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February 24, 2014 10:14 AM

Stenhouse Jr. Leads RFR in Wild Daytona 500; Biffle, Edwards Strong in Race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2014) – In a Daytona 500 where Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) showed plenty of speed, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ultimately scored the team’s highest finish at seventh. However, it was Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards that flexed the most muscle, combining to lead 16 laps in the waning moments of the race as the RFR duo swapped the lead back and forth with eventual race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. 

After a late caution, the pair restarted in the high line but saw their progress halted by slower traffic. Biffle was ultimately able to battle back to a ninth-place finish, while Edwards was caught up in a last-lap accident and finished 17th. 

Stenhouse ran mid-pack much of the race, but made a late charge to the front; running as high as third with one lap remaining. 

The race started at 1:30 p.m., but inclement weather and heavy rains forced a six and a half hour delay. When the field went back to green, the race was under the lights, setting up a wild night of racing in the ‘Great American Race.’

RFR and NASCAR return to action next weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, where RFR has won seven times in Sprint Cup action.

 

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