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Daytona 500 Results: Matt Kenseth Starts Season With 47 Points

After a wild race that didn't end until late Monday night, Matt Kenseth emerged from the Daytona 500 with an early lead in the NASCAR points race.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle Jr. and Denny Hamlin all finished five points behind Kenseth in a tie for second, while an early crash caused five-time champion Jimmie Johnson to finish in 37th place, one ahead of David Ragan, a 26-year old native of Unadilla, Georgia:

  1. Matt Kenseth --
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -5
  3. Greg Biffle -5
  4. Denny Hamlin -5
  5. Jeff Burton -7
  6. Paul Menard -8
  7. Kevin Harvick -10
  8. Carl Edwards -11
  9. Joey Logano -11
  10. Mark Martin -12
  11. Clint Bowyer -14
  12. Martin Truex Jr. -14
  13. Marcos Ambrose -16
  14. Bobby Labonte -17
  15. Dave Blaney -17
  16. Tony Stewart -18
  17. Kyle Busch -20
  18. Terry Labonte -20
  19. Tony Raines -22
  20. Ryan Newman -24
  21. Landon Cassill -25
  22. David Gilliland -26
  23. Regan Smith -26
  24. Casey Mears -28
  25. David Reutimann -29
  26. Kasey Kahne -32
  27. Michael McDowell -33
  28. Jamie McMurray -34
  29. Brad Keselowski -35
  30. Aric Almirola -36
  31. AJ Allmendinger -37
  32. Juan Pablo Montoya -39
  33. David Stremme -40
  34. Kurt Busch -42
  35. Jeff Gordon -42
  36. Robby Gordon -44
  37. Jimmie Johnson -45
  38. David Ragan -46
  39. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -47
  40. Elliott Sadler* -47
  41. Joe Nemechek* -47
  42. Trevor Bayne* -47
  43. Danica Patrick* -47

* -- Driver was ineligible for points in this series

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.