July 3, 2009

Bowyer wins Nationwide race

Clint Bowyer held off Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards in a two-lap sprint to the finish Friday to win the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

The Nationwide series victory was Bowyer's first at Daytona.

Bowyer was in front when a four-car accident brought out the yellow flag near the close of the race. He grabbed the lead on the restart, got a push from Busch and fought off a challenge from Edwards.

Busch, the series leader, increased his advantage over the second-place Edwards to 172 points. Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.

Kertus Davis was among those involved in the late-race crash. His car erupted in flames while he was trying to bring it back to the pits, but he was able to climb out without injury.