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Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 as Ryan Newman in massive wreck on last lap

Denny Hamlin wins his third Daytona 500 while Ryan Newman who was leading flips just yards from the checkered flag

NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Denny Hamlin is the winner of the 2020 Daytona 500 following two restarts in overtime, and a fiery wreck of Ryan Newman on the last lap of the race.

According to the Fox broadcast team, Ryan Newman has been taken via ambulance to an area hospital.

UPDATE: 10:10 p.m.

Ryan Blaney spun out Ryan Newman just yards from the checkered flag, and Denny Hamlin was the beneficiary in the #11 FedEx Toyota. Blaney said after the race he was attempting to push Newman to the win, but their bumpers locked up wrong.

For Hamlin, it’s his third Daytona 500 win in the last five years and his first back-to-back. He’s the fourth driver with back-to-back wins at the Great American Race.