Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from 6th place Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford won the 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola, his 2nd win in 165 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. This is his 2nd win & 7th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 3rd Top-10 finish in 11 races at Daytona International Speedway. 2nd Place Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford, started from 11th place posted his 12th Top 10 finish in 24 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 7th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet, started from 24th place posted his 5th Top 10 finish in 21 races at Daytona International Speedway.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet, started from 23rd place followed by 5th placed Car 31 Ryan Newman Velveeta Shells & Cheese Chevrolet, started from 22nd place. 6th Place Car 38 David Ragan Shriners Hospital for Children 95th Anniversary Ford, started from 30th place followed by 7th place Car 75 * Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet, started from 32nd place. 8th Place Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet, started from 27th. 9th Place Car 77 Erik Jones # Sport Clips Toyota, started from 17th was the highest finishing rookie. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 37 Chris Buescher Coffee Mate Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 29th. Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 18 points over Martin Truex Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, and Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 14 Cautions 14 for 51 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 11 for Fluid from Car 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet in Turns 1 and 2. 2nd Caution on lap 16 for Car 15 DJ Kennington Xchange of America/LordCo Toyota Spin in Turn 4. 3rd Caution on lap 42 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 60 for Fluid from Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet in Turn 4. 5th Caution on lap 72 for Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s $1 Any Size Soft Drink Chevrolet, Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet, Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford, Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota, Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet, Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet, Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pros Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota, Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet Big Crash in Turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 82 for Stage 2 conclusion. 7th Caution on lap 91 for Car 75 Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet Crash in Turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 99 for Car 5 Kasey Kahne UniFirst Chevrolet, Car 6 Trevor Bayne Liberty National Life Insurance Company Ford, Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet, Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet Crash on the backstretch. 9th Caution on lap 107 for Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, Car 5 Kasey Kahne UniFirst Chevrolet, Car 19 Daniel Suarez Subway Toyota and Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet Crash on the backstretch. 10th Caution on lap 118 for Car 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Crash in Turn 4. 11th Caution on lap 122 for Car 5 Kasey Kahne UniFirst Chevrolet and Car 38 David Ragan Shriners Hospital for Children 95th Anniversary Ford Crash on the backstretch. 12th Caution on lap 130 for Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Incredible Bank Ford Crash on the backstretch. 13th Caution on lap 154 for Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford, Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford, Car 20 Matt Kenseth DEWALT Flexvolt Toyota, Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Smithfield Ford Big Crash on the frontstretch [Red 8:41]. 14th Caution on lap 159 for Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota and Car 77 Erik Jones # Sport Clips Toyota Crash on the backstretch.

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, lead the field during pace laps prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 33 Lead Changes among 16 drivers. Lap Leaders: D. Earnhardt Jr. 0; C. Elliott 1-4; B. Keselowski 5-28; K. Harvick 29-30; B. Keselowski 31-33; K. Harvick 34; B. Keselowski 35; D. Earnhardt Jr. 36; B. Keselowski 37-43; E. Jones # 44-47; D. Hamlin 48; E. Jones # 49-53; D. Hamlin 54-67; M. Kenseth 68-69; T. Bayne 70-71; M. Kenseth 72-78; D. Hamlin 79; M. Kenseth 80-81; K. Harvick 82-85; R. Stenhouse Jr. 86-91; D. Suarez # 92-101; M. Kenseth 102; J. Johnson 103-106; C. Bowyer 107-110; R. Stenhouse Jr. 111-117; M. Kenseth 118-126; R. Blaney 127-135; K. Kahne 136-137; D. Suarez # 138; K. Kahne 139-148; R. Stenhouse Jr. 149-150; T. Dillon # 151-157; D. Ragan 158-161; R. Stenhouse Jr. 162-163. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): B. Keselowski 4 times for 35 laps; M. Kenseth 5 times for 21 laps; R. Stenhouse Jr. 4 times for 17 laps; D. Hamlin 3 times for 16 laps; K. Kahne 2 times for 12 laps; D. Suarez # 2 times for 11 laps; R. Blaney 1 time for 9 laps; E. Jones # 2 times for 9 laps; K. Harvick 3 times for 7 laps; T. Dillon # 1 time for 7 laps; C. Bowyer 1 time for 4 laps; C. Elliott 1 time for 4 laps; D. Ragan 1 time for 4 laps; J. Johnson 1 time for 4 laps; T. Bayne 1 time for 2 laps; D. Earnhardt Jr. 1 time for 1 lap.

