Denny Hamlin Wins the 2016 Daytona 500 (52 images)

Denny Hamlin inched ahead of Martin Truex Jr (78) in the final stretch to win the closest Daytona 500 ever at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2016 at 8:50 PM
Denny Hamlin and crew celebrate winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Denny Hamlin celebrates winning the closest Daytona 500 ever at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Denny Hamlin (11) inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr (78) to win the closest Daytona 500 ever at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Denny Hamlin (11) inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr (78) to win the closest Daytona 500 ever at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Denny Hamlin does a burn out celebrating his first Daytona 500 win at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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The FedEx Crew of Winner Denny Hamlin clebrate on pit road after the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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Eventual winner Denny Hamlin (FedEx Car) leads the fiield in a restart early in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona, Florida. Photo by Edwin Locke/UPI
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