Recap trackside updates from Friday night's 250-miler
10:05 p.m. ET: That's a wrap for tonight's Minute-by-Minute coverage from Daytona International Speedway. Check in for Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
We'll leave you with one last shot from pro shutterbug Harold Hinson.
9:58 p.m. ET: Looks like career Nationwide win No. 27 for Matt Kenseth has another veteran's attention (Hint: they're now both sixth on the series' all-time win list):
9:53 p.m. ET: The Dash4Cash field among Nationwide Series regulars for the next race at New Hampshire is set:
9:49 p.m. ET: And it's a clean sweep for JGR as Elliott Sadler secures the Dash4Cash bonus of $100,000 from Nationwide Insurance with his third-place finish.
9:48 p.m. ET: Matt Kenseth brings it home first as -- amazingly -- the field from third on back crosses the stripe cleanly.
9:46 p.m. ET: Kenseth and Buescher take the white flag 1-2 with a tangle behind them. A.Dillon drops from 2nd to 21st.
9:43 p.m. ET: Restart waved off because of discrepancies in the lineup -- they're still trying to get the running order set. One extra caution lap forces the event to a first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish.
9:41 p.m. ET: Red flag is lifted. One to go at the start-finish line; field will restart with 2 laps left.
9:37 p.m. ET: Good news after Travis Pastrana winced from a hard hit in turn 4. @Pastranat60Team: "Pastrana treated and released from infield care."
9:29 p.m. ET: Travis Pastrana among those involved. He exits his car with an "aw, shucks" gesture to the crowd.
@ESPNNASCAR: "Jason White gets back on his feet after a hard hit. Pastrana out of his car as well, frustration evident on his face."
9:28 p.m. ET: Multi-car crash in Turn 4 with four laps left. Officials stop the field on the backstraight for clean-up.
9:25 p.m. ET: Final restart shaping up to be a mess behind the lead few tandems.
9:21 p.m. ET: Trevor Bayne among several drivers cutting their cars on and off to save fuel. Brian Vickers, scored as the last car on the lead lap, pits to clean off the grill from his trip through the backstretch grass.
9:18 p.m. ET: 11 laps to go, and the caution flies for Mike Wallace's stalled No. 01 car.
9:15 p.m. ET: Matt Kenseth gets a push from James Buescher and the pair sits 1-2 on the leaderboard. Both are former Nationwide Series winners at Daytona.
9:10 p.m. ET: Right after the restart, Brian Vickers takes a backstretch grass excursion. No caution.
9:03 p.m. ET: Logano-Hornish, the pair of Penske drivers, reverse positions and leave pit road 1-2. A familiar order:
8:59 p.m. ET: Pit road remains closed as clean-up continues near the pit entrance. A hint at the strategy?
@RCRracing: "2nd caution flies for fluid on track, pit road still closed while they put down speedy dry. Look for two tire and fuel only stops here."
8:55 p.m. ET: Reed Sorenson's engine expires, dropping fluid in turn 3 to bring out the race's second caution. Not everyone is thrilled at the field's chance to pit under yellow ...
8:53 p.m. ET: With 31 laps to go, if the race ended right now, the Nationwide Series standings would be in a dead heat with Regan Smith and Sam Hornish Jr.
8:49 p.m. ET: Penske's Fords still stout at the front of the pack, but as @JoeGibbsRacing points out: "The Busch brothers, or should I say Cole & Rowdy are now in tandem and going to the front! #NASCAR"
8:43 p.m ET: How that restart looked from the lens of former Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.:
8:37 p.m. ET: Halfway point. Sam Hornish Jr. hits pit road first, leaves pit road first, but ...
8:33 p.m. ET: First caution period of the night, for debris, should shake up the complexion of the race and provide an intense restart.
8:30 p.m. ET: The champ weighs in on the brand of Nationwide Series racing on restrictor plate tracks:
8:24 p.m. ET: Pit stops shake out the field:
@JRMotorsports: "20/7 combo back to the lead after pit stops. Closing on halfway."
@HeftyReynolds14: "Pitting without help hurt us."
8:20 p.m. ET: Green flag pit stops starting now en masse:
8:15 p.m. ET: Field settling in on this initial green-flag run:
8:11 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch pushing water hard, right after he radio-ed crew "I'm dropping the hammer!"
8:09 p.m. ET: Other cars dropping to the tail end of the pack early on:
8:04 p.m. ET: Roger Penske's Fords showing strength early on:
8:00 p.m. ET: Strategy already coming into play for a front-row starter:
7:57 p.m. ET: Nationwide drivers eligible for the #Dash4Cash $100,000 bonus riding with blue spoilers this evening.
7:52 p.m. ET: Subway Firecracker 250 is under way. Four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon recommends tuning in:
7:49 p.m. ET: Gentlemen, start your "Days of Thunder" references. According to @dcaraviello: "Spotter Steve Barkdoll is referring to Kurt Busch as 'Cole' over the radio."
7:45 p.m. ET: One more lap under the yellow flag before the start. Deals already being made for on-track partnerships in the spotters' stand.
7:36 p.m. ET: Pre-race ceremonies are complete. Here's the view where @MRNRadio's Mike Bagley will be calling the action on the backstretch:
7:25 p.m. ET: Looks like one of our Sprint Cup regulars is watching tonight with a spotter's-eye vantage point. From @jpmontoya:
7:01 p.m. ET: Race coverage has begun on ESPN and MRN as we prep for driver introductions.
6:56 p.m. ET: Tonight, tune in for Nationwide Series Race Buddy for bonus coverage with more camera views, in-cars, chat and more.
6:37 p.m. ET: The pole-winning car is pushed back to the Sprint Cup garage. From @NASCAR_TNT:
6:26 p.m. ET: Before we get going with the Nationwide Series, tune in for Press Pass live streaming video for post-qualifying news conferences. The media await Coors Light Pole Award winner Kyle Busch, who will take questions shortly.
6:20 p.m. ET: Welcome to Minute-by-Minute coverage of tonight's Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Daytona International Speedway. We'll keep you posted with the best from social media and around the Internet for the duration.