Jones wins night race at Daytona

Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott

Jones passed Martin Truex Jr. with about a lap remaining after one of several earlier wrecks denied Truex from what looked like a sure victory.

Jones earns 1st career Cup win at DaytonaAP Photo DBR206, DBR207, DBR204, DBR114, DBR112, DBR105Eds: With AP Photos. Ryan Blaney and Darrell Wallace Jr. fired back at Saunders, saying the 20-somethings were trying their best to win.

Even worse, Stenhouse was right at the center of the night's two biggest wrecks, including one early on that involved a number of top cars.

The win for Jones, 22, was a landmark moment for the Michigan-born driver, as he broke through to claim the victory in his first season and 57th start with Joe Gibbs racing. That saw a couple of questionable moves made by one driver that caused to big wrecks that knocked out many of NASCAR's major drivers.

After winning the first two stages, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was involved in three accidents, with Kyle Larson with 37 laps to go, a single-car spin with 11 laps to go and the wreck on the first overtime restart. "He's a good kid".

Shortly before that wreck on the initial would-be final lap, Kahne and Kevin Harvick were side-by-side with six laps to go when another wreck caused a significant delay with cars spread around the infield. "I think 13th will be an okay starting spot". So happy for him, happy for his family and his fans. Both JTG-Daugherty Racing cars finished in the top-five for the first time and it was the third straight race at Daytona that both finished in the top 10...

Chevrolet extended its winless streak to 18 races, its longest since a 31-race drought in 1981-82.

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Austin Dillon gave Chevy its lone win of the season at the season-opening Daytona 500. It's been a tradition for each Daytona 500 champ since 1996.

"For them to get it here at a really big race was cool to see".

"He got hit from behind, so I didn't get hit anywhere", Byron said. "He just told me some pretty cool things, so it was cool hanging out with him because I've always been a great fan of him".

Daniels is believed to be the first female black crew member to compete in a NASCAR national series event.

Regarding Saturday night's race Truex said, "You have to be as aggressive as you can to stay up front".

"Everybody blocks as much as that, so I don't see any difference in it".

O'Leary and Daniels, roommates in North Carolina, are the fifth and sixth female NASCAR Drive for Diversity crew members to reach the Cup series.

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