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Joey Logano gets first career Daytona 500 victory under caution

Joey Logano does a burnout in front of the grandstands after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Joey Logano does a burnout in front of the grandstands after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA (FOX19) -  Joey Logano opened the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with his first-ever Daytona 500 victory Sunday. 

At 24-years-old, Logano is the 2nd-youngest ever to win the Daytona 500.  Trevor Bayne won the race at 20-years-old in 2011

Logano took the lead following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday. Once out front, he seemed to have the race in control until a caution with three to go at Daytona International Speedway stopped the race. 

"I'm still in complete awe. I don't know what to say," Logano said after the race in Victory Lane.

Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five. 

Earnhardt Jr has finished in the top three of the last four Daytona 500s and it was his eight career top three finish. 

Daytona 500 pole-sitter, Jeff Gordon, led 87 total laps but finished the 33rd.  He announced on Jan. 22 that this year would be his last as a full-time driver, finished 

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