Stewart takes the blame: Tony Stewart took the blame for the nine-car wreck that eliminated several top drivers from Saturday nights race early.
I got a big run on (Matt Kenseth) and I went to the bottom. I thought I was clear. The spotter did not clear me so I went on my own, he said. I thought I had enough of a run to be clear of the third-place guy.
Im pretty sure I clipped whoever was in third. I made a move for the lead and probably was a little anxious too early.
Edwards cant catch a break: First, Carl Edwards was going to start the Unlimited on the pole but had to move to the rear because he wrecked his primary car in Friday practice.
Then, as the race wound to close, a window net came off the right side of his car and he was black-flagged by NASCAR. Edwards finished eighth but was moved to the 12th position after the penalty.
5 key moments
1 . Earlier in the week, fans voted for a race format with three segments of 30, 25 and 20 laps. Fans also voted for a four-tire pit stop between segments 1 and 2 and for no driver eliminations (although a big wreck self-eliminated some of the field).
2 . Tony Stewarts early move to lead the race on Lap 16 resulted in a nine-car pileup that claimed several race contenders including Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, among others.
3. Stewart got through the accident unscathed and won Segment 1. He lost his advantage during a mandatory four-tire pit stop between Segments 1 and 2 as Kevin Harvick got off pit road first.
4. Harvick remained in control of the second segment for the most part but Stewart had another scary moment racing hard with Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Earnhardt developed a tire rub, slowing his progress.
5. Harvick put on an excellent display of blocking which Stewart despises to hold off Greg Biffle and the rest of the field to win for the third time in five tries in this non-points event.
Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last years winner: Matt Kenseth