Kurt Busch survived a crash-filled race to win 59th Annual Daytona 500. It was his "Great American Race" win of his career.

Busch best finish prior to Sunday was second on three separate occasions. Busch made the pass for the lead when then leader Kyle Larson ran out of fuel on the final lap. Several other front runners ran out gas late including CHase Elliott, who led 30 laps.


Ryan Blaney finished second posting his first top-10 finish in four races at Daytona International Speedway.

AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, and Paul Menard rounded out he top five.

The crash bug bit several of the sport's top names preventing them from making it to the end. Drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Busch were all knocked out in early to mid-race wrecks.

Landon Cassill was the highest finishing Iowa driver coming home in 16th. Joey Gase ended the day in 23rd.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 1
Unofficial Race Results for the 59Th Annual Daytona 500 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 500 Miles

1. Kurt Busch - Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford
2. Ryan Blaney- Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford
3. AJ Allmendinger - Kroger Click List Chevrolet
4. Aric Almirola - Smithfield Foods Ford
5. Paul Menard - Menards/Peak Chevrolet
6. Joey Logano - Shell Pennzoil Ford
7. Kasey Kahne - Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
8. Michael Waltrip - Aaron's Toyota
9. Matt DiBenedetto - EJ Wade Construction Ford
10. Trevor Bayne - AdvoCare Ford
11. Brendan Gaughan(i) - Beard Oil Distributing Chevrolet
12. Kyle Larson - Target Chevrolet
13. Martin Truex Jr.- Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota
14. Chase Elliott - NAPA Chevrolet
15. Michael McDowell - K-Love Radio Chevrolet
16. Landon Cassill - Love's Ford
17. Denny Hamlin - FedEx Express Toyota
18. Cole Whitt - Florida Lottery Ford
19. Austin Dillon - DOW Chevrolet
20. Elliott Sadler(i) - Golden Corral Chevrolet
21. Ryan Newman - Caterpillar Chevrolet
22. Kevin Harvick - Jimmy John's Ford
23. Joey Gase(i) - Best Home Furnishings Toyota
24. Corey LaJoie - Dustless Blasting Toyota
25. David Ragan - Camping World Ford
26. Jeffrey Earnhardt - Little Joes Autos/Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet
27. Brad Keselowski - Miller Lite Ford
28. Jamie McMurray - Cessna McDonald's Chevrolet
29. Daniel Suarez # - ARRIS Toyota
30. Ty Dillon # - GEICO Chevrolet
31. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - Fastenal Ford
32. Clint Bowyer - Mobil 1 Ford
33. Danica Patrick - Aspen Dental Ford
34. Jimmie Johnson - Lowe's Chevrolet
35. Chris Buescher - Cottonelle Mega Roll Chevrolet
36. DJ Kennington - Lordco/Castrol Toyota
37. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Nationwide Chevrolet
38. Kyle Busch - M&M's Toyota
39. Erik Jones # - 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota
40. Matt Kenseth - DeWalt Toyota

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Mar. 5, 2017 - Atlanta Motor Speedway

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