Watch: Michael McDowell Wins Daytona 500 In Wild Ending That Includes Fiery Last Lap Wreck

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It took a lot longer than normal, but Michael McDowell has won the Daytona 500.

The race got off to a usual starter, but a big crash due to extensive rain on lap 15 caused a delay that lasted almost five and a half hours. In fact, drivers didn’t even get things going again until a little after 9 p.m. ET, which means the race wasn’t over until after midnight.

Did it end in excitement? Of course it did. It always does.

For a moment, there was some concern about the safety of a few of the drivers after a massive wreck brought out the caution flag on the last lap of the race. There were even flames involved, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

As you can see, it looks like McDowell was the one who caused the wreck. He nudged Brad Keselowski (No. 2 car) into the back of Joey Logano (No. 22 car), causing all hell to break loose.

Of course, some people on social media weren’t happy with the outcome, but that’s NASCAR. It had been a boring race up to that point with little movement, so at least the ending added a layer of interest.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. Didn’t watch as I’m still upset they let that Rosa Parks wannabe Bubba Wallace do what he did. Stood there and pinned the history of Nascar as racist and then let cameras follow him up to the guard rails post race and interview him while pushing that agenda with those fake ass tears (he lost that race btw). People forget his sponsors started dropping him for not winning and it wasn’t until then when the “noose” was found and magically he got all those sponsors back. Its absolutely disgusting.

  2. I’m so glad you mentioned what I thought was obvious but the Fox Crew totally ignored….McDowell absolutely started that wreck. As for Bubba Wallace….he is definitely enjoying his Affirmative Action ride. Everything he does on and off the track is on the front page…..a total embarrassment and an asshole of a person. I never wish upon him any wrecks, but I do hope he falls short in every single race.

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