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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 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane with team owner Dale Earnhardt jr. after winning the series championship during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, burn out as Crafton celebrates winning the series championship and Wallace celebrates winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane with the trophy, NASCAR President Mike Helton and sportscaster Krista Voda during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and placing ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota, and his daughter Elladee take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, who is not in the Championship Four final phase of the Chase, qualified for 2nd position Friday, November 14, 2014 for Sunday`s final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. He will be joined on the front row by Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS who won the Pole position. Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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