Jul 7, 2012; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (5), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Travis Kvapil (93), Jeff Gordon (24), Kevin Harvick (29), Kyle Busch (18), Jamie McMurray (1) and Terry Labonte (32) crash on the front stretch on the last lap of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Tony Stewart celebrates winning the Coke Zero 400 after starting the race in 42nd place.
Tony Stewart celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Coke Zero 400, leading 22 of the 160 laps.
Have a blast
Brad Keselowski's wrecked car is pushed into the trailer as fireworks light up the sky during the Coke Zero 400, which was won by Tony Stewart.
Take it for a spin
Jimmie Johnson spins out after hitting the wall in Turn 4 during the Coke Zero 400. Johnson finished 36th during the wreck-filled race.
Clint Bowyer gets tangled up in a multicar pileup at the end of the Coke Zero 400. Bowyer finished 29th.
What a wreck
Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56), Juan Pablo Montoya (42) and Denny Hamlin (11) are the biggest names in this pile-up in Turn 1 on Lap 153 on Saturday night.
The hood on Jimmie Johnson's car covers his windshield after he hit the wall during a Turn 4 accident. Johnson finished 36th.
Michael Waltrip (55), Tony Stewart (14) and Juan Pablo Montoya (42) drive past Denny Hamlin (11) as he comes down on the track apron during the Coke Zero 400.
Nice day to race
The drivers battle for position before the lights are turned on during the Coke Zero 400.
A fan's sign points the way for NASCAR and is displayed on the infield prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night.
Patrick Monahan, singer with the group Train, performs in the infield prior to Saturday night's race.
Matt Kenseth (17) and Ryan Newman (39) lead the field to the green flag to start the race Saturday night.
Now that's a fan!
Race fan Tony Wright, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., cheers for his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
James Buescher (30) and Johanna Long (70) nearly collide on pit road during the Nationwide Series NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway.
Make it fast
Tony Stewart crosses the finish line during his qualifying run.
Matt Kenseth stays fueled up during qualifying for the Coke Zero 400.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands next to his car after his qualifying run.
What do you say?
Danica Patrick, left, talks with her crew chief Tony Eury Jr. before the start of the Nationwide Series NASCAR auto race.
Dive on in
Ted Georges, of Columbus, Ohio, jumps into a pool from a recreational vehicle as Andrew Florance, left, of Naples, Fla., sprays him while trying to beat the heat before the races in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway.
Austin Dillon poses with the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The man to beat?
Certainly on Thursday he was. Earnhardt Ganassi driver Jamie McMurray, who won the Daytona 500 in his first race with Ganassi in 2010, led Thursday's final practice at Daytona for Saturday's Coke Zero 400, spinning a lap of 197.837. His teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya, also cracked the top 10 at a track where the Ganassi program, which has struggled much of 2012, typically runs well.
Don't forget about me
Michael Waltrip, part team owner, part driver, part broadcaster, was all driver Thursday, finishing with the second-fastest time during the day's final practice at Daytona.
The look of a winner?
Danica Patrick gets ready for her Nationwide practice session Thursday at Daytona. Patrick ran the sixth-fastest practice time, finishing ahead of Sprint Cup regulars like Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., headed for a full-time Sprint ride in 2013, had the fastest lap (191.046 mph).
Looking for advice?
Then you have come to the right place. Not many conversations will involve more Daytona know-how than this one between Dale Earnhardt Jr. (far left) and five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. The two of them rolled out consecutively in Friday's qualifying, with Junior going 21st and Johnson 22nd.
Smoke n' Busch
Tony Stewart (No. 14), the reigning Sprint Cup champ, and Kurt Busch (No. 51), a series winner himself, run side by side during practice Thursday.
Veteran driver and Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman (far left) talks to young gun Joey Logano during Thursday's practice at Daytona.
NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers speed through the trioval at Daytona International Speedway during practice Thursday afternoon.
Martin Truex Jr. (56) and Carl Edwards (99) lead the way past the start/finish line during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers are once more on the track in the large drafting packs.