XFINITY: Koch Wins Opening Soggy Stage At Daytona

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Blake Koch leads a pack of cars during Saturday’s XFINITY race at Daytona (Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo).

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla– After a wet and soggy start to the turned the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 into a two day affair, Blake Koch wins his first NASCAR XFINITY Series stage of the season at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

After rain on Friday rolled through the area, NASCAR postponed the race until Saturday afternoon.

Koch took the lead early in the race on Friday evening, he held onto the lead overnight and led the field back to green when racing resumed in the early afternoon Saturday.

The Kaulig Racing driver won his first stage of the season after a late race restart saw him take the top spot back from Ben Kennedy and Daniel Suarez.

Kennedy finishes the stage in second, with Brennan Poole in third. Daniel Hemric and current NXS points leader Elliott Sadler rounds out the rest of the top five.

Matt Tifft, Casey Mears, Jeb Burton, Ty Dillon and Tyler Reddick finishes out the rest of the top 10.

 

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