The Coke Zero 400 has come to an end at Daytona tonight. What a great race it was. Cars ran two by two for much of the race with a lot of action at the end of the race. We once again get a first time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with David Ragan getting redemption at Daytona with the win.
The race featured a long green flag run in the middle of the race. Teams had two green flag stops that were timed perfectly by all of the tandems that were running on the track.
Jeff Gordon survived the race tonight with a sixth place finish. If you were watching the race with a handful of laps to go, you would have never guessed that Gordon could have finished in the top ten. Gordon spun the car with around five laps to go in a pack of cars off of turn three. Gordon made one of the best saves you are going to see in NASCAR. Other drivers around Gordon as he spun made huge misses of Gordon’s car as well. Gordon then survived a huge a wreck in front of him on the first attempt of the green white checker. In the second green white checker attempt, Gordon hooked up with Kyle Busch and they moved toward the front. Busch finished fifth in the race.
With all the action on the track tonight we saw 25 different drivers lead the race with 58 lead changes. Caution flew six times for a total of 20 laps during the race. The race took 2:56:18 to cover 425 miles with the extra distance needed for the overtime attempts. The average speed of the race was 159.487 mph.
It was a fun time watching the race on TNT tonight and being back on Twitter. Thanks to everyone on Twitter who makes watching the race on TV a lot more fun. Look for us on Twitter @troublinturntwo.
We move on to Kentucky’s first ever Sprint Cup race next weekend. Should be a lot of fun, and we will have coverage next weekend. Happy Fourth of July!