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Daytona Recap and Notes from ESPN Research

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona

- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2nd win in last 8 Cup Series races; winless in his first 157 races

- Stenhouse Jr.: 5th driver with multiple wins this season

- 3rd straight year a driver has won multiple plate restrictor-plate races in a season (2015: Dale Earnhardt Jr.; 2016: Brad Keselowski)

- Stenhouse Jr.: 126th driver in series history with multiple wins

- Stenhouse Jr.: 1st Roush Fenway Racing driver with multiple wins in a season since Carl Edwards in 2014

- Clint Bowyer: finished 2nd; 6th runner-up finish since last win in October 2012

- Bowyer: 4th top-5 finish this season; had 2 in last 2 seasons combined

- Michael McDowell: finished 4th; first top-5 finish in 230 career Cup Series races

- Daniel Suárez: finished 17th; led 11 laps (had led 1 in 16 career Cup Series starts entering race)

- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: finished 32nd in last race at Daytona before retirement

- Earnhardt Jr.: winless in 14 career starts when winning pole

- Earnhardt Jr.: was 2 laps down after flat tire; raced back into top 10 before getting involved in wreck

- Earnhardt Jr.: finished outside top 20 in 4 Daytona races over last 2 seasons (31.5 Avg finish in those races)

- Stage 1 winner Brad Keselowski finished 31st; Stage 2 winner Matt Kenseth finished 27th

- 14 cautions were 2nd-most ever in a Cup Series race at Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - NASCAR Cup Series Career
1st 157 Races Last 8 Races
Wins 0 2
Top 10 pct 13.4 37.5
Laps led 44 39

Dale Earnhardt Jr. At Daytona - Since 2012
2012-15 2016-17
Races 8 4
Best finish >>1st 21st
Avg finish 5.8 31.5
DNF 0 3
>>2 wins (including in July 2015)

--- ESPN Stats & Research ---