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Cup: Daytona - Race results

Tony Stewart claimed his third victory of the season by taking the chequered flag in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
Tony Stewart found his way to victory lane at Daytona International Speedway underneath the floodlights on Saturday evening, to claim his third win of the season and his 47th in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career spanning 482 starts.

It's the fourth time he's won at Daytona in the series, and all of those wins have come in the summer Coke Zero 400 event rather than the season-opening Daytona 500 race.

Sam Hornish Jr. replaced AJ Allmendinger in the #22 after Penske's regular Cup drivers was temporarily suspended over a random drugs test result. Hornish finished in 33rd place, 11 laps off the pace.

A strong third place while his closest rivals in the Sprint Cup championship were struggling meant that Matt Kenseth more than doubled his points lead in the standings, and is now 25pts clear at the top of the table ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tony Stewart moves up four positions to fifth place while Clint Bowyer drops three places to tenth after getting caught up in the late accident at Daytona.

Race results

1. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 160 laps Running (47/4 pts)
2. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 160 laps + 0.111s (42/0 pts)
3. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 160 laps + 0.403s (43/2 pts)
4. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 160 laps + 0.951s (40/0 pts)
5. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 160 laps + 2.317s (39/0 pts)
6. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 160 laps + 2.911s (38/0 pts)
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 160 laps + 2.953s (37/0 pts)
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 160 laps + 3.007s (36/0 pts)
9. #55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 160 laps + 3.008s (35/0 pts)
10. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 160 laps + 3.010s (34/0 pts)
11. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 160 laps + 3.303s (33/0 pts)
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 laps + 7.418s (32/0 pts)
13. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 160 laps + 8.005s (31/0 pts)
14. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 160 laps + 8.085s (30/0 pts)
15. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 160 laps + 9.144s (29/0 pts)
16. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 160 laps + 11.103s (28/0 pts)
17. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 160 laps + 12.587s (28/1 pts)
18. #13 Casey Mears Ford 160 laps + 12.588s (27/1 pts)
19. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 160 laps + 14.640s (25/0 pts)
20. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 160 laps + 15.497s (24/0 pts)
21. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 160 laps + 22.862s (24/1 pts)
22. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 160 laps + 23.813s (22/0 pts)
23. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 160 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 160 laps + 1 lap (21/1 pts)
25. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 156 laps + 4 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #34 David Ragan Ford 155 laps Accident (19/1 pts)
27. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 152 laps Accident (0pts)
28. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 152 laps Accident (16/0 pts)
29. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 152 laps Accident (15/0 pts)
30. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 152 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #38 David Gilliland Ford 152 laps Accident (14/1 pts)
32. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 151 laps + 9 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 149 laps + 11 laps (0pts)
34. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 133 laps + 27 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 132 laps + 28 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 124 laps Accident (8/0 pts)
37. #50 Bill Elliott Chevrolet 123 laps Accident (7/0 pts)
38. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 47 laps Transmission (7/1 pts)
39. #30 David Stremme Toyota 25 laps Rear Gear (5/0 pts)
40. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 16 laps Over Heating (4/0 pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 10 laps Over Heating (0pts)
42. #33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet 4 laps Over Heating (2/0 pts)
43. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 3 laps Over Heating (1/0 pts)



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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, hits the wall outside of turn four after an incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser PrecisionChevrolet SS, qualifies for tenth position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Truex, Jr. is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. HM3 James R Layton is honored on the car as part of the 600 Miles of Remembrance program. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #6 Ford EcoBoost Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Roush Performance Products Ford, leads Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, leads Erik Jones, driver of the #20 Interstate Batteries Toyota, during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Roush Performance Products Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Coating Systems Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, finishes in fourth place, Saturday night, May 16, 2015, in the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, finishes in third place, Saturday night, May 16, 2015, in the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Great Lakes/Menards Toyota, races during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Red Nose Day Toyota, climbs into his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Cherry 5-Hour Energy/Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota, stands on the grid during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
(L-R) Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Cherry 5-Hour Energy/Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Ford, talk on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
First Round winner Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Ortho Ford, Sprint Fan Vote winner Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Chevrolet, and Second Round winner Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Cherry 5-Hour Energy/Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota, pose in Victory lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Photo by Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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