Hamlin Wins Unlimited Survival Test At Daytona
The 2016 NASCAR season officially began Saturday night with the running of the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin lifted the lid on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by winning Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s second victory in the event in three years and his third overall victory in the Unlimited, an annual exhibition race that features a field of driver who meet a changing list of qualifying criteria.
The victory came in overtime.
Joey Logano finished second, Paul Menard third and Kyle Larson fourth in a race that saw only four of the 25 cars avoid wrecks that collectively produced seven cautions for 25 laps.
Hamlin wrecked early in the event but his No. 11 Toyota was repaired and then victorious.
Hamlin chose the outside line for the final restart.
“It was just such a dilemma for me to figure out what lane to start in,” Hamlin said. “I Read the full story »