The 63rd operating of the Daytona 500 was marred by two main incidents and a prolonged climate delay.
The primary wreck utterly modified the complexion of the occasion when 16 automobiles had been broken in a Lap 15 pile-up. Amongst these collected had been entrance row starters Alex Bowman and William Byron, the 2011 profitable group (Wooden Brothers), former Cup Sequence champion Martin Truex Jr. in addition to former Daytona 500s winner Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch.
The outcome was a a lot tamer race than anticipated with practically half the sphere out of competition early. The five hundred turned extra about technique as the sphere positioned themselves for green-flag pit stops whereas operating largely single-file.
After the Lap 113 crash seen beneath, there wasn’t a single warning flag for an incident till the end.
Your entire last stage went on with out incident till the white flag. With the checkered flag in sight, Brad Keselowski bought a large push from Michael McDowell and tried to overhaul his Penske teammate Joey Logano. The 2 collided in a large, race-ending fiery crash that collected a number of others and despatched Keselowski into the catch-fencing.
McDowell was declared the race winner in a surprising upset. He had gone 0-357 in his NASCAR Cup Sequence profession earlier than claiming victory on this yr’s Daytona 500. The shock win additionally locks him and Entrance Row Motorsports into the playoffs.