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NASCAR: Coke Zero 400 Results, Aric Almirola Wins!


It took a lot longer than expected and fans didn’t even get to see a full 160 laps but NASCAR did get a winner of the Coke Zero 400 and it was none other than Aric Almirola. Almirola put his No. 43 machine to the front shortly before the rain was stopped for rain. After waiting nearly an hour NASCAR decided to call the race as the rain continued to come down on the track. Almirola took his No. 43 machine to Victory Lane for the first time in his Sprint Cup Series career. Aiding his victory was of course the rain but it was also how he was able to avoid a 16-car wreck early in the race and a 26-car wreck late in the race.

Here is the complete Unofficial Running Order:

  1. Aric Almirola
  2. Brian Vickers
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Casey Mears
  5. Austin Dillon’
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Michael McDowell
  8. Danica Patrick
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Marcos Ambrose
  11. Terry Labonte
  12. Jeff Gordon
  13. Alex Bowman
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  15. Martin Truex Jr.
  16. Paul Menard
  17. Joey Logano
  18. Brad Keselowski
  19. Matt Kenseth
  20. Michael Waltrip
  21. Michael Annett
  22. David Ragan
  23. Josh Wise
  24. Ryan Newman
  25. Justin Allgaier
  26. Bobby Labonte
  27. Kasey Kahne
  28. Greg Biffle
  29. Kyle Busch
  30. Jamie McMurray
  31. Landon Cassill
  32. Ryan Truex
  33. Reed Sorenson
  34. Cole Whitt
  35. David Gilliland
  36. Kyle Larson
  37. Carl Edwards
  38. Trevor Bayne
  39. Kevin Harvick
  40. Tony Stewart
  41. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  42. Jimmie Johnson
  43. AJ Allmendinger

The win will put Almirola into the chase assuming that he can stay within the top-30 in the point standings which should not be an issue. The multiple wrecks hurts drivers like Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne who have not yet won and are point racing in an effort to make the chase.

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of BeyondTheFlag.com on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.

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