2020 Daytona 500

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2020 Daytona 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Race 1 of 36 in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series
Date February 16-17, 2020
Location Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 209 laps, 522.5 mi (836 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (800 km)
Average speed 141.11 mph (227.09 km/h)
Pole position
Driver JTG Daugherty Racing
Time 46.253
Qualifying race winners
Duel 1 Winner Joey Logano Team Penske
Duel 2 Winner William Byron Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 79
Winner
No. 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1 & 2), Mike Bagley (Backstretch) and Kyle Rickey (3 & 4)

The 2020 Daytona 500, the 62nd running of the event, was a NASCAR Cup Series race held on February 16-17, 2020. It was contested over 209 laps -- extended from 200 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt superspeedway. It was the first race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.

The race was started by President of the United States Donald Trump, who served as Grand Marshal, and the opening lap was paced by the official Presidential state car.[13] WWE superstar Sheamus drove the pace car for the opening laps, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., two-time winner of the Daytona 500, waved the green flag to officially start the race.

The race was scheduled for February 16, but persistent rain showers caused the race to be suspended on lap 20 and postponed until 4 p.m. the following day, the second time the race has had to be postponed due to rain. The first time was in 2012.[14]

Most of the race was cleanly run until lap 185, when The Big One struck, triggering a massive crash involving at least 20 cars on the backstretch. The race was red-flagged as a result. Denny Hamlin won the race by 0.014 seconds over Ryan Blaney on the second restart in overtime. Chris Buescher, David Ragan, and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five. On the final lap, Ryan Newman was involved in a serious crash and was immediately rushed to a local hospital. He was seriously injured in the crash, but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Newman was released from the hospital on Wednesday, February 19.[15] In the days that followed, many news outlets credit Newman's miraculous survival of his crash to the safety features implemented by NASCAR following the death of Dale Earnhardt at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Report[edit]

Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida that is one of six superspeedways, the others being Auto Club Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway.

Background[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, the track where the race was run

Daytona International Speedway is one of three superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the other two being Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.[16] The standard track at Daytona International Speedway is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long.[17] The track's turns are banked at 31 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 18 degrees.[17]

Entry list[edit]

  • (W) denotes past 500 winner.
  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
1 Kurt Busch (W) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon (W) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick (W) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Ryan Newman (W) Roush Fenway Racing Ford
8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin (W) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Justin Haley (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano (W) Team Penske Ford
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford
37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (W) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
49 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Ford
77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Practice[edit]

First practice (February 8)[edit]

Ty Dillon was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 44.206 seconds and a speed of 203.592 mph (327.650 km/h).[18]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 44.206 203.592
2 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 44.293 203.192
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 44.404 202.684
Official first practice results

Second practice (February 8)[edit]

Bubba Wallace was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 45.878 seconds and a speed of 196.172 mph (315.708 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 45.878 196.172
2 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 45.893 196.108
3 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 45.909 196.040
Official second practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scored the pole for the race with a time of 46.253 and a speed of 194.582 mph (313.149 km/h).[20]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 (1) 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 46.253
2 (2) 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.305
3 (1) 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.319
4 (2) 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.419
5 (1) 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.528
6 (2) 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.662
7 (1) 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 46.732
8 (2) 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.767
9 (1) 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota 46.818
10 (2) 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.859
11 (1) 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 46.867
12 (2) 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 46.869
13 (1) 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 46.906
14 (2) 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 46.921
15 (1) 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.950
16 (2) 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 46.952
17 (1) 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 46.969
18 (2) 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.983
19 (1) 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.984
20 (2) 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 46.987
21 (1) 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 46.994
22 (2) 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47.052
23 (1) 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 47.054
24 (2) 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.070
25 (1) 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.076
26 (2) 36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford 47.151
27 (1) 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 47.205
28 (2) 77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 47.262
29 (1) 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47.273
30 (2) 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 47.353
31 (1) 16 Justin Haley (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 47.364
32 (1) 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 47.491
33 (2) 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 47.633
34 (1) 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 48.037
35 (2) 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Ford 48.225
36 (1) 96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 48.523
37 (2) 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 48.605
38 (1) 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 48.943
39 (2) 54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford 49.102
40 (2) 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 49.510
41 (1) 49 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 49.515
42 (1) 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 50.068
43 (2) 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 0.000
Official qualifying results

