Hamlin wins; concern for Newman
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.
Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory comes after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.
Hamlin’s celebration quickly became muted as drivers awaited an update on Newman’s condition following a crash at