Rookie Austin Cindric Edges Out Bubba Wallace To Win This Years Daytona 500

Rookie Austin Cindric Edges Out Bubba Wallace To Win This Years Daytona 500

Austin Cindric, a NASCAR Cup Series rookie racing on behalf of Team Penske, beat the talented Bubba Wallace in a last-minute finish in order to win the 64th Annual Daytona 500. Cindric, 23, becomes the second-youngest winner to win the 500. The youngest ever, Trevor Bayne, won the 2011 Daytona 500 as a 20-year-old. 

Cindric took the lead following an overtime restart with two laps to go. Cindric went high to block teammate Ryan Blaney from coming to the checkers. The champion then went low, made contact with Wallace, and the two raced to the stripe side by side.

"Austin Cindric poses with Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher in Victory Lane on Monday. "

Kyle Busch finished sixth, followed by defending champ Michael McDowell, David Ragan, Brad Keselowski and then Chase Elliott. Danny Hamlin, meanwhile, finished 37th.

Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 champion, was one of eight participants involved in a massive wreck at the end of Stage 1, sadly ending his day and his impressive streak of 17 straight 500s finished.

Source: Yahoo News