Snapshot: Coke Zero 400
July 05, 2014, Kenny Bruce, NASCAR.com
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What: 56th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola
Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
When: Sunday, July 6 (postponed from Saturday, July 5)
TV/Radio: TNT, MRN
Distance: 160 laps (400 miles)
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Pit Road Speed: 55mph
Caution Car Speed: 70 mph
Competition Caution: Lap 20
Fuel Window: 42 laps
Failed To Qualify
Joe Nemechek, RAB Racing No. 29 Toyota
Pole winner David Gilliland ended the longest streak between poles among active Sprint Cup drivers with his No. 1 qualifying position. He had made 259 starts since his last pole, which came in 2007.
Back To Back?
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will attempt to become only the sixth driver to sweep both Sprint Cup races at Daytona in a single season. Those having accomplished the feat are: Jimmie Johnson (2013), Bobby Allison (1982), LeeRoy Yarbrough (1969), Cale Yarborough (1968) and Fireball Roberts (1962).
Former Daytona Winners In Field
Jeff Gordon (6); Tony Stewart (4); Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson (3); Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick (2); Ryan Newman, David Ragan, Trevor Bayne, Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch (1).
Coming From Behind
Tony Stewart, a four-time winner of the July race at Daytona, holds the distinction of winning the race from deepest in the field. In 2012, he won despite starting 42nd.
Denny Hamlin won the series' most recent restrictor-plate race at Talladega Superspeedway, and the Joe Gibbs Racing driver finished second in the season-opening Daytona 500. Hamlin will start 37th.
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Joey Logano -- The young Team Penske driver is carving out another fantastic season in the No. 22 Ford. Logano rides into Daytona weekend seventh in the overall driver standings, and with two victories to this point in the season. The good racing should continue for Logano this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. He sports some good finishing stats at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. He's cracked the Top 10 in three of his last six Daytona races, and he's often seen racing with the leaders at the series' two monster ovals. Logano is poised to keep his Top 10 ways intact in the Coke Zero 400.