Joey Logano was the winner of the 2015 Daytona 500, while Kevin Harvick came in second and Dale Earnhardt Jr. arrived in third. Notable finishes include six-time champion Jimmie Johnson in fifth place, Danica Patrick in 21st and Tony Stewart in 42nd. The last place finisher was Landon Cassill, who completed only 18 of 203 laps due to engine trouble. Jeff Gordon spent the most time in first place but finished 33rd due to a wreck on the final lap.
An eight-car pileup prompted a red flag and stopped progress on the final lap of the 2015 Daytona 500 for six minutes. Aside from this, the race featured seven caution flags and 203 laps instead of the normal 200. Sunny skies and comfortable weather also characterized the 2015 Daytona 500, which is named for the 500 miles necessary to complete the race. The Daytona International Speedway, where the event is annually held, is 2.5 miles long and opened in 1959.
The 2015 Daytona 500 was the first Daytona 500 win of Joey Logano's career. Logano is notable for becoming the youngest winner of the Sprint Cup Series in 2009 at the age of 19. Prior to winning the 2015 iteration, Logano's best Daytona 500 finish was ninth place.