Ready for the next step: Bailey Cox finishes eighth in the 77th running of the Daytona 200

CoxRacen rider demonstrates fast, consistent pace and poise ahead of MotoAmerica season opener


March 19, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — CoxRacen rider Bailey Cox’s performance in Saturday’s Daytona 200 race shows why he is poised to make a splash in professional road racing. Starting from 12th place, Cox piloted his Kawasaki ZX-6R through 57 laps of Daytona International Speedway’s infield road course and high banks to an eighth-place finish in the 77th running of the iconic American road racing event.

Cox Racen D200

CoxRacen rider Bailey Cox in action during Saturday’s Daytona 200.
Photo credit: BrockImaging

Despite a crash during Friday’s first qualifying session and two early race stoppages, Cox maintained his focus and used his consistent pace and two well-executed pit stops to finish inside the top 10. Cox was also the top-finishing Kawasaki rider in the event. Cox’s strong performance in the Daytona 200 demonstrates he is ready to have a consistent presence in MotoAmerica’s Supersport class. Cox is slated to be on the grid when America’s professional motorcycle road racing series returns to VIRginia International Raceway May 4-6.

Bailey Cox, rider for CoxRacen, said, “We had a pretty good qualifying, and I was able to maintain my position through the early parts of the race. I tried moving up to the pack in front of me, but couldn’t stay with them and found someone to run with for most of the race. We had a couple great pit stops in the later stages of the race that really helped our cause. 57 laps around here is a pretty grueling experience, and by the end of the race my body was starting to feel a little bit fatigued, but thanks to my training at Fitness N Me and 4Arm Strong’s device, I was able to stay physically and mentally focused. I felt like I was running a very consistent pace though, start to end. We were aiming to finish in the top 15 today, and am very happy with how the race went for us. I am looking to carrying the momentum we started here today to the MotoAmerica round at VIR in May. I want to give a big shout out to my sponsors for making today’s results possible.”

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This press release has been prepared by Marino Communications on behalf of CoxRacen. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Marino at 585.755.6581

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