NASCAR results from the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series unloads at Daytona International Speedway. The 2.5-mile oval hosts the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
View full 2019 Daytona race results below.
Qualifying was a washout and the field is set by owner points. Joey Logano and Kyle Busch will lead them to the starting line.
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, Logano, Harvick and Keselowski push to the lead on the inside. The bottom line is clear in a hurry.
Lap 18, Paul Menard has lost the right front hood flap. With the taller spoilers, the turbulent air is stronger than ever.
Lap 30, the Fords are controlling the race so far. They line up single file in the first nine positions.
As the tires wear, drivers are struggling to hold the bottom lane as they trail a car ahead. Logano has reacted by moving the train, single file around the top.
Lap 36, the Team Chevy train is coming on the inside line. Logano pulls down to take the lane away.
Lap 37, Logano leads the Fords to the pit lane. The next lap, everyone else heads to the pit lane, none of them take tires. Hamlin nearly wrecked due to wheel lockup and almost collected Kyle Busch as he came to the pit lane.
Lap 38, the Chevys are back on track, they lead but the Fords are coming with momentum. The entire Ford train drives by on the outside, Harcick leads.
7 to go in stage 1, Harvick leads Logano and a train of Fords around the top. Team Chevy has caught the draft and they control the inside line. Chase Elliott leads the inside line, he’s up to 6th. We got a race.
3 to go, the inside line stalls. Handling issues on used tires make it too hard to hold the bottom.
Final lap, Harvick heads to the bottom, Logano follows. Keselowski gets hung in the middle. Logano works to the inside of Harvick off turn two with a bump from Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Joey Logano takes the win in stage 1!
Daytona Results – Stage 1: 1. Joey Logano; 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 3. Ryan Blaney; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Chase Elliott; 6. Clint Bowyer; 7. Denny Hamlin; 8. Corey LaJoie; 9. Paul Menard; 10. Kyle Busch;
Stage 2 – Report
The field returns to the pit lane. McDowell is first off with a no tire call. Elliott is off 2nd with four tires.
Green flag on stage two, Elliott is surround by Fords. Stenhouse leads on the outside lane Harvick checks up to let the Fords on the bottom join the rest on the too. Elliott fades.
Lap 58, Stenhouse leads on the top. Kurt Busch has a run on the bottom. Stenhouse pulls down to block off turn four. Busch gets into the back of him and Stenhouse is around! No damage as he slides backwards through the grass to bring out the caution.
The field heads for the pit lane. Bowyer leads them to the pit exit.
Green, Chase Elliott gives a shove to Austin Dillon on the inside, they’re both clear. The top lane is fighting back. Bowyer shoves Ryan Blaney as they pull even with the inside lane.
Lap 66, five Chevys line up on the bottom. All five are clear of the outside line.
Lap 74, Ricky Stenhouse Jr is slicing through the field with new tires. He’s up to 6th.
Lap 76, Kurt Busch gets tight and tags the wall by himself. He then cuts a tire and spins to bring out a caution.
Green, Elliott checks up on the bottom to allow Dillon and Bowman to drop down from the outside. They run three wide for 3rd on back.
Lap 82, Harvick gives a huge shove to Keselowski through the tri-oval. Keselowski is turned right into the outside wall. Harvick rubs the wall, Suarez and Hemric are collected.
Logano heads to the pit lane by himself for four tires.
Green, Dillon leads Bowman. Rain approaches the speedway, a completion of stage two makes the race official.
5 to go in stage two, Ricky Stenhouse Jr is on the bumper of Clint Bowyer. They move to the lead on the outside lane as Austin Dillon doesn’t block the run.
3 to go, Dillon fights back on the bottom with help from Alex Bowman.
Austin Dillon takes the win in stage 2 at Daytona!
Daytona Results – Stage 2: 1. Austin Dillon; 2. Alex Bowman; 3. William Byron; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Clint Bowyer; 6. Kyle Larson; 7. Jimmie Johnson; 8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 9. Bubba Wallace; 10. Joey Logano;
Stage 3 – Report
The field returns to the pit lane. Joey Logano if first off with a two tire call. Austin Dillon will restart 4th, the first car with four tires.
Green, Dillon gives a huge shove to Newman on the outside lane. Newman is clear at the front as Logano side drafts Dillon.
Newman gets too far ahead. The field reels him back in. Dillon has a run with a push from Byron, he cuts to the bottom and clear of Newman.
Lap 111, Logano leads the outside lane as they pull even with Dillon. Logano pulls down to side draft Dillon. Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard move to lane three and hang Logano out to dry. Hamlin pushes Menard clear and he drops to the bottom. Hamlin pulls to the lead into turn one.
Dillon pulls out of line from behind Hamlin. He catches the nose of Bowyer as they move to the lead on the outside.
Lap 118, big crash at the front of the field! Dillon and Bowyer moved to the bottom. Bowyer cuts off his bumper and Dillon wiggles as a result. Dillon and Bowyer tangle as they race to the bottom into turn one. Dillon thought he was clear to the bottom but Bowyer already had his nose on his left rear. Half the field is collected.
Some cars head for the pit lane. Kurt Busch stays out. As the field rolls around under caution, the cars that stayed out are hoping it doesn’t go green.
NASCAR shuts off the lights on the pace car. Most of the cars head for the pits who didn’t pit, including Kurt Busch. They were taking a gamble but it’s not going to work.
Justin Haley is set to lead them to the restart but he’s still hoping for rain as he did not pit. NASCAR turns the lights back on! The red flag is out for lightning that struck 7 miles away as they were coming to the green. Teams are being told to cover up the cars up.
An hour later: NASCAR calls the drivers back to their cars. Lightning strikes again and they are forced to wave it off.
They try again but the rains return. The track is soaked and it will be at least a two hour delay to dry the track.
NASCAR has called the race!
Justin Haley takes the win! It’s his first career win, coming in his 3rd start.
View full Daytona International Speedway results below.
NASCAR Cup Series
July 7, 2019
Pos | Driver
1. Justin Haley
2. Michael McDowell
3. Landon Cassill
4. William Byron
5. JJ Yaley
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. Ty Dillon
8. Ryan Newman
9. Corey LaJoie
10. Aric Almirola
11. Bubba Wallace
12. Matt DiBenedetto
13. Kyle Busch
14. Matt Tifft
15. Paul Menard
16. Chris Buescher
17. Daniel Hemric
18. Kurt Busch
19. Kyle Larson
20. Alex Bowman
21. Brendan Gaughan
22. Martin Truex Jr
23. Erik Jones
24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
25. Denny Hamlin
26. Joey Gase
27. Joey Logano
28. BJ McLeod
29. Kevin Harvick
30. Ross Chastain
31. Parker Kligerman
32. Ryan Preece
33. Austin Dillon
34. Clint Bowyer
35. Chase Elliott
36. Ryan Blaney
37. Quin Houff
38. David Ragan
39. Brad Keselowski
40. Daniel Suarez