Logano takes Clash at Daytona victory in crazy finish
Joey Logano took advantage of Denny Hamlin hitting Brad Keselowski on the last lap to win Sunday's Clash at Daytona, the non-points race that got the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season started.
The victory marked Logano's first in nine career starts in the race.
Keselowski interrupted a Joe Gibbs Racing party that led the field late in the race, as Hamlin was followed in first place by teammates Daniel Suarez, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch in the second, third and fourth positions.
Keselowski made his way to second place in the closing stages and was poised to pass Hamlin in the 75th and final lap. Hamlin was having none of it, though, steering into Keselowski as the number two Ford was about to drive past him.
That move by Hamlin took himself and Keselowski out of contention and allowed Logano to take the lead and the checkered flag.
Meanwhile, it was an eventful day for defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, and not in a good way.
Johnson's number 48 Chevrolet got loose on lap 17 and got into the Ford of Kurt Busch, ending Busch's day early.
Johnson crashed again on the 49th lap, failing to finish the Clash for the sixth straight year.