Published on February 14th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith0
Stewart Wins Camping World 300
Tony Stewart, driving for Hendrick Motorsports in the Hendrickcars.com No. 80 Chevy, won the Nationwide Series’ Camping World 300 from Daytona International Speedway.
Stewart held off a hard-charging Kyle Busch, who got him lose in Turn 4. Stewart went up the race track, but managed to hold off Busch, who then got passed by Carl Edwards.
Stewart, Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Busch, and Greg Biffle finished first through fourth, respectively.
Brian Vickers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , David Ragan, Jason Keller, and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Kevin Harvick (11th), David Reutimann (12th), Joey Logano (13th), Kenny Wallace (17th), Brad Keselowski (23rd), Michael Waltrip (24th), and Steve Wallace (42nd).
Keselowski had a car capable of winning and was contending for the lead in the later stages of the race. He got loose coming out of the corner and over corrected, hitting the outside wall and causing significant right-side damage. About a half of a lap later, his right side tire went down, sending him into the outside wall again, effectively ending his chances of winning.