Tony Stewart Wins Daytona Nationwide Race by Inches


Tony Stewart won today’s 300 mile ‘Drive for COPD’ Nationwide race at Daytona by 7 thousanths of a second over Clint Bowyer.
The race was characterized by two car drafting. Landon Cassill pushing Stewart to the lead at the very end.
The ‘Big One’, a standard feature of Daytona races, did not happen.
Stewart made his pass on Bowyer as they passed the finish line.
Joey Logano had been near the front the whole afternoon, but a drafting error caused him to crash on the last lap.
Kyle Busch acknowledged responsibility and apologized to his teammate.
Danica Patrick had a career high 14th place finish.
She made the lead early with Bowyer providing a push, but the tandem was disrupted when there were problems reversing their sequence.
Afterward, Bowyer was very critical of Patrick’s spotter, recommending she throw him off the roof.
Cassill is now the Nationwide points leader, but due to lack of sponsorship, he does not have a full time ride.
If today’s race was any indication, tomorrow’s Daytona 500 should be an exciting one.
The top ten finishers were:
1 Tony Stewart
2 Clint Bowyer
3 Landon Cassill
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5 Reed Sorenson
7 Kyle Busch
8 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
9 Michael Waltrip
10 Trevor Bayne

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