The 4th of July weekend was full of fun, celebration, and crashes? Yes, crashes. The Annual Coke Zero 400 race took place Saturday, July 2nd in Daytona, Florida at the International speedway. Taking home, the victory for the Coke Zero 400 was the Talladega winner, Brad Keselowski. Keselowski led 115 of 161 laps to add to his winning record and has been having a charting season, winning his second straight restrictor-plate race, as well as, his third overall race of the season so far.
Keselowski said at his post-race interview, “we changed our overall approach in these past few races. I couldn’t have gotten this one without Joey Logano, he was pressing hard out there and was a huge help as a teammate on the track”. Brad also mentioned that he as well as his team had a “huge and solid” restart at the race that played into the win also. Aside from the exciting season Keselowski and the Penske team is having, the 400 had a major crash at the brim of the halfway point. 22 cars racked up in this crash, which took out some of the projected top contenders of the 400, such as, Dale Earnheart Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Jimmie Johnson. Jamie McMurry was a main trigger in the race after getting a small breakaway and hitting teammate, Kyle Larson.
The Penske team went into this race predicting the Busch brothers to be their biggest competition, but that is where teammate Joey Lognao and 2015 Daytona 500 winner, came into play. Logano cause Kurt Busch to spin out after contact with his car, pushing Kurt to finish 23rd in the 400. Kyle Busch still managed to come in second place, Trevor Bayne in third, and Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. complete the top five.
Head over to Floridanationalnews.com for the extension coverage of the Coke Zero 400. The following coverage of The next Nascar race, The Quaker State 400, will take place this coming weekend July 9th, in Sparta, Kentucky at the Kentucky Speedway.
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