Bluegreen Vacations Duel[edit]

The Bluegreen Vacations Duels are a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races held in conjunction with the Daytona 500 annually in February at Daytona International Speedway. They consist of two races 60 laps and 150 miles (240 km) in length, which serve as heat races that set the lineup for the Daytona 500. Both races sets the lineup for positions 3–32. The first race sets the lineup for cars that qualified in odd–numbered positions on pole qualifying day. The second race sets the lineup for cars that qualified in even–numbered positions. Positions 33–36 are filled by the four drivers that posted the fastest lap in pole qualifying that didn't lock in a position in the Duel's. Positions 37–40 are set by the four cars highest in the 2019 owner's points that didn't lock in a position in the Duels and weren't among the cars that posted the four fastest timed laps in pole qualifying.

For championship purposes, each Duel is a full Championship Stage, except there is no playoff point awarded. The top ten drivers receive championship points.

Duel 1[edit]

Duel 1 results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 60 10
2 4 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60 9
3 8 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60 8
4 12 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 60 7
5 17 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 60 6
6 15 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 5
7 11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 4
8 1 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 60 3
9 5 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota 60 2
10 10 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60 1
11 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 0
12 13 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 60 0
13 2 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 0
14 14 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 60 0
15 7 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60 0
16 9 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 60 0
17 16 16 Justin Haley (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 60 0
18 18 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 59 0
19 20 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 58 0
20 21 49 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota 57 0
21 22 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 57 0
22 19 96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 28 0
Official race results

Duel 2[edit]

Duel 2 results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 10
2 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 9
3 10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60 8
4 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60 7
5 7 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 60 6
6 5 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 5
7 8 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 60 4
8 11 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60 3
9 14 77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 60 0
10 9 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 1
11 15 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 60 0
12 12 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 60 0
13 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 0
14 13 36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford 60 0
15 1 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 0
16 17 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Ford 60 0
17 16 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 60 0
18 20 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 59 0
19 18 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 59 0
20 21 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 58 0
21 19 54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford 41 0
Official race results

Starting lineup[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Notes
1 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Fastest in pole qualifying
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Second in pole qualifying
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Duel 1 Winner
4 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Duel 2 Winner
5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Second in Duel 1
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Second in Duel 2
7 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford Third in Duel 1
8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Third in Duel 2
9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford Fourth in Duel 1
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fourth in Duel 2
11 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet Fifth in Duel 1
12 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fifth in Duel 2
13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Sixth in Duel 1
14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Sixth in Duel 2
15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Seventh in Duel 1
16 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford Seventh in Duel 2
17 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota Ninth in Duel 1
18 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Eighth in Duel 2
19 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford Tenth in Duel 1
20 77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet Ninth in Duel 2
21 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Eleventh in Duel 1
22 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Tenth in Duel 2
23 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford Twelfth in Duel 1
24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet Eleventh in Duel 2
25 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Thirteenth in Duel 1
26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford Twelfth in Duel 2
27 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford Fourteenth in Duel 1
28 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Thirteenth in Duel 2
29 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fifteenth in Duel 1
30 36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford Fourteenth in Duel 2
31 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Sixteenth in Duel 1
32 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Ford Sixteenth in Duel 2
33 16 Justin Haley (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Seventeenth in Duel 1
34 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet Eighteenth in Duel 2
35 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet Nineteenth in Duel 1
36 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford Nineteenth in Duel 2
37 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet Twenty-First in Duel 1
38 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford Twentieth in Duel 2
39 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet Seventeenth in Duel 2
40 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet Eighteenth in Duel 1
Did not qualify
41 49 Chad Finchum MBM Motorsports Toyota
42 96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
43 54 J. J. Yeley Rick Ware Racing Ford
Official starting lineup

Practice (post–Duels)[edit]

Third practice (February 14)[edit]

