Emporia-native Clint Bowyer finishes 6th in the Daytona 500

Clint Bowyer before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WIBW) - Clint Bowyer finished 6th in the 62nd Daytona 500. The Emporia-native has never won the race in now 15 appearances. He's finished fourth twice. This is his 5th top ten finish.

Bowyer was involved in a wreck nearing the end of the race. After a trip to pit row, he was able to return to the race.

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500. A major crash in the final lap caused driver Ryan Newman to wreck. Newman was bumped and careened into the wall. His car then flipped and went airborne after colliding with another driver. Newman was said to have been rushed to a hospital.