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Wrap-up

Wrap-up: Daytona

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Daytona International Speedway hosted all three season openers for the NASCAR top series this past week. On Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 was held at the track. On Saturday, the XFINITY Series featured the Alert Today Florida 300. The Sprint Cup series opened the 2015 season on Sunday with the Daytona 500. The results on the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials:
Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Daytona 500 with a lap of 44.711 seconds, 201.293 mph. This is the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS driver's 78th pole in 762 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. It is his fourth pole in 45 races at Daytona International Speedway. Gordon led the most laps (87 of 203 run) but was involved in a wreck during the last lap of the Green-White-Checker finish and finished 33rd.
Did Not Qualify: No. 7 Alex Bowman, No. 26 Jeb Burton, No. 29 Justin Marks, No. 30 Ron Hornaday Jr., No. 62 Brian Scott and No. 98 Josh Wise.
Winner: Joey Logano won the Daytona 500, his ninth victory in 221 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion driver's first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 14 races at Daytona. This is Team Penske and car owner Roger Penske's second Daytona 500 victory, his first was in 2008 with driver Ryan Newman.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Jeff Gordon, #24, 201.293 mph (POLE, 33rd, 36th)
3M Lap Leader: Jeff Gordon, #24, 87 Laps
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Bobby Labonte, #32 (43rd, 24th, 21st)
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Michael Annett, #46, 16 positions (27th, 13th, 13th)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Roush-Yates Engines, Logano-#22 (5th, WINNER, LEADER)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4 (11th, 2nd, 2nd)
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver: Casey Mears, #13, 0.112 seconds (41st, 6th, 6th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards, #19 (6th, 23rd, 20th)

Standings: Joey Logano leads the point standings by 5 points over Kevin Harvick.
Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Joey Logano
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Jimmie Johnson
6. Casey Mears
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Martin Truex Jr.
9. Kasey Kahne
10. Greg Biffle
11. David Gilliland
12. Sam Hornish Jr.
13. Michael Annett
14. Austin Dillon
15. Aric Almirola
16. David Ragan

Next:  QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500, Sunday, March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, GA)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series
Time Trials: 
Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Alert Today Florida 300 with a lap of 47.306 seconds, 190.251 mph. This is the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro driver's 11th pole in 79 NXS races. This is his second pole in five NXS races at Daytona.
Did Not Qualify: No. 87 Joe Nemechek, No. 19 Scott Lagasse Jr., No. 85 Bobby Gerhart, No. 17 Tanner Berryhill, No. 0 Harrison Rhodes, No. 70 Derrike Cope and No. 15 Carlos Contreras.
Winner: Ryan Reed won the Alert Today Florida 300, his first victory in 40 NXS races. This is the No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang driver's second top-10 finish in three races at Daytona. He leads the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings by four points over Chris Buescher. Reed also won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch, #54, 27 Laps (32nd, 26th(Accident), NE)
Coors Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #33 190.251 mph (POLE, 4th, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, #33
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ryan Reed, #16 (8th, WINNER, LEADER)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Ryan Reed leads the point standings by 4 points over Chris Buescher.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Ryan Reed
2. Chris Buescher
3. Ty Dillon
4. David Starr
5. Ross Chastain
6. Dakoda Armstrong
7. Darrell Wallace Jr.
8. Jeremy Clements
9. Mario Gosselin
10. Jeffrey Earnhardt

Next:  Hisense 250, Saturday, February 28 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, GA)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
XFINITY Series regular Ty Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 with a lap of 47.676 seconds, 188.774 mph. This is the No. 33 Rheem/Gemaire Chevrolet Silverado driver's fifth pole in 50 NCWTS races. This is his first pole in three races at Daytona. Dillon led 37 laps and finished the race in 11th place.
Did Not Qualify: No. 15 Mason Mingus, No. 63 Justin Jennings, No. 50 Cody Ware, No. 68 Clay Greenfield and No. 74 Jordan Anderson
Winner: Tyler Reddick won the NextEra Energy Resources 250, his first victory in 18 NCWTS races. This is the No. 19 DrawTite Ford F-150 driver's first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light Pole Award: Ty Dillon, #33, 188.774 mph (POLE, 11th, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Roush Yates Engines, Reddick’s #19 (3rd, WINNER, LEADER)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Erik Jones, #4 (7th, 2nd, 2nd)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #4
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 6 points over Erik Jones.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Tyler Reddick
2. Erik Jones
3. Austin Theriault
4. Ray Black Jr.
5. Bryan Silas
6. Matt Crafton
7. Johnny Sauter
8. Korbin Forrister
9. Tyler Young
10. Norm Benning

Next: Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, Saturday, February 28 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Hampton, GA)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
February 14, Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Grant Enfinger  -   Pole: Mark Thompson  -   Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: March 14, ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile (AL) International Speedway
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
February 15, Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150 at Daytona International Speedway
Winner: Austin Hill  -   Pole: Austin Hill -  Points Leader: Austin Hill
Next: April 4 at Greenville Pickens Speedway (Easley, SC)

K&N Pro Series-West
2014 NKNPS-West Champion: Greg Pursley
2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: James Bickford
Season Premier: March 28, K & N Pro Series-West 150 at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA)

Canadian Tire Series
2014 Canadian Tire Series Champion: L.P. Dumoulin
2014 Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year: Matthew Scannell
Season Premier: May 17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour
2014 NWMT Champion: Doug Coby
2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Timmy Solomito
Season Premier: April 12, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
2014 NWSMT Champion: Andy Seuss
2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Spencer Davis
Season Premier: March 14 at Caraway Speedway (Sophia, NC)

Mexico Series
2014 NMS Champion: Abraham Calderon
Season Premier: March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway (Avondale, AZ)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.