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Published on July 6th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Busch Wins Coke Zero 400, For Real

After a green-white-checker-finish that saw Jeff Gordon get spun and a mid-pack multi-car accident, NASCAR threw the caution flag, ending the Coke Zero 400 from Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR used scoring loops to determine that Kyle Busch was just inches in front of Carl Edwards when the caution came out, giving him his sixth win of the season.

Rounding out the top 5 were Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, and David Ragan.

Robby Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, and Mark Martin finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

Notables: Kevin Harvick (12th), Martin Truex Jr. (17th), Tony Stewart (20th), Jimmie Johnson (23rd), Denny Hamlin (26th), Jeff Gordon (30th), Jeff Burton (37th), and Greg Biffle (43rd).

Stewart was suffering from an illness and needed a relief driver. J.J. Yeley climbed into the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 on lap 72 and drove to the top 10 with less than four laps to go.

But, Yeley got collected in a series of late-race wrecks, and wound up finishing 20th. Stewart was given IVs before and after the race. It was reported that he was being treated for flu like symptoms.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

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