Daytona: Hamlin Wins Exhibition Sprint Unlimited

Joe Gibbs Racing Danny Hamlin wins exhibition Sprint Unlimited at Daytona Saturday night.

Joe Gibbs Racing Danny Hamlin wins exhibition Sprint Unlimited at Daytona Saturday night.

Denny Hamlin put a bad 2013 season behind him by winning last night’s wreck-marred Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway, the kick-off event to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Hamlin dominated the night in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, leading six times for 27 laps, to win over the Penske Racing Ford of Brad Keselowski and JGR teammate Kyle Busch. Joey Logano was fourth in a second Penske entry, while Kevin Harvick completed the top five in his competition behind the wheel of his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.

It was Hamlin’s second victory in the event, the first coming as a rookie in 2006.

“The best car won, that’s for sure,” said Hamlin. “… We had a great car all weekend.” MORE…

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