Coke Zero Sugar 400

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Coke Zero Sugar 400
Daytona International Speedway.svg
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
VenueDaytona International Speedway
LocationDaytona Beach, Florida
United States
Corporate sponsorCoca Cola Zero Sugar
First race1959
Distance400 miles (643.737 km)
Laps160 (Stage 1: 40
Stage 2: 40
Stage 3: 80)
Previous namesFirecracker 250 (1959-1962)
Firecracker 400 (1963-1968, 1970, 1972, 1974-1984)
Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (1959)
Pepsi Firecracker 400 (1985-1988)
Pepsi 400 (1989-2007)
Coke Zero 400 (2008-2017)
Coke Zero Sugar 400 (2018-present)
Most wins (driver)David Pearson (5)
Most wins (team)Wood Brothers Racing (9)
Most wins (manufacturer)Ford (19)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Turns4

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is an annual stock car race held at Daytona International Speedway, It is the eighteenth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Daytona had hosted this event for many years, The first summer race was held in 1959 and was named the Firecracker 400, The race ran its scheduled distance with no caution flags, The race is held in conjunction with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, It is one of two races held at Daytona International Speedway, with the other one being the Daytona 500.

The race is notable for memorable moments and finishes throughout the season. [1]

The race has been held as the eighteenth race from 2001-2014, the and from 2015-2017, the race swapped dates with the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway and was moved up one race, In 2018, the race returned as the 18th race of the season, as the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway (which was the 27th race of the season from 2011-2017, was moved to the 17th race of the season).

Eventually, the 400-mile (643.738 km) race was held in 1959, It was the second 400 mile race, following with the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in 2018, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar sponsors the event, naming it as the Coke Zero Sugar 400.[2]

Unlike the Daytona 500, The cars pileup in multi-car wrecks, known as The Big One.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cook, Zachary (July 4, 2018). "Coke Zero Sugar 400 Memorable Moments - Daytona International Speedway". www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  2. Smith, Edgar Thompson, Steven Cole (July 7, 2018). "Patriotism gets big boost at Daytona". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
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