Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kenseth and Stewart Win Daytona Gatorades

Matt Kenseth captured Roush's first Gatordae win, paid 15/1 (Getty) 
This marks the third time a Ford driver has won a Gatorade Duel qualifying race that has been a 150-mile event. Elliott Sadler (2006) and Kasey Kahne (2010) are the others.

· Ford has now won 22 all-time Daytona qualifying races.
· Bill Elliott holds the Ford Racing record for most Daytona qualifying race wins with four (1985, ’86, ’92, 2000)
· This marks the first Daytona qualifying race victory for car owner Jack Roush

MATT KENSETH: GIVE US A RUNDOWN ON THE MOVE YOU PUT ON YOUR TEAMMATE FOR THE WIN. “We just had a big run there. Jimmie Johnson gave me a huge push there and that really worked nice for me the whole race there. Without that push it would have never gotten done. Greg (Biffle) lost his drafting partner. We were able to separate him and the 78 and we had such a huge run that Greg was kind of a sitting duck. I was going so fast with Jimmie’s push that we were able to make it past."

Gatorade Duel 2 Results

Stewart Wins 17th Daytona Race 
Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade race and paid out at 6/1 (Getty)
Tony Stewart is familiar with the way to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway. The three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion picked up his 17 victory at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway with a win in today’s Gatorade Duel at Daytona Race No. 1.

The win puts the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet second on the all-time list of winners at Daytona. He led three times for a total of 21 laps in the 60-lap race to set the field for the 54th running of the Daytona 500

TONY STEWART: DO YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT TRYING TO CAPTURE THE DAYTONA 500 NOW: "Yeah, it really does. We just had a great race car. We had a great race car since we got here, especially when I messed up the car for Shootout, all three teams dug in together and got us a car put back together that almost won the Shootout the other night was a testimony to how hard this organization has worked.

Gatordae Duel 1 Results

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