Ryan Reed won the crashfest NASCAR XFINITY Series 36th Annual Powershares QQQ 300 race at Daytona

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Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly Diabetes Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Starting from 2nd place Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford Ryan Reed won the 36th Annual Powershares QQQ 300, his 2nd win in 106 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is Reed’s 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 2nd win & 4th Top 10 finish in 7 races at Daytona International Speedway. Ryan Reed leads the point standings by 9 points over Brendan Gaughan. 2nd Place Car 88 Kasey Kahne Hellmann’s Chevrolet, started from 9th place posted his 12th Top 10 finish in 22 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 16th place posted his 7th Top 10 finish in 9 races at Daytona International Speedway.

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Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly Diabetes Ford, celebrates winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

4th Place Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, started from 6th place followed by 5th placeCar 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, started from 18th place, 6th Place Car 24 Scott Lagasse Jr FDOT Toyota, started from 25th place followed by 7th place Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life FL Chevrolet, started from 35th place. 8th Place Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Shot
Chevrolet, started from 26th place. 9th Place Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet, started from 17th place was the highest finishing rookie. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Flex Tape Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 34th place.

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Matt Tifft, driver of the #19 Tunity Toyota, and Brandon Hightower, driver of the #40 Premier Recycling Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident at the end of the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had lots of action with 10 Cautions for 42 Laps & 2 Red Flags:1st Caution on lap 5 for Fluid on Track. 2nd Caution on lap 19 for Car 40 Brandon Hightower Premier Recycling Toyota Spin Frontstretch. 3rd Caution on lap 24 for Car 42 Tyler Reddick Broken Bow Records Chevrolet, Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Shot Chevrolet, Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford, Car 23 Spencer Gallagher
Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet, Car 07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life Chevrolet, Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford, Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, Car 98 Aric Almirola Fresh From Florida Ford, Car 39 Ryan Sieg Booyah Mortgage Chevrolet, Car 14 JJ Yeley Superior Essex Toyota, Car
22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, Car 8 Jeff Green Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet, Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet, Car 44 Benny Gordon Florida Lottery Toyota, Car 24 Scott Lagasse Jr FDOT Toyota, Car 46 Anthony Kumpen Lease Plan Chevrolet, Car 78 Clint King Warehouse Design Inc Chevrolet, Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Crash on the Backstretch [Red). 4th Caution on lap 30 for Car 7 Justin Allgaier Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet, Car 20 Erik Jones Hisense Toyota, Car 18 Daniel Suarez Juniper Toyota, Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Leidos Ford, Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet, Car 21 Daniel Hemric Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Flex Tape Chevrolet, Car 40 Brandon Hightower Premier Recycling Toyota, Car 19 Matt Tifft Tunity Toyota, Car 24 Scott Lagasse Jr FDOT Toyota, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4 [Red Flag 27:51]. 5th Caution on lap 40 for Debris Turn 4. 6th Caution on lap 60 for Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, Car 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Crash in Turn 3. 7th Caution on lap 68 for Debris Backstretch. 8th Caution on lap 79 for Car 19 Matt Tifft Tunity Toyota Spin in Turn 2. 9th Caution on lap 105 for Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford, Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, Car 07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life Chevrolet,1, Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 14 JJ Yeley Superior Essex Toyota, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, Car 9 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet, Car 18 Daniel Suarez Juniper Toyota, Car 46 Anthony Kumpen Lease Plan Chevrolet, Car 39 Ryan Sieg Booyah Mortgage Chevrolet, Car 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet, Car 42 Tyler Reddick Broken Bow Records Chevrolet, Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Shot Chevrolet, Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life FL Chevrolet Crash on the Backstretch. 10th Caution on lap 119 for Car 07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life Chevrolet, Car 9 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet, Car 24 Scott Lagasse Jr FDOT Toyota, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Crash on the Backstretch.

