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Daytona Unlimited - Results

Kevin Harvick claimed victory in the first race for Sprint Cup drivers in 2013, narrowly beating Greg Biffle in the Daytona Unlimited exhibition event on Saturday night.
Kevin Harvick won the Daytona Unlimited race on Saturday evening, the third time that the Richard Childress Racing driver has won the exhibition race. Greg Biffle came home in second place ahead of Joey Logano.

Harvick wins $205,075 as a result of the victory, double that of Biffle's take from the event. The race results do not count toward any Sprint Cup championship points, but it was the formal race début of the Generation 6 Cup car that all teams will be using in this year's title battle.

An early multi-car accident eliminated a number of other contenders, including last year's event winner Kyle Busch and his brother Kurt along with Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

As a result of a fan vote, the starting positions were set according to the order in which the drivers won the 2012 pole position that made them eligible to compete in the Unlimited, followed by previous champions of the event.

Race results

1. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 75 laps 1hrs 3mins 22secs
2. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 75 laps + 0.149s
3. #22 Joey Logano Ford 75 laps + 0.246s
4. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 75 laps + 0.281s
5. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 75 laps + 0.371s
6. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 75 laps + 0.392s
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 75 laps + 0.514s
8. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 75 laps + 0.540s
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 75 laps + 0.666s
10. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 75 laps + 0.712s
11. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 75 laps + 6.936s
12. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 75 laps + 27.411s
13. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15 laps Accident
14. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 14 laps Accident
15. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 14 laps Accident
16. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 14 laps Accident
17. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 14 laps Accident
18. #55 Mark Martin Toyota 14 laps Accident
19. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 2 laps Vibration

Starting order

1. #99 Carl Edwards Ford
2. #55 Mark Martin Toyota
3. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet
4. #16 Greg Biffle Ford
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
6. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
7. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
8. #43 Aric Almirola Ford
9. #22 Joey Logano Ford
10. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford
11. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
12. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota
14. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet
15. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
16. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
17. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
18. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet
19. #32 Terry Labonte Ford



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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, races to the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)  (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)  (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS qualified for sixth position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS qualified for third position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, smiles at Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, puts the winner`s sticker on his car in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Eckrich Ford, races Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates with his son, Keelan, in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Splash-FVP/Menards Toyota, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Johnny Sauter, driver of the #98 Nextant/Curb Records Toyota, leads the field through the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Archie Foster - Unregistered

February 17, 2013 8:15 PM

Anyone else out there have trouble watching the race? I tried but the camera work was terrible - to the point of making me dizzy just trying to keep up with the in/out/tight shots.



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