No. 11 driver Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the 61st running of the Daytona 500. This was Hamlin's second Daytona 500 victory, the first coming in 2016. Teammates Kyle Busch got 2nd place and Erik Jones got 3rd, giving Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing the top 3 spots for this Daytona 500. With just 10 laps to go there was a massive 19 car 'big one' crash that happened from Paul Menard clipping Matt DiBenedetto and turning them both sideways, taking out another 17 cars along with them.