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Thanks to the boost from James Buescher, Kenseth's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota streaked away from the field after the final restart and earned the win in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the event one lap past its scheduled distance of 100 laps.
The last-lap wreck wasn't the only serious incident of the event. A 13-car wreck in Turns 1 and 2, triggered by contact between the No. 43 Ford Mustang of Michael Annett and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro of Austin Dillon — both championship hopefuls — stopped the race after 116 laps and set up the finish.
The race’s sixth caution was thrown just after Johnny Sauter took the white flag, allowing him to keep Kyle Busch at bay and hang on for the race win. Sauter’s trip to Gatorade Victory Lane in the No. 98 Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota marks his seventh career win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His previous best finish at Daytona was 17th place.
This week's Budweiser Duel 150's will be the final daytime races in the qualifiers history as next year the event's move under the lights and into prime time television.
Cameron Hayley, who has raced across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada before joining NASCAR's K&N Pro Series full-time in 2012, won his biggest main event of his young career Tuesday night at Daytona International Speedway.
For the first time in NASCAR's history the stars of the Whelen All-American Series, Modified Series and K&N Pro Series will be part of Daytona Speedweeks. Bill McAnally Racing, which competes on the K&N Pro Series that will be racing Spokane Co. Raceway on Aug. 24, has an impressive line-up set for Tuesday night's main event.
Kevin Harvick held off a hard charging Greg Biffle on the white flag lap of NASCAR's Sprint Unlimited non-points race held Saturday night at Daytona.
With the ultimate goal of reducing track-drying time by up to 80%, the NASCAR R&D team took an advanced scientific approach during the production of the Air Titan™. Using compressed air, the Air Titan™ efficiently and reliably pushes water off of the racing surface and onto the apron where vacuum trucks will remove the remainder of the moisture. Jet dryers will follow each Air Titan™, drying any excess water that remains on the racing surface/
As Tony Stewart approached the checkered flag for his third win of the season and the 47th of his career, a massive wreck in Turn 4 skewed the finishing order behind him. Stewart's 47th victory broke a tie with Hall of Famer Buck Baker for 14th all-time.
With a strong push from defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kurt Busch took the checkered flag in a wild race that ended with Austin Dillon wrecking in the tri-oval as Busch crossed the finish line.
Two-days of racing will be headlined by three non-points special events: the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified tours, and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. A temporary oval will be set up on Daytona’s Superstretch to host the races, It is tentatively slated to be approximately .4-mile.