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Ryan Preece in victory lane at New Smyrna Speedway. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Preece Heads To Daytona A Modified Winner

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Preece will walk into Daytona Int’l Speedway Wednesday to begin preparation for the Daytona 500 as a winner.

The Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Cup Series driver won Tuesday night’s Tour-type modified feature during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.

Preece started third and won the 50-lap event ahead of Ron Silk, who had triumphed in the first two modified races of the weeklong event at the half-mile asphalt track.

Ronnie Williams finished third, with Anthony Nocella and Matt Hirschman rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Ryan Preece, Ron Silk Ronnie Williams, Anthony Nocella, Matt Hirschman, Craig Lutz, Eric Goodale, Teddy Hodgdon, Patrick Emerling, David Sapienza, Tommy Catalano, Tom Martino Jr., Spencer Davis, Eddie McCarthy, J.R. Bertuccio, Landon Huffman, Norman Newman, Johnny Kay, Rich Parker, Christopher Hatton, Jimmy Blewett, Anthony Bello, Bobby Measmer Jr., Joey Coulter, Tyler Rypkema, Timmy Solomito.