Contact Us

Stewart Wins at Daytona With Last Lap Pass

Tony Stewart leads Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth toward the finish line as half the field wrecks behind them on the final lap of the Coke Zero 400 (Getty Images)

Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle dominated the race, but Tony Stewart took the lead on the final lap to win Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, his third victory this season and his 18th career win at Daytona. But this has to go down as one of his most satisfying after he qualified second, was sent to the back because of a minor equipment problem and started 42nd, but won anyway.

Kenseth won the Daytona 500 in February and was looking to become the first driver in 30 years to win both Daytona races in the same year. He was in good shape on the final restart with two laps left and teammate Biffle right behind him giving him a push, but just after Stewart made his pass on the outside, Biffle lost control and half the field behind him wrecked.  Fifteen cars in all were involved in that crash in the front stretch taking out some of the contenders.

Jeff Burton finished second, and, after leading 89 laps, Kenseth came in third. Biffle led for 35 laps and came in 21st.

Kenseth holds on to his points lead. He’s up 25 points on Dale Earhardt, Jr., who came in 15th. Biffle moves up to third in the standings.

Before the race, AJ Almendinger was suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. He failed a random drug test the week before at Kentucky, and that suspension was handed down just 90 minutes before the race. Sam Hornish, Jr. was flown in from Charlotte to replace him and arrived 25 minutes before the start of the race. He finished 33rd.

Next up on the schedule is New Hampshire.

More From WYRK

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wyrk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!