Joey Logano wins Daytona 500 in overtime

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 22: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -Joey Logano can add new title to his name: Daytona 500 champion. Logano won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 Sunday, surviving an overtime period to win NASCAR’s most prestigious race. Logano led a total of 31 laps most coming late in race to score his 9th Sprint Cup victory and perhaps the biggest win of his career.

Behind Logano, defending Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick was second. Last year’s Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson finished fourth and fifth.

The race featured tense breathtaking racing, especially in the closing laps as the field was bunched up three wide and three deep. There was also very little in the way of bent sheet metal as the only multi-car crash occurred on the final lap and sealed the win for Logano. In all there were five cautions the final one setting up a green-white-checkered flag finish. MORE>>>

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