NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona: Race Winner & Results

Brad Keselowski Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Brad Keselowski picked up his first ever win at Daytona Motor Speedway Saturday night (Getty)

Saturday night the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moved to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. And in a restrictor plate race that included 27 lead changes between 13 drivers and five caution flags, Brad Keselowski hung on to win the Coke Zero 400.

Keselowski’s win is the first of his career at Daytona, and it was also the 100th Sprint Cup Series win for Team Penske. While there were 27 lead changes, Keselowski led the race for 115 of the 161 laps. Rounding out the top five were Kyle Busch, Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Greg Biffle, who began the race in pole position, finished eighth.

About half the field was involved in the crash on lap 90, with Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson among those forced withdraw from the race as a result of damage to their respective cars. A total of 19 cars were involved in the wreck, resulting in the race being run under caution for nine laps with Joey Logano holding the lead at the restart.

The caution flag came out again on lap 130 as a result of debris on the track. Kyle Busch held a slim lead over Brad Keselowski when the race restarted on lap 134, with Keselowski retaking the lead five laps later. The caution flag would make its penultimate appearance on lap 148, as Tony Stewart was involved in a crash that led to him leaving the race. Cars driven by Casey Mears and Carl Edwards avoided any damage in Stewart’s crash, working around his car and continuing on.

The final caution of the race came five laps from the finish as multiple cars were involved in a crash including Carl Edwards’ No. 19 car. The crash ended the day for Edwards, with A.J. Allmendinger being able to complete out the race after grazing the wall. The green flag dropped on lap 158, with the race going into overtime as Keselowski winning the checkered flag on lap 161.


Coke Zero 400 Race Results

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Kyle Busch
3. Trevor Bayne
4. Joey Logano
5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6. Kyle Larson
7. Austin Dillon
8. Greg Biffle
9. Clint Bowyer
10. Michael McDowell
11. Cole Whitt
12. Casey Mears
13. AJ Allmendinger
14. Ryan Blaney
15. Aric Almirola
16. David Ragan
17. Denny Hamlin
18. Ryan Newman
19. David Gilliland
20. Michael Annett
21. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
22. Reed Sorenson
23. Kurt Busch
24. Bobby Labonte
25. Carl Edwards
26. Tony Stewart
27. Danica Patrick
28. Matt Kenseth
29. Martin Truex Jr.
30. Kasey Kahne
31. Landon Cassill
32. Chase Elliott
33. Matt DiBenedetto
34. Jamie McMurray
35. Jimmie Johnson
36. Paul Menard
37. Brian Scott
38. Regan Smith
39. Kevin Harvick
40. Chris Buescher

Coke Zero 400 Final Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Standings


NASCAR Coke 400 Race Highlights

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