NASCAR Daytona International Speedway Results: David Ragan Finds Redemption For Daytona 500 Flap

Roush Fenway Racing's David Ragan opened the door for Trevor Bayne in February's Daytona 500 when a late-race penalty for changing lanes before the restart ruined the young driver's dreams. But on Saturday night, Ragan was able to make up for the mistake by scoring his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 

Running strong throughout the night and surviving two green-white-checkered restarts, Ragan was able to use a strong push from teammate Matt Kenseth to pull ahead of the rest of the field as they wrecked behind him, resulting in a much-needed victory.  

"I can't thank my spotter, my crew chief, my team enough," Ragan said in Victory Lane. "They really humbled me and kept me focused. Matt (Kenseth) pushed me to the finish line. The Roush-Yates horsepower was great, Doug and Robert Yates back at the house, thanks for all the help."

Ragan has had his critics over the years, but this season he and crew chief Drew Blickensderfer have proven to be fast week-in and week-out. Saturday they were able to seal the deal and find Victory Lane. 

"I wasn't ready (for the Sprint Cup Series) a few years ago and Jack Roush gave me a chance; this was all we needed," he said. "We've been so close so many times and finally we're here."

Here are the NASCAR results from Daytona International Speedway:

  1. David Ragan
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Kasey Kahne
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Paul Menard
  9. Juan Pablo Montoya
  10. AJ Allmendinger
  11. Tony Stewart
  12. Brian Vickers
  13. Denny Hamlin
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Brad Keselowski
  16. David Gilliland
  17. Marcos Ambrose
  18. Greg Biffle 
  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
  20. Jimmie Johnson
  21. Jeff Burton
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Ryan Newman
  24. Regan Smith
  25. David Reutimann
  26. Landon Cassill
  27. Andy Lally
  28. Terry Labonte
  29. Joe Nemechek
  30. Travis Kvapil
  31. Bobby Labonte
  32. Casey Mears
  33. Mark Martin
  34. Robby Gordon
  35. Martin Truex Jr. 
  36. Clint Bowyer
  37. Carl Edwards
  38. Geoffrey Bodine
  39. Dave Blaney
  40. Mike Skinner
  41. Trevor Bayne
  42. Michael McDowell
  43. Kevin Conway
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