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Logano becomes the second youngest to win the Daytona 500

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By Anthony Caruso III on Feb. 22nd, 2015, 5:28 PM EST

Joey Logano wanted to compete against Jeff Gordon when he was younger. As the legend races in his final Daytona 500, Logano was able to win the historic race.

Logano, who led the final six laps, won his first Daytona 500. In addition, this was his first restrictor plate win of his career.

Joey Logano (Getty Images)

Joey Logano (Getty Images)

He also became the second youngest to win the Great American race. He’s only 24-years-old, but has been racing in NASCAR for the past 7-years.

His previous best finish was 9th in this race.

Following Logano, Kevin Harvick finished second. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a third place finish. Rounding out the Top 5, Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jimmie Johnson was fifth.

With the third place finish, Dale Jr. secured his eighth Top 5 finish at the Daytona 500. He surpassed his father, who had seven.

Only “The King” Richard Petty and Carl Yarborough has more than NASCAR’s most popular driver. Petty has 11, while Yarborough has 9.

Trevor Bayne is the youngest driver to win this race. He was 20-years-old and a day old when he won the race with the Wood Brothers Racing team in 2011.


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