Ricky Stenhouse Jr claims one more superspeedway victory
Ricky Stenhouse Jr wins the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. It’s already a great year for a driver of the #17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, as he claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series victory in May at Talladega Superspeedway’s Geico 500.
Now, he wins one more great race at superspeedway, stealing an attention from Dale Earnhardt Jr,. who was the main story of the weekend in his final run at his beloved track.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. started the race from pole and led for just one lap. He retired after a five-car accident on Lap 106. It was his second wreck during the race. Earnhard crashed out for the first time on Lap 52, hitting the wall after a contact with Paul Menard. He lost a time on pit road but returned to the lead lap. In total, there were 14 caution periods during the race.
Stenhouse Jr. captured a victory in a three-lap overtime, starting behind David Ragan in the last restart on Lap 162 and passing him at the backstretch . Clint Bowyer charged into the runner-up position at the finish, beating third-place finisher Paul Menard.
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