DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs' 23-year drought at the Daytona 500.
Hamlin pulled out of line with a lap to go Sunday to make a run at his first Daytona 500 victory. He chased down teammate Matt Kenseth, staved off Kenseth's block, and wedged between Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr.
Hamlin stayed in the gas for a door-to-door dash to the checkered flag that ended in a photo finish with Truex. He beat Truex by 0.010 seconds, the closest finish in the history of the race.
Joey Logano, the Middletown, Conn., native, finished sixth.
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