In Hamlin's Daytona win, J.D. Gibbs' presence is felt
The late president of Joe Gibbs Racing, who died five weeks ago at 49, discovered Hamlin and watched him rise to stardom.
Hamlin on J.D. Gibbs: 'He means everything to me'
Denny Hamlin praises his team for winning the Daytona 500, breaks down the final lap and opens up about J.D. Gibbs.
Hamlin wins second Daytona 500 in 4 years
Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 in four years on Sunday, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs' oldest son, J.D., died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
Denny Hamlin when told that he's now tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett on the all-time Cup Series wins list with 24. "That's crazy. He's so much better than I am."
Massive wreck collects 21 cars late
Paul Menard turns Matt DiBenedetto, starting a 21-car accident late in the Daytona 500.
Hamlin wins second Daytona 500 in four years
Denny Hamlin races to the finish line and wins the Daytona 500, his second title in four years.
In what became a race of survival, Michael McDowell steered clear of the carnage and finished fifth in the Daytona 500, just the second top-5 of his Cup career. That wasn't the only surprising result, as Ty Dillon (6th) tied his career-best finish, and Ryan Preece (8th), Ross Chastain (10th) and Parker Kligerman (15th) all recorded career-best performances.