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When the checkered flag finally flew at the prolonged Daytona 500, it was Denny Hamlin who finished in the top spot. Hamlin, now a three-time Daytona 500 champion, claimed the top spot after multiple rain delays and overtime restarts. It was a frightening scene at the finish when Ryan Newman, the leader in the last lap, had his No. 2 car flipped upside down and on fire during the final turn. Concerns about Newman’s condition overshadowed the typical celebrations following the finish. Everyone was waiting to hear on Newman’s condition. Fortunately, after being hospitalized and treated, he was discharged within 48 hours.
It’s safe to say that Kaulig Racing’s first Daytona 500 experience is one they’ll always remember. Justin Haley, driver of the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro, was participating in Kaulig Racing’s first Daytona 500. After building and developing his NASCAR team for over four years, Matt Kaulig was excited to be in one of the biggest world sporting events. This positive finish only helps to propel one of the fastest growing NASCAR teams into more Cup Series races this 2020 season.
“To be competing at the World Center of Racing on the main stage is incredible, especially for our team that began just four years ago.”Matt Kaulig
The No. 16 car started in the 33rd spot and battled through several set backs and crashes, but finished in the 13th position getting Kaulig Racing their first ever top 15 finish in NASCAR Cup Series race.
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