Stewart Finally Wins in Daytona

Tony Stewart has finally taken a win at Daytona, after dominating the Pepsi 400 from start to flag

Stewart Finally Wins in Daytona

Stewart, who has a total of 14 NASCAR race starts in the hallowed Daytona International Speedway, has never won on the circuit before, but this time he managed to break the duck - and also break a series record, by leading the most number of laps in a single race.

The 2002 series champion lead 151 of the 160 laps, in a race that was delayed due to rain and finished at 2:00am local time. This was Stewart's second consecutive Nextel Cup win and he now moves to third in the points standing.

Behind Stewart, Jamie McMurray came in a close second, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in third, Rusty Wallace in fourth, and Dale Jarrett in fifth.

Sixth place finisher Jimmie Johnson moved into the points lead, ousting Greg Biffle from the top of the standings after the latter retired halfway through the race with a badly damaged car from a heavy crash with Michael Waltrip.

Biffle was classifed 36th, moving him to second in the points standing.

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 160 2. Jamie McMurray Dodge 160 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 160 4. Rusty Wallace Dodge 160 5. Dale Jarrett Ford 160 6. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 7. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 8. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 160 9. Matt Kenseth Ford 160 10. Ken Schrader Dodge 160 11. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 160 12. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 160 13. Ricky Rudd Ford 160 14. Ryan Newman Dodge 160 15. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 160 16. Kasey Kahne Dodge 160 17. Johnny Sauter Dodge 160 18. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 160 19. Kyle Petty Dodge 160 20. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 160 21. Elliott Sadler Ford 160 22. Sterling Marlin Dodge 160 23. Travis Kvapil Dodge 160 24. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 160 25. Kevin Lepage Dodge 160 26. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 160 27. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 159 28. Boris Said Chevrolet 159 29. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 158 30. Hermie Sadler Chevrolet 156 31. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 146 32. Scott Wimmer Dodge 146 33. Carl Edwards Ford 146 34. Jeff Green Dodge 141 35. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 134 36. Greg Biffle Ford 129 37. Kurt Busch Ford 102 38. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 101 39. Mark Martin Ford 88 40. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 87 41. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 64 42. Kerry Earnhardt Chevrolet 53 43. Casey Mears Dodge 35 
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