In a wild race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Jeff Gordon took home the win in thrilling fashion at the Drive4COPD 300, edging out Clint Bowyer at the wire. Joey Lagano made a hard charge on the white flag lap, but pushed just a bit too much, hitting the wall just before the finish. Using the two-man draft that’s become prevalent this week at Daytona, Tony Stewart and Landon Cassill took advantage of Lagano’s misstep, shooting towards the front as they hauled-in Bowyer from behind.
With room on the track running out, Stewart made his move at the last possible moment, just barely nudging by Bowyer at the wire. Stewart took home the race by fractions of a second in a photo finish as the timing of his move was impeccable. Bowyer finished second, Cassill was third and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who linked up with Bowyer to create some separation from the pack, finished fourth.
Enumclaw’s Kasey Kahne just missed the top-10, finishing in 11th. In her first Nationwide Series start, Danica Patrick, of Indy car fame, finished 14th, one lap off the pace. Logano finished 12th after his last-lap fiasco.
The full results of the Nationwide Series race at Daytona can be found here. The event serves as an appetizer for Sunday’s main course: The Daytona 500.
For more on the races, check out our Daytona 500 StoryStream.