Hamlin edged runner-up Ryan Blaney in the second-closest finish in 500 history.
Brendan Gaughan was the highest-finishing Chevrolet driver, in seventh place. Eighth through 10th were Corey LaJoie, Ryan Newman (who was involved in a horrific last-turn crash and taken to a local hospital) and Kyle Larson.
Here’s the unofficial results from the 62nd edition of Monday’s season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway:
Race winner Denny Hamlin leads the NASCAR Cup standings after Monday’s race. Ryan Blaney is second, seven points behind Hamlin. Kevin Harvick is third (-11), followed by Chris Buescher (-12) and Ryan Newman (-14).