Gallery: 2019 Daytona 500 in pictures

Take a look back on the thrilling, action-packed opening to the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season with some of our best shots from the 61st running of the Daytona 500.

Gallery: 2019 Daytona 500 in pictures

William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta, Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Nationwide

William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta, Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Nationwide
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A view of the flyover

 A view of the flyover
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Start action

Start action
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Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images

Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz

Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz
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Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally

Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally
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Photo by: John Harrelson / NKP / Motorsport Images

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, Jamie McMurray, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro McDonalds/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops, Daniel Suarez, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger.com

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, Jamie McMurray, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro McDonalds/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops, Daniel Suarez, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger.com
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Photo by: Logan Whitton / NKP / Motorsport Images

Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sport Clips and Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1

Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sport Clips and Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Fastenal, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil, Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy, Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Fastenal, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil, Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy, Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
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Photo by: Logan Whitton / NKP / Motorsport Images

Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Symbicort, Cody Ware, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Winn Dixie and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally wreck

Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Symbicort, Cody Ware, Rick Ware Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Winn Dixie and Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Ally wreck
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Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore

Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore
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Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz Jamie McMurray, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro McDonalds/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops

Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz Jamie McMurray, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro McDonalds/Cessna/Bass Pro Shops
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Photo by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 and Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center pit stops

Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 and Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center pit stops
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William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta makes a pit stop

William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta makes a pit stop
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Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA AUTO PARTS makes a pit stop, Sunoco

Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA AUTO PARTS makes a pit stop, Sunoco
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Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops makes a pit stop, Sunoco

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops makes a pit stop, Sunoco
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Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore, Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kleenex Wet Wipes, Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil

Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore, Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kleenex Wet Wipes, Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Aftershokz, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil
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Photo by: John Harrelson / NKP / Motorsport Images

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Ty Dillon, Germain Racing, Chevrolet Camaro GEICO Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger.com

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Ty Dillon, Germain Racing, Chevrolet Camaro GEICO Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Kroger.com
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Photo by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar and Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar and Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express and Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar restart

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express and Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar restart
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Photo by: Nigel Kinrade / NKP / Motorsport Images

Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1

Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1
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Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / Motorsport Images

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Select Blinds and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore wreck

Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Paul Menard, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Smithfield, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Select Blinds and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore wreck
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Photo by: Nigel Kinrade / NKP / Motorsport Images

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Peak, Ryan Newman, Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh and Matt DiBenedetto, Leavine Family Racing, Toyota Camry Procore crash
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Photo by: Russell LaBounty / NKP / Motorsport Images

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops, and Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops, and Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil
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Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / Motorsport Images

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Fastenal

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Mustang Fastenal
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Photo by: Ben Earp / NKP / Motorsport Images

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops, Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil, and Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can

Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Chocolate Bar, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops, Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1, Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil, and Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Beer Car2Can
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express
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Winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express leads the final few feet before the checkered flag and finish line

Winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express leads the final few feet before the checkered flag and finish line
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express
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#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win
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#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win
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Race winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota take the checkered flag

Race winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota take the checkered flag
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express in victory lane

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express in victory lane
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins
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Race winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Race winner Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates after winning

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates after winning
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express wins
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#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, wins

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express, wins
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#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express celebrates his win
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Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Express
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Photo by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

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