NASCAR fans praise Trump for being a part of Daytona 500
Fox News chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth reports on the Daytona 500 delay from Florida.
In a crash-marred Daytona 500 following a one-day rain delay, Denny Hamlin won the 62nd running of NASCAR's Daytona 500 Monday which featured a total purse of $23.6 million.
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The race — the longest in Daytona history — marks back to back Daytona victories for Hamlin.
HAMLIN EARNS CHAMPION'S SHARE OF RECORD PURSE
While President Trump was what everyone was talking about when the race began on Sunday before being postponed for the weather, on Monday it was three major crashes in the last 25 laps that had race watchers stunned. The crashes wiped out some of the sports' biggest drivers such as Kyle Busch — who was leading the race when he was eliminated from contention — Joey Longano and Jimmie Johnson who was racing his in final Daytona.
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Hamlin now has 38 career wins — which has been good for more than $70 million in race winnings Here's a look at the 2020 winner:
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
Total earnings: $14.6 million
Salary and winnings: $13.1 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1.5 million