2014 Daytona 500 Ford Finishes: Three in Top Ten
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This past weekend saw the inaugural race that signifies the start of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500. But Daytona has been anything but conventional this year.
Just a little over a week ago, a Chevy SS pace car—yes, pace car—caught fire, causing a caution for the car meant to head cautions itself. And now yesterday, the Daytona 500 saw a record-setting delay of 6 hours and 22 minutes because of rain, as well as a tornado warning. The race was delayed for so long, in fact, that Fox aired last year’s Daytona 500 while fans at home waited, which led to quite of a mix up on the internet, in which a good deal of people believed Jimmie Johnson won the race yet again. (Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on to win once the race recommenced.)
It was actually a big race weekend for Earnhardt fans. Not only did “Little E” take first place, but as the No. 3 car made its return to NASCAR over a decade after race legend, Dale Earnhardt, perished during the Daytona 500, its driver, Austin Dillon, claimed the poll position during qualifying.
Ford was eager to promote its own victories at the 2014 Daytona 500. Below are listed the 2014 Daytona 500 Ford finishes, three of which are in the top ten.
3rd: Brad Keselowski
7th: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
8th: Greg Biffle
11th: Joey Logano
17th: Carl Edwards
18th: Marcos Ambrose
33rd: Trevor Bayne
34th: David Ragan
36th: David Gilliland
39th: Aric Almirola
Brad Keselowski, who finished third in the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion, commented, “We had a really fast Miller Lite Ford and just came up a little short there at the end. We had a good restart but didn’t get any help from behind. I was really proud of my car and team to be able to hold fourth with no help. Dale and his teammates were really fast and they did a good job executing at the end. Congratulations to him.”
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