Austin Dillon drives No. 3 to Daytona 500 win, 20 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s triumph


Austin Dillon wins a 60th using of a Daytona 500, heading a #3 automobile behind to feat line on a 17-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s comfortless death.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — How a 60th annual Daytona 500 played out Sunday during Daytona International Speedway:

Winner: Austin Dillon won NASCAR’s many prestigious race, pushing a No. 3 to feat line 20 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr. prisoner his sole Daytona 500 pretension in a same car. Dillon drives for grandfather Richard Childress, who was a group owners for Earnhardt during 6 of his record-tying 7 Cup Series championships.

Dillon took a mottled dwindle in overtime when competition personality Aric Almirola crashed after being pushed by Dillon while holding a white flag. The final path was a usually one Dillon led a whole race.

“I did what we had to do during a end; I hated for a 10 (Almirola’s Stewart-Haas Racing) guys,” Dillon pronounced immediately after behaving a array of burnouts. “It’s so overwhelming to take a 3 automobile behind to feat line 20 years after Earnhardt did it. “This is for Dale Sr. and all those Earnhardt fans. We’re going to keep kicking boundary a rest of a year.”

Childress was visibly overcome with emotions during a TV talk with Fox.

“Being means to win with a 3 automobile 20 years after Dale won in ’98, is so special,” Childress said. “I can’t let a fans know adequate how special this is.”

Darrell Wallace Jr., pushing for seven-time array champion and seven-time Daytona 500 personality Richard Petty, finished second.

“I got so many emotions right now,” Wallace said. “All in all a good day. Just an implausible knowledge for me to be here. Thank we to The King (Petty) for giving me this opportunity. Hell of an finale for us tonight. P2 for my initial Daytona 500, I’ll take it.”

Denny Hamlin finished third, followed by Joey Logano and Chris Buescher.

Big One during a end: Defending Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch attempted to pass competition personality Hamlin with dual laps to go though hit from behind by Ryan Blaney incited Busch, heading to a outrageous multi-car crash. Alex Bowman, Brendan Gaughan, Matt DiBenedetto and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were also invovled. The competition afterwards headed to overtime with Hamlin and Aric Almirola on a front row.

Blaney captures Stage 2: Blaney, 24, in a No. 12 Ford for Team Penske, collects a 10 points for winning a second stage. The counsel dwindle was out for 8 laps.

Huge pile-up brings out fifth caution: A vital mutilate on spin 3 of path 101 involved Chase Elliott, one of a favorites, Danica Patrick, racing for a final time in NASCAR, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, David Ragan and Kasey Kahne. The counsel dwindle was out for laps 103 by 108. So far, 11 cars are out of a race. Keselowski was not happy. “The 24 got lax and spun out in front of us all and we got held adult in it,” a pre-race favorite said. It usually unequivocally sucks. We had a good automobile and were in a good position. I theory that’s a approach it goes. I went to pass a 24 on a bottom and he came down. I can’t tell if we done hit or not, though apparently he incited and there was zero we could do.  We were all wrecked.”  

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Fourth counsel flag: On path 93, a counsel dwindle came out for waste on a track, from William Byron’s No. 24 car. The counsel lasts from path 94 to 97, 4 laps. Martin Truex Jr. took a lead after choosing not to make a array stop.

Major mutilate ends theatre 1: 2017 Daytona 500 personality Kurt Busch won Stage 1, his initial theatre win ever, that is value 10 points toward anniversary standings. But he missed his box entrance in to a pits and was penalized. The crash during path 60 concerned 7 cars, including Byron, Erik Jones, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Truex and Kyle Larson. It was a third automobile Johnson wrecked this week. Johnson, Suarez, Jones and Dillon are out of a race. “It is unsatisfactory for this Lowes group and everybody during Hendrick Motorsports for all a work they put into it,” Johnson said. “But we’ll get this Camaro ZL1 dialed in for Atlanta and take it over there.” Said Suarez: “It looked like a 17 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) usually got liberated adult there by a 12 (Blaney), unfortunately. We attempted to check adult and everybody got built up, and caused a large wreck.  It’s hapless since a DEWALT Camry was unequivocally quick – we usually didn’t get to a finish to see what we could unequivocally do. We were in position we suspicion to have a good race. We were staying upfront and out of trouble, it usually didn’t work out.”

Second counsel flag: Kyle Busch spun out, apparently due to a same tire problem he had on path 30. The initial 10 cars did not stop to pit, watchful instead for a finish of a initial stage,

Busch flat: On path 30, Kyle Busch’s left back tire went flat, and he forsaken from 5th to 38th to get a tire changed.

First counsel flag: Came on path 9 as Corey LaJoie apparently blew an engine in Turn 2. Hamlin’s 11 automobile was penalized one path for pitting outward a box during a caution. The dwindle was out for 3 laps.

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