’23.098||15|
|29||50||Conor Daly||Chevrolet||206||3:39’21.762||6 Laps||2 Laps|
|30||78||B.J. McLeod||Chevrolet||204||3:39’28.706||8 Laps||2 Laps||7|
|31||84||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||203||3:20’58.059||9 Laps||1 Lap||Accident||10|
|32||31||Justin Haley||Chevrolet||203||3:21’46.803||9 Laps||48.744||Accident||5|
|33||3||Austin Dillon||Chevrolet||202||3:19’50.532||10 Laps||1 Lap||Accident||4|
|34||24||William Byron||Chevrolet||202||3:19’50.623||10 Laps||0.091||Accident||7|
|35||14||Chase Briscoe||Ford||182||2:56’04.048||30 Laps||20 Laps||5||Accident||2|
|36||41||Ryan Preece||Ford||181||2:51’57.248||31 Laps||1 Lap||4||Accident||10|
|37||43||Erik Jones||Chevrolet||118||1:41’16.699||94 Laps||63 Laps||Accident||1|
|38||9||Chase Elliott||Chevrolet||118||1:41’38.230||94 Laps||21.531||Accident||1|
|39||45||Tyler Reddick||Toyota||117||1:39’55.468||95 Laps||1 Lap||Accident||1|
|40||77||Ty Dillon||Chevrolet||26||20’36.377||186 Laps||91 Laps|
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