Hamlin edges Truex Jr. in closest ever Daytona 500 finish: the motorsport roundup

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Stand by for manic oval racing, serious paint-swapping and pit crew jumping over walls like they’re in the army, because NASCAR is back in earnest. That’s right, folks. One of the world’s premier motorsports series returns to its spiritual homes, — Daytona Beach.

In other news, the Formula 1 circus returns too, although only preseason testing form. And as always, we’re also covering other news and views across the motorsport spectrum.

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