RoadRace Factory/Red Bull's Jake Gagne took second, earning his best Daytona result in the process. "To start off on the podium, especially at the Daytona 200... I'm stoked for the whole RoadRace Factory/Red Bull crew. These guys worked so hard in the offseason and to pay them back with a podium is great," said Gagne. "It was a pretty big pack like we expected, and I just wanted to stay there. I figured once we got to the first pit stop, it would separate a little bit. After the first pit stop, it was like five or six guys. I was definitely struggling in the infield, and it was everything I had all the time just to hang onto the back of these guys. Luckily, the boys built me a fast bike because I could pull with these guys on the banking."