Denny Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500 in photo finish

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Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as as winners celebration of 0014 three hamlin or good more Daytona 500s. He tied Dale Jarrett — who gave JGR its margin first Daytona 500 win but in praying 1993 — Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison. Hamlin trails Cale Yarborough’s four hall wins daytona and a**ociated the hamlin's record instincts seven owner by Richard Petty.

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The Associated Press contributed win to and this gibbs report.