Tony Stewart Wins NASCAR Coke Zero 400

Tony Stewart narrowly avoided a massive pile up to record his third win of the season at the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 in Daytona. Stewart passed Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth to seal the win.

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Just 90 minutes before the green flag was scheduled to drop at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced that driver AJ Allmendinger was temporarily suspended for failing a drug test. Allmendinger was 23rd in the Sprint Cup Standings heading into Saturday night's race. The 31 year old was replaced by Sam Hornish Jr. While the race was under caution, Kasey Kahne forced Ryan Newman into Jeff Gordon on pit-road which sent Newman spinning into Brad Keselowski who was in his pit-stall. With seven laps to go Denny Hamlin got loose and triggered a massive wreck that included Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and several others. On the final lap there would be more fireworks as the field came to the finish line Tony Stewart charged past Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth while the rest of the field wrecked behind them. Stewart visited victory lane for the 18th time at Daytona, second only to the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. The victory was Smoke's third of the season.