“Daytona’s track has always been challenging,” Stewart said. “I had a few challenges, but felt good for the most part. I was off to a good start in the Main, but that crash really set me back. I knew I had to keep going if I wanted to keep it close for the Championship. I’m a little sore, but I’ll be ready for Indy.” Stewart still maintains second place in the series with 173 points, now 23 points shy of the lead.
Stewart’s teammate Kyle Regal was unable to participate in Daytona’s race, due to breaking his wrist during practice earlier that week. Regal will be out for the rest of the Supercross series, but will continue to be a part of Team San Manuel.
A very talented and promising new member of the Team San Manuel program, Regal has posted excellent results in what would be his first full year competing in the Supercross Series, where he’s consistently qualified for the Main Event every week. News of his injury comes with both disappointment on the riders behalf and words of encouragement from all of the Teams sponsors who recognize his great potential as a rider. “We value his contribution to the program to date and wish him all the best for a speedy recovery” said a representative of San Manuel.