Cartersville's Thompson finishes 22nd at Daytona 500
A long-time veteran of the ARCA series, four Xfinity Series races and two prior Cup races, Thompson started 40th in the 40-car race and at 66 years old is the oldest competitor in the history of Daytona.
Austin Dillon won the 2018 title with Thompson placing 22nd.
2018 Daytona 500 results
Darrell Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
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