Hamlin Survives Wild Night For Sprint Unlimited Win (Video)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrated in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Hamlin, who won the final race of 2013, won all three segments of the 75-lap event. He also led the most laps (27).
“The best car won — that’s for sure,” said Hamlin said in Victory Lane. “Two in a row now. We’re building on something. That was survival of the fittest, that’s for sure.
“It’s been a great start to Speedweeks obviously. This is a very small part of what goes into this weekend, or these two weeks. But obviously it feels good to have all the accomplishments that we’ve had in such a short amount of time.”
A lap 37 caution took out several of the heavy-hitters – nine cars in total. Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano got togther, and the crash-fest was on. Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Danica Patrick, Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano were collected up in the aftermath.
Brad Keselowski came home second. Kyle Busch, Joey Logana, and Kevin Harvick, whose Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was damaged in the nine-car wreck that punctuated segment No. 2., rounded out the top five.
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