Eli Tomac Makes Daytona History

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With a flying pass in front of a packed Daytona Int’l Speedway frontstretch, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac became “The King” of Daytona Supercross as he bested his own overall record win total at the historic venue, also tying “The King” of NASCAR, Richard Petty, in overall marquee wins at the track. It was a night of milestone wins for Tomac, who entered the race tied with Ricky Carmichael for third on the all-time Supercross wins list with 48, now holds third by himself at 49. It was also his fifth straight Daytona Supercross win — breaking a tie he held with Carmichael and Jeff Stanton for most consecutive victories at Daytona. And the seven overall wins matches Petty’s seven Daytona 500 victories. Thrasher went down while Lawrence continued on, eventually turning his Heat win into an overall Daytona Supercross crown.

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