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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)
Team XTREME Racing #44 entry - driven in the Daytona 500 by Reed Sorenson (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer drives the #15 5-Hour Energy Toyota during a testing session at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 26, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images via Getty Images)
Regan Smith, interim driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS finishes in sixteenth place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finishes in fifth place, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finishes in 33rd place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Gordon, who led for 87 laps,  was involved in a multi-car incident on the last lap. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS races to a third place finish with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS who finishes in fifth place in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Alan Marler for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS pulls into his pit on his way to a second place finish in the Daytona 500 Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevy Racing)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Percision Chevrolet, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota, race three-wide during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, takes the yellow and chequered flags to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the The Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, applies the winner`s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Smoke pours from the #2 Miller Lite Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag for the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

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