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Ragan's Ford in front at crunch time

This time, the driver sponsored by UPS delivered.

David Ragan, who lost a chance to win the season-opening Daytona 500 by getting black-flagged on a late restart, earned redemption with a victory in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Ragan was helped across the finish line by Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth. Joey Logano was third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Kyle Busch fifth.

"I knew we could do it all along because it's one of our best tracks," Ragan said after his first Sprint Cup Series win in his 163rd start. "I couldn't have done it without Matt (Kenseth) and Greg (Biffle). They've really helped me a lot over my career.

"I feel like we should have done this like a 100 races ago. Here we are, we won the race. Everybody just really helped us out a lot."

With 30 laps remaining, Ryan Newman was out front with the help of Denny Hamlin. They were followed by Busch and Logano.

With no caution imminent, teams began final green-flag pit stops on Lap 131 of a scheduled 160. When the cycle was completed on Lap 142, Newman and Hamlin were out front.

With 10 laps remaining, Newman and Hamlin were followed by Kenseth and Ragan.

The Kenseth/Ragan tandem took over the lead with seven laps left.

With three laps to go in the scheduled distance, Jeff Gordon got loose racing in front of teammate Mark Martin and spun and scattered drivers all over the track, yet nobody's car suffered serious damage.

The race restarted on Lap 163 with the Newman/Hamlin tandem back in the lead followed by Kenseth and Ragan.

Before another lap was completed, a 14-car wreck erupted taking out several contenders including Martin, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Regan Smith.

When the race restarted for a second attempt for a green-white-checkered on Lap 169, Ragan held the top spot.

"I got a good restart" after the final caution, Ragan said. "The Roush-Yates power was good going through the gears. Once we got rolling there on that restart, I don't think anybody could pass us."

Said Kenseth: "It was a great win for the company. David did a great job. We switched back and forth a lot and had a plan we worked out (Friday). We had real fast cars."

Before the race was seven laps old, it was clear the surprising winner of the Daytona 500, Trevor Bayne, would not have a chance to make a sweep this season on the superspeedway.

While racing in a two-car tandem with Brad Keselowski, Bayne got turned in Turn 1, which did significant damage to his car and knocked him out of the race. Bowyer's car also received some damage in the incident.

"I hate tearing up a good race car and they duplicated what we had here in February, which is hard to do," Bayne said. "I'm thankful for the Wood Brothers standing behind me through everything I've been through this year."

On the restart on Lap 9, pole-winner Martin held the lead followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Gordon.

Carl Edwards and Biffle experienced a similar incident as Bayne and Keselowski on Lap 24 in Turn 4, with Edwards getting spun and doing extensive damage to his car.

On the restart on Lap 27, Kevin Harvick held the lead followed by Paul Menard.

After 60 laps, Kenseth held the lead followed by Ragan, Kahne and Brian Vickers.

Teams began a round of green-flag pit stops on Lap 92. Once they were all completed on Lap 100, the tandem of Vickers and Kahne had moved out to the lead.

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