Hamlin, No. 11, passed Truex a few feet from the finish line by 1/100th of a second, the smallest margin in the history of the race.
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Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 in an electrifying photo-finish over Martin Truex Jr. Sunday to put Toyota in Victory Lane for the first time at the Great American Race. Matt Kenseth had looked poised to add his name to the short list of three-time Daytona 500 winners when he led inside the final half-lap, but instead it was his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate who passed Truex only a few feet from the finish line to claim victory by a wafer-thin 1/100th of a second, the smallest margin in the 58-year history of the race.Hamlin had led almost half the race but with one lap to go sat fourth before making a daring push to the front, brushing past 2009 and 2012 winner Kenseth, who lost control and dropped back into the pack before regaining control.
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