Matt Kenseth Wins 2012 Daytona 500 (Video)
Matt Kenseth Wins Daytona 500 for 2nd Time as Jimmy Johnson, Danica Patrick, Juan Pablo Montoya Crash
Matt Kenseth has won the 2012 Daytona 500 for a second time. Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth's teammate, ran interference against Dale Earnhardt, Jr. so Kenseth could secure the victory.
2012 Daytona 500 Results:
- Matt Kenseth
- Greg Biffle
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Denny Hamlin
- Jeff Burton
Matt Kenseth also won at Daytona in 2009. The 2012 Daytona 500 started at 7:15pm on February 27, ending at 12:16am on February 28. You can see video of Matt Kenseth's final stretch below.
A bump by Elliott Sadler in the second lap caused Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to crash into a wall, leading to a chain-reaction wreck involving Danica Patrick, defending Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne, David Ragan and Kurt Busch.
Juan Pablo Montoya's crash, though, was the most spectacular in what was a strange and dramatic race.
Danica Patrick and Trevor Bayne were able to get back into the race, but they were left with no chance of victory.
Martin Truex Jr. won the $200,000 bonus for leading at the halfway point of the Daytona 500.