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Results - Gatorade Duel at Daytona 2

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Hamlin wins Toyota’s first Sprint Cup race.
Denny Hamlin won the first ever race for Toyota as he out muscled the field to win the second Gatorade Duel at Daytona.  Gibbs Racing teammate Tony Stewart finished second in the one - two sweep for Toyota.  Jeff Gordon finished third while Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin rounded out the top 5.

Dale Jarrett finished 9th and John Andretti 10th to race their way into the 500.

Jarrett, a three-time Daytona 500 winner and former NASCAR champion, stole the show in a green, white, checkered finish because just about everybody on the race track offered to help him clinch one of the two spots available to drivers out of the top 35 in points from last year. Jarrett's ninth-place finish made him the first of seven drivers trying to grab the two positions.

A long shot, Andretti makes the 500
Veteran John Andretti sped past David Reutimann on the last lap to grab the other spot. Reutimann joins Joe Nemechek as one of the two drivers earning spots in Sunday's 50th anniversary of the Great American Race.

A problem with a right front tire on Patrick Carpentier's Dodge ended his chances to make the race with three laps remaining.  Carpentier slammed into the wall coming out of turn two after holding down one of the two spots available in the race for the highest finishers not in NASCAR's top 35 points.

Dave Blaney also showed he is going to be a factor in the 500, running with the leaders before suffering engine problems.

Hamlin's win was the first for Toyota in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race

Four cars had to start from the rear in the second race, including Stewart, Gordon and Hamlin because of engine changes, and Franchitti, who missed driver introductions.

Shortly after the green flag, front row starter David Reutimann  joined the back of the pack after jumping the start. He received a pass through the pits penalty for crossing the start-finish before his teammate and pole-sitter Michael Waltrip. The pole-winner must cross the line first under NASCAR rules.

Waltrip led the first few laps with Blaney and Kenseth in tow. Kenseth took the lead on the 13th lap with Kasey Kahne on his bumper. Waltrip slipped to third.
     
On the 15th lap, Jacques Villeneuve lost control of his Toyota in turn four and slid up the track, collecting Stanton Barrett, Franchitti and Jamie McMurray in the process.

After a lengthy caution to clean up debris on the track, Kenseth took up where he left off before the caution flag, in front of the pack.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 5 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express PE 64 Running
2 8 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot PE 64 Running
3 6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont PE 64 Running
4 18 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser PE 64 Running
5 12 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army PE 64 Running
6 9 6 David Ragan Ford AAA PE 64 Running
7 21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil PE 64 Running
8 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M PE 64 Running
9 14 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS PE 64 Running
10 25 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Makoto PE 64 Running
11 20 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's PE 64 Running
12 2 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine PE 64 Running
13 1 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS PE 64 Running
14 17 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam PE 64 Running
15 10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT PE 64 Running
16 4 28 Travis Kvapil Ford K&N Filters PE 64 Running
17 13 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com PE 64 Running
18 22 49 Ken Schrader Dodge HealthLife.com PE 64 Running
19 7 10 Patrick Carpentier * Dodge Valvoline PE 57 Off Track
20 19 137 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty PE 43 Out of Race
21 3 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar PE 24 Out of Race
22 24 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility PE 16 Off Track
23 11 27 Jacques Villeneuve * Toyota Bill Davis Racing PE 14 Out of Race
24 16 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Cask No. PE 14 Out of Race
25 23 40 Dario Franchitti* Dodge Journey PE 14 Out of Race
26 150 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet NOS Energy Drink PE 14 Out of Race

Daytona 500 Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 187.075 48.109 Leader
2 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 186.734 48.197 -0.088
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard - - -
4 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express - - -
5 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target - - -
6 20 Tony Stewart Toyota The Home Depot - - -
7 12 Ryan Newman Dodge ALLTEL - - -
8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont - - -
9 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg's / CARQUEST - - -
10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser - - -
11 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot - - -
12 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army - - -
13 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker - - -
14 6 David Ragan Ford AAA - - -
15 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline - - -
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil - - -
17 187 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Furniture Row - - -
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M - - -
19 77 Sam Hornish Jr.* Dodge Mobil 1 - - -
20 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota UPS - - -
21 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet PEAK / Menards - - -
22 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Makoto - - -
23 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull - - -
24 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's - - -
25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker - - -
26 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Jim Beam - - -
27 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters - - -
28 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT - - -
29 01 Regan Smith* Chevrolet Principal Financial Group - - -
30 28 Travis Kvapil Ford K&N Filters - - -
31 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's - - -
32 38 David Gilliland Ford FreeCreditReport.com - - -
33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Chevrolet Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon - - -
34 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar - - -
35 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy - - -
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility - - -
37 96 J.J. Yeley Toyota DLP HDTV - - -
38 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Cask No. 16 - - -
39 45 Kyle Petty Dodge Wells Fargo - - -
40 40 Dario Franchitti* Dodge Dodge Journey - - -
41 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing - - -
42 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine - - -
43 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite Champion's Provisional

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