DAYTONA 500: 7 Weird Ways To Measure Denny Hamlin’s Photo Finish Win
On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Florida, at a speed of approximately 200 miles per hour, NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. in what is being hailed as the closest win in the history of the Daytona 500.
We've all heard the term "photo finish," but rarely has there been a situation that exemplifies the true meaning of the idiom as perfectly as this one. Watch as Hamlin pulls ahead of Truex Jr. by what the announcer approximate to be "about four inches."
Even those who don't love NASCAR have to be impressed and thrilled by an ending like that at The Great American Race. Hamlin was in fourth place heading into the final lap where he finally made his big move. Meanwhile Matt Kenseth, who lead the race for 40 laps, ended up finishing 14th; and pre-race favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun out on Lap 182.
Needless to say, it was a crazy day at the racetrack. It's a rare thing for even a foot race to come down to four inches, let alone a NASCAR race. So to help you put the historical photo finish into perspective, here are 13 units of measurement that are about the same as the distance by which Hamlin won the 58th running of the Daytona 500.
Eight 1/2" SoftTouch Rubber Leg Tips
One Original Pocket Rocket 4-Inch Ivory Vibrator
I dare you to tell me that you wouldn't give up your first-born to coin the phrase "AND HE WINS BY A POCKET ROCKET!"
One Marc By Marc Jacobs Ligero New Billfold Wallet
BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone
Four individual panels from the JCPenney Home™ 2" Wood Tone Faux-Wood Horizontal Blinds
Four Babyliss PRO Nano Titanium 1" Titanium-Plated Ultra Thin Straightening Irons, laid side-by-side
Seasons 2, 3 and 4 of LOST on DVD, sitting upright
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