Race 16: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway
Track Info: 2.5-mile tri-oval
Race Format: 3 Stages: Stages ended on Laps 30/60/100
Race Winner: Kyle Larson
Mike Harmon and the No. 74 Mike Harmon Racing team earned their best finish since 2013 on Friday night, placing 21st in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Harmon began the 250-mile event from 37th, after qualifying had to be canceled due to weather which resulted in the field being set per the NASCAR Rule Book.
Harmon was able to maneuver through two major incidents, overcome a loss of power and make several adjustments to ultimately bring home the fourth best result of his career in the No. 74 Journey Home Project / Horizon Transport Chevy.
In a crazy finish, Kyle Larson claimed the victory while Elliott Sadler finished second. Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Kaz Grala rounded out the top five.
The No. 74 team carried the HELMINERON FIFTEEN Naval Squadron on the windshield banner.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back on track on July 13 at Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300 (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
Wow, what a season it has been! Hard to believe we are already at Homestead for the season finale. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of emotions that are going to be whirling around this weekend at the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race, probably Matt Kenseth’s last, Danica Patrick’s last race as a full-time competitor in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and 3 champions are going to be crowned. If that doesn’t take you on a emotional roller coaster, I don't know what will. To think how NASCAR has lost Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and now Danica Patrick in a span of 3 years is kind of heart-rending to me.