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Maybe it wasn’t the elusive Daytona 500 victory that Tony Stewart has been longing for. But it was brilliant, nonetheless. Executing a dramatic last-lap move to pass Matt Kenseth after starting way back in the 42nd position, Oakley’s NASCAR star powered his way to his 18th overall triumph at the Mecca of stock-car racing. “I’ll trade all of them for a win at the Daytona 500,” Tony said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, base layer, racing boots and racing gloves. “We just haven’t got the right one yet.” Nevertheless, he shined in the Coke Zero 400, securing his fourth Sprint Cup victory in Daytona and his 47th overall Sprint Cup win. He also moves up to 14th in all-time NASCAR triumphs, passing Buck Baker.
Most X Games fans in the United States more than likely weren’t familiar with Sebastien Loeb. Little did they know – especially due to a lack of publicity by the Games – that a Global World Rally Car Championship (WRC) Superstar and Legend was in their midst. Oakley’s eight-time WRC Champion, famous worldwide as an absolute Rally Car Icon in the actual global circuit, made his first-ever appearance in the United States. And as expected, he absolutely punished the field of X Games drivers – lined with crossover riders – displaying the skills of a true international Rally champion. In other words, he was simply next level on his way to an easy Gold.
There’s only one way to describe the Moto X Enduro X event at X Games: Absolutely gnarly. But despite the grueling, punishing nature of the race, Oakley’s Mike Brown topped the strong field of riders to emerge victorious with the Gold. After grabbing the Holeshot with authority, he gapped the competition and powered his way to the win unchallenged. “To come back from to the silver to the gold is great,” he said, rocking his Oakley MX Goggles. “That was my goal this year. All day long I was riding good and I had good times, and I knew if I got a good start I help me win the gold.”