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Cars are involved in an on-track incident on the backstretch during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Darrell Wallace Jr, driver of the #6 Leidos Ford, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 Juniper Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race also had a lot of action up front with 23 Lead Changes among 7 drivers: 0; R. Reed 1; B. Keselowski(i) 2-10; K. Kahne(i) 11; E. Sadler 12-30; B. Gaughan 31-35; W. Byron # 36; B. Gaughan 37-47; E. Sadler 48-65; A. Dillon(i) 66-79; B. Keselowski(i) 80-81; A. Dillon(i) 82; B. Keselowski(i) 83-86; A. Dillon(i) 87-97; B. Keselowski(i) 98; A. Dillon(i) 99; B. Keselowski(i) 100; E. Sadler 101-103; K. Kahne(i) 104-111; R. Reed 112; K. Kahne(i) 113-116; R. Reed 117-121; B. Keselowski(i) 122; R. Reed 123-124.

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Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly Diabetes Ford, and Brandon Jones, driver of the #33 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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The field takes the Green Flag to start the the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 Lilly Diabetes Ford, races Elliott Sadler, driver of the #1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 1
Unofficial Race Results for the 36Th Annual Powershares Qqq 300 – Saturday,
February 25, 2017
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 124 Laps – 310 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford 124 Running
2. 9. Car 88 Kasey Kahne(i) Hellmann’s Chevrolet 124 Running
3. 16. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 124 Running
4. 6. Car 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Ford 124 Running
5. 18. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 124 Running
6. 25. Car 24 Scott Lagasse Jr FDOT Toyota 124 Running
7. 35. Car 52 Joey Gase Donate Life FL Chevrolet 124 Running
8. 26. Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Shot Chevrolet 124 Running
9. 17. Car 9 William Byron # Liberty University Chevrolet 124 Running
10. 34. Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Flex Tape Chevrolet 124 Running
11. 14. Car 19 Matt Tifft # Tunity Toyota 124 Running
12. 23. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField United Toyota 124 Running
13. 31. Car 40 Brandon Hightower Premier Recycling Toyota 124 Running
14. 13. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 124 Running
15. 8. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 124 Running
16. 29. Car 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet 124 Running
17. 39. Car 90 Mario Gosselin OrlandoLongwoodAutoAuction/JeffRevisWrecker Chev 124 Running
18. 36. Car 07 Ray Black Jr Scuba Life Chevrolet 124 Running
19. 5. Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 124 Running
20. 7. Car 42 Tyler Reddick Broken Bow Records Chevrolet 122 Running
21. 28. Car 39 Ryan Sieg Booyah Mortgage Chevrolet 116 Engine
22. 30. Car 46 Anthony Kumpen Lease Plan Chevrolet 111 Overheating
23. 22. Car 98 Aric Almirola(i) Fresh From Florida Ford 108 Vibration
24. 11. Car 1 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevrolet 106 Accident
25. 24. Car 14 JJ Yeley Superior Essex Toyota 103 Accident
26. 3. Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet 59 Accident
27. 27. Car 44 Benny Gordon Florida Lottery Toyota 35 Accident
28. 32. Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet 32 Accident
29. 1. Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet 28 Accident
30. 15. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 28 Accident
31. 4. Car 21 Daniel Hemric # Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet 28 Accident
32. 19. Car 20 Erik Jones(i) Hisense Toyota 28 Accident
33. 12. Car 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Leidos Ford 28 Accident
34. 21. Car 18 Daniel Suarez(i) Juniper Toyota 28 Accident
35. 37. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 23 Accident
36. 10. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 22 Accident
37. 20. Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford 22 Accident
38. 38. Car 78 Clint King Warehouse Design Inc Chevrolet 22 Accident
39. 40. Car 8 Jeff Green Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet 22 Accident
40. 33. Car 99 David Starr Striping Technology Chevrolet 4 Engine

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, no cars dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: (4) 89 Morgan Shepherd, 74 Mike Harmon, 97 Stephen Leicht, 13 Mark Thompson. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 38 Mins, 47 Secs. Average Speed: 117.141 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.218 Seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 23 among 7 drivers.

Coors Light Pole Award: Brandon Jones, #33 184.472 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Engines, #16
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ryan Reed, #16. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #9.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Mar. 4, 2017 – Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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