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Joey Logano Edges Out Icons to Win Daytona 500

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    Joey Logano, a virtual unknown who has never won a restrictor-plate race before, crossed the finish line first in the 2015 Daytona 500. Logano passed Jimmie Johnson with only nine laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Jimmie Johnson to claim the title.

    I have to admit that I always root for an underdog, so I couldn't be happier with the results. A racer who has never won a major race was able to edge out some of the greatest names in NASCAR and win the biggest race of the season. I couldn't think of a better way for the race to end.

    Are you as happy as I am that a virtual unknown won the Super Bowl of NASCAR or were you hoping for someone else to win?
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    Watched the last 30 laps. I'm a casual fan, at best. But that was definitely a good race. I was personally pulling for Jeff Gordon. It being his last Daytona race and all. He had a decent shot too, around 10 laps to go. But on the last lap he got clipped and caused a several car crash. Caused a caution flag and then locked in Logano to win, with a few seconds to go. I was happy for Logano though, all said and done. Announcers said that he had never finished better than 9th in Daytona prior. Good on him.
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    I also thought Jeff Gordon had this one in the bag. He's a driver that definitely lives up to his hype. Good for Logano though. It's always nice when an underdog wins.
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    PowerPlay Wrote: I also thought Jeff Gordon had this one in the bag. He's a driver that definitely lives up to his hype. Good for Logano though. It's always nice when an underdog wins.
    I agree. It would have been nice to see Gordon win, but I also love to see newbies win things.
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    Dallasite Wrote: Watched the last 30 laps. I'm a casual fan, at best. But that was definitely a good race. I was personally pulling for Jeff Gordon. It being his last Daytona race and all. He had a decent shot too, around 10 laps to go. But on the last lap he got clipped and caused a several car crash. Caused a caution flag and then locked in Logano to win, with a few seconds to go. I was happy for Logano though, all said and done. Announcers said that he had never finished better than 9th in Daytona prior. Good on him.
    I am the same way. I typically tune in for the end of the Daytona 500 and don't pay much attention to the rest of the season. It's always fun to see a race go down to the wire though.