NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Preview

by Dirty on July 3, 2010

NASCAR Coke Zero 400 from Daytona The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will head to Daytona International Speedway for their next race, the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night.

Jimmie Johnson visited victory lane for the second straight race over the weekend, winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch followed Johnson across the finish line at that event, while Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick rounded out the Top 5. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, and A.J. Allmendinger also picked up Top-10 results.

Harvick’s lead over Johnson in the driver standings is now down to 105 points. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Gordon, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Stewart, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, and Carl Edwards are also above the Chase cutoff line.

Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 to start the season, while Stewart and Kenseth visited victory lane at the Daytona events in 2009. Stewart has three Cup wins at Daytona in his career, while McMurray has won there twice.

Gordon is the active leader in Cup wins at Daytona with six, most recently in 2005, while Earnhardt Jr. has two. Johnson, Kyle Busch, Biffle, Harvick, Newman, and Burton each have one victory on the track.

After racing at Daytona the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will move on to Chicagoland Speedway for July 10’s 400. The month’s calendar then concludes with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25.

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