Coke Zero 400 Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor With Brad Keselowski’s dominant win at Daytona in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 and his Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano, coming home fourth, team owner Roger Penske had nothing but good things to say about the duo that has combined for four wins on the season. Keselowski proved he would be a threat for the win at Daytona early on, taking the lead for the first time on lap nine and staying in the lead for 115 of the 161 laps in the race. TheRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Every year it becomes harder and harder to believe, but after another solid effort Saturday night, Kurt Busch still hasn’t won a race at a restrictor plate race. Busch started the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona from the 10th position, but he quickly asserted himself as a contender for the win. He knifed his way to the top-five early and would stay there virtually all night long. As Brad Keselowski dominated the night, Busch methodically held put in the top-five and just bided his time.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski had an excellent solution for the massive wrecks that scrambled the finishing order of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. He stayed ahead of all of them. Leading 115 of 161 laps in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford, Keselowski sped away from his pursuers after a restart in overtime and posted his third victory of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in thoroughly convincing fashion. The victory was Keselowski’s first at Daytona andRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona was an unusually mellow restrictor plate race, until it wasn’t. On lap 89, all hell broke loose when Jamie McMurray received a tap from Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet. McMurray broke loose and spun into an entire field of drivers going 200-miles-per-hour. In all, 19 drivers couldn’t avoid piling into what turned out to be ‘the big one.’ The big one in Daytona. #CokeZero400 — NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 3, 2016 Among those involved were several driversRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega, there is always a chance that a driver might get caught up in a crash that ends their night prematurely and for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series rookie class, that is exactly what happened in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. Throughout the first 89 laps of the race, three of the four rookies (Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, and Chris Buescher) had made their way through the field intoRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor If you would have told me at the beginning of the season, that Trevor Bayne would be the breakout driver of the year, I would have called your bluff. However 17 races into the 2016 season, Bayne is turning heads as he continues to bust out great finishes. That trend continued in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. Bayne, who has had decent qualifying runs all season long, had another one this week when he nabbed the 13th-place starting spot for this race. BayneRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Greg Biffle came out of nowhere. Winless since 2013 and without a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole since the fall Charlotte race in 2012, the driver of the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford scorched Daytona International Speedway on Friday to claim the top starting spot for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 (at 7:45 p.m. ET on NBC). In the second and final round of knockout qualifying, Biffle toured the 2.5-mile restrictor-plate track in 46.643 seconds (192.955 mph) to wrestleRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Ultimately, it means very little, but with a lap of 199.349 mph Brian Scott paced Friday morning’s final practice session for the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night. Scott, who drives for Richard Petty Motorsports, has had a lackluster rookie season, so perhaps leading the speed charts in the drafting session can provide a confidence boost that will lead to results on the track. Scott enters this weekend 30th in the championship standings, and he has yet to record a top-10 finish through 16 starts.Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor With less than 10 minutes remaining in final practice for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, Kyle Busch had a severe impact. The right rear tire on Busch’s No. 18 Toyota blew causing him to veer right, head on into the wall. The hit was into a SAFER barrier, but it did catastrophic damage to the car. Luckily Busch walked away unscathed. NASCAR Tweeted footage of the accident: Here’s why we’re under red. #CokeZero400 — NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 1, 2016 Busch, who wonRead More
SHOW #417 – Guest: Chase Elliott – We recap the amazing finish from Sonoma, hear from Tony Stewart in rare form, back to NBC, Danica officiates GoCarts, the Townley Vs. Gallagher smackdown, the latest on Matt Tifft, and a full Daytona preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to ourRead More