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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)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS finished second. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
With General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, holds the Michigan Heritage Trophy after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. In 2013, MIS began awarding the Michigan Heritage Trophy as a recognition and celebration of the automobile and it`s importance to the race track and the manufacturers competing in NASCAR. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with his crew after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, and Michael Annett, driver of the #7 Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, races Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field at the start of the Nationwide Childrens`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, captured the pole position Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The was Gordon`s second pole position this season. He set a new track record in the final round of qualifying with a lap of 206.558 mph. Gordon is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates capturing the pole position Friday, August 15, 2014 for Sunday`s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The was Gordon`s second pole position this season. He set a new track record in the final round of qualifying with a lap of 206.558 mph. Gordon is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose lead the field to a restart at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 10 2014. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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