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Herrin Runs Out of Fuel, Wins Daytona 200

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Josh Herrin won his second consecutive Daytona 200, and captured his third 200 win overall, aboard his Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati Panigale V2 on the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway. It wasn't a certain victory, though, as Herrin ran out of gas on his way into the pits for his second stop. He carried enough momentum to make it to his pit and get the fuel he needed to win the 82nd version of the race.

Rather than the razor-thin margin of victory that we've seen over the last few Daytona 200 races, this time Herrin was way out in front when the checkers dropped. He finished first with a lead of 45.66 seconds over pole-sitter Tyler Scott and Hayden Gillim.

Herrin was in a fight for a while, then came out on top. Ducati photo

Herrin was in a fight for a while, then came out on top. Ducati photo

“I cannot thank my team enough for this win,” said Herrin, who started in the fifth spot. “I was riding as hard as ever, but the team put together two perfect pit stops, which made such a difference for us today. This is my third year on the Ducati Panigale V2...It’s a great motorcycle, and I’m just so happy to be here riding for this team and making a little history with them by taking two Daytona Ducati wins in a row. Next year, we’ll go for three in a row. I love this place!”

Herrin is a three-time Daytona 200 winner. Ducati photo

Herrin is a three-time Daytona 200 winner. Ducati photo

The victory puts Herrin in elite company wiht other three-time Daytona 200 winners Miguel Duhamel, Kenny Roberts, Mat Mladin, and Scott Rusell.

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