NASCAR Daytona Results 2012: Bad Day For Bay Area Racing

Sunday was a wild day for NASCAR, and a wilder day for Bay Area drivers in particular. AJ Allmendinger failed a pre-race substance abuse test and was pulled from the race. Penske Racing replaced Allmendinger with Sam Hornish Jr. in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

As if that weren't enough, Jeff Burton was running well until being involved in a big wreck on Lap 153 of 160. Denny Hamlin was responsible for the crash and Gordon was unable to finish any better than 12th place. Time is running out for Gordon to hope to make the cutoff for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Tony Stewart took the checkered flag for his third win of the season, edging out points leader Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle. Stewart crossed the finish line ahead of one final big wreck out of Turn 4 on the final lap.

Here are the results from Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway:

  1. Tony Stewart
  2. Jeff Burton
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Ryan Newman
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Michael Waltrip
  10. Bobby Labonte
  11. David Reutimann
  12. Jeff Gordon
  13. Jamie McMurray
  14. Paul Menard
  15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  16. Travis Kvapil
  17. Martin Truex Jr.
  18. Casey Mears
  19. Aric Almirola
  20. Terry Labonte
  21. Greg Biffle
  22. Dave Blaney
  23. Kevin Harvick
  24. Kyle Busch
  25. Denny Hamlin
  26. David Ragan
  27. Trevor Bayne
  28. Juan Pablo Montoya
  29. Clint Bowyer
  30. Marcos Ambrose
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Landon Cassill
  33. Sam Hornish Jr. (subbed for suspended AJ Allmendinger)
  34. Regan Smith
  35. Kurt Busch
  36. Jimmie Johnson
  37. Bill Elliott
  38. Josh Wise
  39. David Stremme
  40. JJ Yeley
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Stephen Leicht
  43. Michael McDowell

For all news and information regarding the 2012 Sprint Cup Series, please visit NASCAR Ranting & Raving or check out SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR hub.

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