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, lead the field at the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 2,88,21,14,22,95,1,41,20,38
Stage #2 Top Ten: 20,11,48,41,38,4,5,13,43,21

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fifth Thrid Bank Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the race with a Margin of Victory: 0.213 Seconds. Stenhouse said “I kept my Talladega car and told them to build a new one. They built a Fifth Third Ford that was really fast… This is awesome! I’ve been coming here since 2008. I actually came in 2006 one time with Bobby Hamilton Jr., and it’s cool to put it in Victory Lane and get our second win this year. I love it! Thank you to the fans for coming out here. Everyone at NASCAR. What a great weekend. America! 1776! We are the champs!… This validates what we did at Talladega.”

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 17
Unofficial Race Results for the 59Th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola – Saturday, July 1, 2017
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 163 Laps – 407.5 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 6. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 163 Running
2. 11. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Mobil 1 Ford 163 Running
3. 24. Car 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet 163 Running
4. 23. Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 163 Running
5. 22. Car 31 Ryan Newman Velveeta Shells & Cheese Chevrolet 163 Running
6. 30. Car 38 David Ragan Shriners Hospital for Children 95th Anniversary Ford 163 Running
7. 32. Car 75 * Brendan Gaughan(i) Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet 163 Running
8. 27. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 163 Running
9. 17. Car 77 Erik Jones # Sport Clips Toyota 163 Running
10. 29. Car 37 Chris Buescher Coffee Mate Chevrolet 163 Running
11. 36. Car 23 Corey LaJoie # Dr Pepper Toyota 163 Running
12. 12. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 163 Running
13. 28. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Incredible Bank Ford 163 Running
14. 8. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s $1 Any Size Soft Drink Chevrolet 163 Running
15. 31. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr.(i) Smithfield Ford 163 Running
16. 34. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Military Chevrolet 163 Running
17. 20. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # Subway Toyota 163 Running
18. 4. Car 5 Kasey Kahne UniFirst Chevrolet 163 Running
19. 26. Car 34 Landon Cassill Love’s Travel Stops Hnrng the Qt Prfssnl Ford 163 Running
20. 16. Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 163 Running
21. 33. Car 7 * Elliott Sadler(i) Golden Corral Chevrolet 163 Running
22. 2. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Patriotic Chevrolet 162 Running
23. 14. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Liberty National Life Insurance Company Ford 160 Running
24. 18. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 157 Accident
25. 10. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford 154 Accident
26. 9. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 154 Accident
27. 13. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DEWALT Flexvolt Toyota 154 Accident
28. 15. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 153 Accident
29. 21. Car 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet 153 Accident
30. 37. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson RoyalTeakCollection.com Toyota 147 Running
31. 3. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts Ford 113 Accident
32. 1. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 106 Accident
33. 5. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 105 Accident
34. 25. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pros Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota 73 Accident
35. 7. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 71 Accident
36. 19. Car 3 Austin Dillon American Ethanol Chevrolet 70 Accident
37. 39. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet 57 Engine
38. 40. Car 15 DJ Kennington Xchange of America/LordCo Toyota 14 Engine
39. 35. Car 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet 9 Engine
40. 38. Car 83 * Ryan Sieg(i) Dustless Blasting Toyota 7 Engine

Race Comments: Before the start of the race, no cars dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: N/A.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 17 Mins, 12 Secs. Average Speed: 123.986 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.213 Seconds

Caution Flags: 14 for 51 laps. Lead Changes: 33 among 16 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Brendan Gaughan, #75. Coors Light Pole Award: Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88 190.973 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ryan Newman, #31 21 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #17. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, #17. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Chris Buescher, #37 crew chief Trent Owens, -0.665 seconds. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Ricky Stenhouse Jr, #17. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #77.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Jul. 8, 2017 – Kentucky Speedway

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