William Byron was the fastest in the third practice session with a time of 43.991 seconds and a speed of 204.587 mph (329.251 km/h).[21]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 43.991 204.587
2 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 44.097 204.096
3 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 44.146 203.869
Official third practice results

Final practice (February 15)[edit]

Joey Logano was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 44.884 seconds and a speed of 200.517 mph (322.701 km/h).[22]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 44.884 200.517
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 44.885 200.512
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 44.888 200.499
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

Post-race[edit]

In the immediate post-race, Hamlin and his crew, unaware of the severity of Newman's crash, began celebrating his win, and was subsequently booed heavily by the crowd upon exiting his car, both on the infield grass and again in victory lane. Joe Gibbs issued an apology for the team's celebration, with Hamlin saying he was first aware of the accident's severity when NASCAR canceled the recent tradition of interviewing the winner on the front-stretch prior to the car being driven to victory lane. [23]

Stage Results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 65

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 5
7 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 4
8 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 2
10 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 65

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daughtery Racing Chevrolet 8
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 0
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 3
9 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 2
10 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage Results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 70

Hamlin (11) beat Blaney by 0.014 seconds, the second closest Daytona 500 in history.
Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 21 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 209 50
2 27 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 209 43
3 19 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 209 37
4 30 36 David Ragan Rick Ware Racing Ford 209 33
5 10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 209 32
6 29 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 209 31
7 39 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Beard Motorsports Chevrolet 209 0
8 38 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 209 29
9 7 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 209 28
10 8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 209 27
11 23 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 209 26
12 13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 209 25
13 33 16 Justin Haley (i) Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 209 0
14 26 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 209 23
15 11 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 209 22
16 34 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 209 21
17 25 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 209 34
18 14 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 208 19
19 16 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 207 21
20 1 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 206 29
21 17 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota 205 16
22 5 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 205 23
23 37 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 203 0
24 2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 203 22
25 20 77 Ross Chastain (i) Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 201 0
26 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 20
27 32 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Ford 200 0
28 22 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 199 9
29 31 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 198 8
30 24 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 198 8
31 40 27 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 192 6
32 15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 186 12
33 18 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 184 4
34 28 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 184 12
35 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 184 13
36 9 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 183 1
37 12 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 174 1
38 38 52 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 105 0
39 35 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 89 1
40 4 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 58 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 23 among 13 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 9 for 39
  • Red flags: 3 (1 for weather, 2 for accidents)
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 42 minutes and 10 seconds
  • Margin of Victory: 0.014 seconds
  • Average speed: 141.11 miles per hour (227.09 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Since 2001—with the exception of 2002, 2004 and 2006—the Daytona 500 has been carried by Fox in the United States. The booth crew consists of longtime NASCAR lap-by-lap announcer Mike Joy and three–time Daytona 500 champion Jeff Gordon. Pit road is manned by Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch, and Matt Yocum. 1992 and 1998 Daytona 500 winning crew chief Larry McReynolds and 2010 Daytona 500 winning driver Jamie McMurray provided insight from the Fox Sports studio in Charlotte.

Fox Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters Studio analysts
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Jamie Little
Regan Smith
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum
Larry McReynolds
Jamie McMurray

Radio[edit]

The race was broadcast on radio by the Motor Racing Network—who has covered the Daytona 500 since 1970—and simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. The booth crew consists of Alex Hayden, Jeff Striegle, and 1989 Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace. Longtime turn announcer Dave Moody is the lead turn announcer, calling the race from atop the Sunoco tower outside the exit of turn 2 when the field races through turns 1 and 2. Mike Bagley works the backstretch for the race from a spotter's stand on the inside of the track & Kyle Rickey calls the race when the field races through turns 3 and 4 from the Sunoco tower outside the exit of turn 4. On pit road, MRN is manned by lead pit reporter and NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. He will be joined on pit road by Steve Post, Kim Coon, and Dillon Welch.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Alex Hayden
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turns 1 & 2: Dave Moody
Backstretch: Mike Bagley
Turns 3 & 4: Kyle Rickey
Winston Kelley
Steve Post
Dillon Welch
Kim Coon

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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