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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)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, is congratulated by his Hendrik Motor Sports teammates Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevrolet SS (left), Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS (center) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS (right) after his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne joins Gordon, Johnson, and Earnhardt Jr. in the Chase. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 31, 2014 in Bowmanville, Canada. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, races Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ford, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, qualified for twelfth position Friday, August 29, 2014 for Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. After a three-race absence, Tony Stewart has returned to the track at Atlanta. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Tony Stewart at Dover International Speedway on May 30 2014. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR Media)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, finished fifth Saturday, August 23, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and his team celebrate in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 STP Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, qualified for seventh position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Busch is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, qualified for second position Friday, August 22, 2014 for Saturday evening`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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