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NASCAR results: William Byron wins 66th Daytona 500

This is record tying ninth win in the race for Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR: Daytona 500
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William Byron survived to win the 66th Daytona 500.

The Great American Race came down to a four-lap shootout with Byron and Chastain side-by-side. Byron ultimately cleared Chastain with Austin Cindric and Lajoie in tow. Byron faded high to cover Chastain.

Simultaneously, Chastain darted low right as Cindric got tagged by Lajoie. Chastain and Cindric went spinning into the infield grass and the race ended under caution right as Alex Bowman nearly carried momentum to the win.

NASCAR deemed Byron was the leader at the exact moment of caution. Alex Bowman finished second ahead of Christopher Bell, Corey LaJoie and Bubba Wallace, AJ Allmendinger, John Hunter Nemechek, Chase Briscoe, Erik Jones and Noah Gragson.

Ryan Blaney, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion, finished 30th after being involved in a 22-car pile-up with nine laps to go in the race that also involved a dominant Joey Logano and other contenders like Brad Keselowski, Tyler Reddick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  

There was also a crash on the sixth lap that eliminated Carson Hocevar, Harrison Burton and Kaz Grala.

  1. William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  2. Alex Bowman (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  3. Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  4. Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
  5. A.J. Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
  6. Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
  7. John Hunter Nemechek (42), Legacy Motor Club Toyota
  8. Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  9. Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Toyota
  10. Noah Gragson (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  11. Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  12. Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
  13. Zane Smith (71), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
  14. Chase Elliott (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
  15. Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  16. Daniel Hemric (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
  17. Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  18. Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
  19. Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
  20. David Ragan (60), RFK Racing Ford
  21. Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
  22. Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford
  23. Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  24. Riley Herbst (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
  25. Josh Berry (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
  26. Justin Haley (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
  27. Anthony Alfredo (62), Beard Motorsports Chevrolet
  28. Jimmie Johnson (84), Legacy Motor Club Toyota
  29. Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
  30. Ryan Blaney (12), Team Penske Ford
  31. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
  32. Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford
  33. Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
  34. Daniel Suárez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
  35. Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford
  36. J.J. Yeley (44), NY Racing Team Chevrolet
  37. BJ McLeod (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
  38. Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford
  39. Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
  40. Kaz Grala (36), Front Row Motorsports Ford
  41. Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
  42. Carson Hocevar (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Matt Weaver is a Motorsports Insider for Sportsnaut. Follow him on Twitter. 

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