For the fourth year in a row and the sixth time in the last seven season-opening Nationwide Series events at Daytona, Tony Stewart is victorious.
The two-time Sprint Cup champion, making his lone start of the 2011 Nationwide Season, drove Kevin Harvick, Incorporated’s No. 4 Chevrolet to victory, nipping teammate Clint Bowyer by just .007 seconds to win the Drive4COPD 300.
Landon Cassill finished third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Reed Sorenson.
Danica Patrick, beginning her second part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series season, finished a career-best 14th.