William Byron won the NASCAR XFINITY Series 16th Annual Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona

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Starting from 3rd place Car 9 William Byron AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet won the 16th Annual Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway, his 2nd win in 15 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2 races at Daytona International Speedway. Byron was also the highest finishing rookie. 2nd Place Car 1 Elliott Sadler Armour Vienna Sausage 150 Years Chevrolet, started from 7th place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 17 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 13th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField United Toyota, started from 21st place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 8 races at aytona International Speedway.

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William Byron, driver of the #9 AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida

4th Place Car 24 Jeb Burton Estes Express Lines Toyota, started from 17th place followed by 5th place Car 99 David Starr Chevrolet, started from 33rd place. 6th Place Car 4 Ross Chastain GK Services Chevrolet, started from 20th place followed by 7th place Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet, started from pole. 8th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Discount Tire Ford, started from 10th place followed by 9th place Car 62 Brendan Gaughan USAF Special Tactics/South Point Chevrolet, started from 9th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 52 Joey Gase Trenton’s Legacy/Premier Millwright Chevroletin 10th place, started from 34th place. Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 59 points over Byron.

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Josh Williams, driver of the #92 Chevrolet, William Byron, driver of the #9 AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet, and Blake Koch, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 9 Cautions for 35 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 9 for Water on the track. 2nd Caution on lap 32 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 37 for Lightning [Red 2:29:37]. 4th Caution on lap 51 for Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, Car 18 Daniel Suarez Interstate Batteries Toyota, Car 20 Erik Jones GameStop/Turtle Beach Toyota, Car 90 Brandon Brown Horton Farms Chevrolet, Car 92 Josh Williams Star Tron/Krankz Audio Chevrolet Crash on the frontstretch. 5th Caution on lap 62 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 6th Caution on lap 87 for Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet and Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet Crash on the frontstretch. 7th Caution on lap 93 for Car 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Chevrolet, Car 9 William Byron AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet and Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet Crash in Turn 4. 8th Caution on lap 100 for Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 7 Justin Allgaier Trademark Nitrogen Chevrolet, Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford, 19, Car 20 Erik Jones GameStop/Turtle Beach Toyota, Car 21 Daniel Hemric Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet, Car 33 Brandon Jones Rain-X/Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet, Car 40 Timmy Hill Dodge, Car 42 Tyler Reddick BBR/Jason Aldean Chevrolet, Car 98 Casey Mears Fresh From Florida Ford Crash on the backstretch [Red 09:56]. 9th Caution on lap 104 for Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Seal Chevrolet, Car 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Chevrolet, Car 13 Mark Thompson Phoenix Air Toyota, Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet, Car 74 Mike Harmon Veterans Motorsports Dodge Crash on the backstretch.

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Daniel Hemric, driver of the #21 Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race had 18 Lead Changes among 10 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Poole 0; B. Kennedy # 1; B. Poole 2; B. Kennedy # 3; B. Koch 4-15; D. Suarez(i) 16; B. Koch 17-32; J. Allgaier 33-34; B. Poole 35-41; B. Kennedy # 42-43; T. Dillon(i) 44-48; B. Poole 49-53; E. Sadler 54-58; B. Jones 59; E. Sadler 60-61; W. Byron # 62-83; T. Dillon(i) 84-91; J. Logano(i) 92-97; W. Byron # 98-104. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): W. Byron # 2 times for 29 laps; B. Koch 2 times for 27 laps; T. Dillon(i) 2 times for 13 laps; B. Poole 3 times for 13 laps; E. Sadler 2 times for 7 laps; J. Logano(i) 1 time for 6 laps; B. Kennedy # 3 times for 4 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 2 laps; B. Jones 1 time for 1 lap; D. Suarez(i) 1 time for 1 lap.

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Blake Koch, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 11,2,48,21,1,19,98,24,3,42
Stage #2 Top Ten: 1,9,28,3,42,5,48,33,2,23

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William Byron, driver of the #9 AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet, celebrates winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

William Byron won the rain postponed race with a under Caution. Byron said “I was just trying to push him to make it a two-man race. There was some room, and I got him a little squirrely.”

