Denny Hamlin was one of the favorites heading into NASCAR’s Daytona 500, with the veteran having been the only multi-time winner of the event racing in Sunday’s season-opener. Things didn’t go his way, unfortunately, as he was involved in an early wreck that saw him head to the garage before the conclusion of Stage 1. After the wreck, Hamlin revealed what went down and admitted that he felt Brad Keselowski was being overly aggressive, via Bob Pockrass.

“At that point, obviously it was over-aggressive since it caused the wreck, but I saw it coming and that’s the tough part, is that you can see 21 [Burton] was kind of sideways and out of control and Brad [Keselowski] wouldn’t let him go,” Hamlin said. “Eventually, you got to let him go and get his reins back and he just wouldn’t let him go.”

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The wreck saw a number of NASCAR drivers, including Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Harrison Burton, William Byron, Keselowski, and more get knocked out of the race.

With Hamlin and Busch out of the running, Stage 1 was won by Martin Truex Jr., who ultimately failed to hold onto his lead. The race was won by rookie Austin Cindric, who edged past Bubba Watson to take the victory at Daytona by a matter of feet.

Hamlin has won at the Daytona 500 three times in his career and was widely expected to be at the forefront of the race’s conclusion on Sunday. Unfortunately, he got caught in the wreck and was forced to head to the garage early, missing out on some early-season points in the NASCAR season.