Keselowski wins crash-filled Coke Zero 400


Brad Keselowski avoided the drama on Saturday to win a crash-filled Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.

The number two driver led 115 of the scheduled 160 laps, fending off a late challenge from brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch. 

It was Keselowski's first win at Daytona International Speedway, having never finished in the top five in seven previous starts at the famous track. 

"This is Daytona, this is huge," Keselowski said after second win of the season. "I love this place...but it's been a pain in the you know what."

Kyle Busch and Trevor Bayne completed the podium, while Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top five.

Kurt Busch, who crashed out of second place on the fateful final lap attempting to chase down Keselowski, has the longest drought at Daytona among active drivers, with 31 starts without a win.

Tony Stewart, fresh off an inspiring victory last week in Sonoma, crashed with 12 laps remaining, ending his bid to go back-to-back.

There were a number of wrecks throughout the race, including a 22-car mess with 70 laps to go that claimed Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott, among others.