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 15
Unofficial Race Results for the 16Th Annual Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 At Daytona – Friday, June 30, 2017
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL – 2.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 104 Laps – 260 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 3. Car 9 William Byron # AXALTA/Vorteq Chevrolet 104 Running
2. 7. Car 1 Elliott Sadler Armour Vienna Sausage 150 Years Chevrolet 104 Running
3. 21. Car 28 Dakoda Armstrong WinField United Toyota 104 Running
4. 17. Car 24 Jeb Burton Estes Express Lines Toyota 104 Running
5. 33. Car 99 David Starr Chevrolet 104 Running
6. 20. Car 4 Ross Chastain GK Services Chevrolet 104 Running
7. 1. Car 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet 104 Running
8. 10. Car 22 Joey Logano(i) Discount Tire Ford 104 Running
9. 9. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan USAF Special Tactics/South Point Chevrolet 104 Running
10. 34. Car 52 Joey Gase Trenton’s Legacy/Premier Millwright Chevrolet 104 Running
11. 31. Car 78 BJ McLeod Toyota 104 Running
12. 30. Car 07 Ray Black II America’s Donuts Chevrolet 104 Running
13. 37. Car 14 JJ Yeley TriStar Motorsports Toyota 104 Running
14. 24. Car 26 Scott Lagasse Jr. Alert Today Florida/Florida Lottery Toyota 104 Running
15. 38. Car 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 104 Running
16. 2. Car 2 Ben Kennedy # Rheem Chevrolet 104 Running
17. 36. Car 40 Timmy Hill Dodge 104 Running
18. 6. Car 19 Matt Tifft # Comcast NBC Universal Salute to Service Toyota 104 Running
19. 16. Car 33 Brandon Jones Rain-X/Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet 104 Running
20. 40. Car 8 Jeff Green Toyota 104 Running
21. 15. Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Chevrolet 104 Running
22. 19. Car 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Ford 104 Running
23. 35. Car 74 Mike Harmon Veterans Motorsports Dodge 104 Running
24. 22. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 104 Running
25. 14. Car 20 Erik Jones(i) GameStop/Turtle Beach Toyota 104 Running
26. 29. Car 25 Chris Cockrum Advanced Communications Group Chevrolet 104 Running
27. 13. Car 42 Tyler Reddick BBR/Jason Aldean Chevrolet 103 Accident
28. 27. Car 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Seal Chevrolet 102 Accident
29. 39. Car 13 Mark Thompson Phoenix Air Toyota 102 Accident
30. 25. Car 7 Justin Allgaier Trademark Nitrogen Chevrolet 100 Accident
31. 12. Car 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford 100 Accident
32. 5. Car 21 Daniel Hemric # Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet 99 Accident
33. 11. Car 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 98 Accident
34. 23. Car 98 Casey Mears Fresh From Florida Ford 98 Accident
35. 18. Car 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet 98 Accident
36. 26. Car 01 Harrison Rhodes Flex Tape Chevrolet 94 Rear Gear
37. 28. Car 90 Brandon Brown Horton Farms Chevrolet 50 Accident
38. 4. Car 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 50 Accident
39. 8. Car 18 Daniel Suarez(i) Interstate Batteries Toyota 50 Accident
40. 32. Car 92 Josh Williams Star Tron/Krankz Audio Chevrolet 50 Accident

Race Comments: Before the start of the event, the following car(s) dropped to the rear of the field for the reason(s) indicated: Nos. 7, 9, 24 and 74 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A
Caution Flags: 9 for 35 laps. Lead Changes:18 among 10 drivers.
Coors Light Pole Award: Brennan Poole, #48 182.949 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #9. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Dakoda Armstrong, #28. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #9
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Jul. 7, 2017 – Kentucky Speedway
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