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2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 qualifying results


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NASCAR Cup Series race number 2 of 13
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Daytona Intl. Speedway Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
70 laps on a 3.610 mile road course (252.700 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:32
Average speed: 84.452 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 8 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: 2.119 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12
Green flag passes: 2,877 (49.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Chase Elliott9Chevrolet    
2   Michael McDowell34Ford    
3   Austin Dillon3Chevrolet    
4   Denny Hamlin11Toyota    
5   Kevin Harvick4Ford    
6   Ryan Preece37Chevrolet    
7   Corey LaJoie7Chevrolet    
8   Kyle Larson5Chevrolet    
9   Ross Chastain42Chevrolet    
10   Bubba Wallace23Toyota    
11   Joey Logano22Ford    
12   Christopher Bell20Toyota    
13   Cole Custer41Ford    
14   Kyle Busch18Toyota    
15   Brad Keselowski2Ford    
16   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.47Chevrolet    
17   Kurt Busch1Chevrolet    
18   Chase Briscoe14Ford    
19   Martin Truex, Jr.19Toyota    
20   Justin Haley77Chevrolet    
21   Cody Ware51Chevrolet    
22   William Byron24Chevrolet    
23   Josh Bilicki52Ford    
24   Tyler Reddick8Chevrolet    
25   Garrett Smithley53Chevrolet    
26   Aric Almirola10Ford    
27   Ryan Blaney12Ford    
28   Scott Heckert78Ford    
29   Quin Houff00Chevrolet    
30   Chris Buescher17Ford    
31   Anthony Alfredo38Ford    
32   Matt DiBenedetto21Ford    
33   Ryan Newman6Ford    
34   A.J. Allmendinger16Chevrolet    
35   Daniel Suarez99Chevrolet    
36   Alex Bowman48Chevrolet    
37   Erik Jones43Chevrolet    
38   Ty Dillon96Toyota    
39   James Davison15Chevrolet    
40   Timmy Hill66Toyota    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:   Joey Gase (#53-DC), B.J. McLeod (#78-DC)