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NASCAR Cup Series race number 26 of 33
Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
160 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:54:03
Average speed: 142.201 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 45
Green flag passes: 9,097 (67.9 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 612   Ryan Blaney Body Armor   (Roger Penske)Ford165running7455
22023   Bubba Wallace Columbia PFG   (23XI Racing)Toyota165running8370
3236   Ryan Newman Coca Cola Zero Sugar   (Jack Roush)Ford165running2340
42437   Ryan Preece Kroger / Coca-Cola   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet165running0350
5178   Tyler Reddick Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet165running0390
62877   Justin Haley Fraternal Order of Eagles   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet165running000
71548   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet165running0300
8 59   Chase Elliott UniFirst   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet165running36391
93078   B.J. McLeod Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures   (B.J. McLeod)Ford165running000
103652   Josh Bilicki Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Ford165running0270
112143   Erik Jones Columbia PFG   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet165running0260
12 81   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet165running0250
13 311   Denny Hamlin FedEx Shaping Black Futures   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota165running7330
141910   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford165running0230
15114   Kevin Harvick Unibet   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford165running4220
16337   Corey LaJoie Built Bar   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet164crash1250
17273   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet164crash3340
182942   Ross Chastain Clover   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet164crash14260
192699   Daniel Suarez CommScope   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet164crash0180
20 15   Kyle Larson Valvoline Instant Oil Change   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet164crash0230
211614   Chase Briscoe Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford164crash0160
221247   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Funfetti   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet164running0190
232222   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford164running37271
242541   Cole Custer Autodesk / HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford164running0130
25 921   Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford164running0120
263238   Anthony Alfredo Speedy Cash   (Bob Jenkins)Ford163running0110
274066   David Starr Midwest Mobile Tech   (Carl Long)Ford163running000
283151   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet163running000
29 719   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota163running13140
303453   Garrett Smithley True Brand   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet163running000
313715   Joey Gase Pro Master   (Rick Ware)Ford162running000
321420   Christopher Bell Rheem   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota157crash870
33102   Brad Keselowski Pirtek   (Roger Penske)Ford156crash040
34 418   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota156crash5140
353816   Kaz Grala Goettl Air Conditioning   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet156crash000
363996   Landon Cassill Carnomaly   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota146crash000
37 224   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet146crash1290
383500   Quin Houff Units   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet136running010
391834   Michael McDowell CarParts.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford23engine010
401317   Chris Buescher Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford165disqualified810
* Race extended to 165 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #9, 11, 18, 42, 19, 3, 7, 22, 37, 20
Top 10 in Stage 2: #22, 3, 24, 8, 5, 12, 47, 18, 23, 20

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kyle Larson5multiple inspection failures
Corey LaJoie7multiple inspection failures
Joey Gase15multiple inspection failures
Kaz Grala16multiple inspection failures
Michael McDowell34 inspection violation
Anthony Alfredo38 inspection violation

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22254   competition#66
265126  
52554   end of stage 1#52
567722  
78814   #10,37,38,48 accident turn 4#15
8210120  
1021054   end of stage 2#51
10614035  
1411444   #15,51,53 accident turn 4#2
1451462  
1471504   #19,96,14,8,24,99,38,2 accident backstretch#52
1511577  
1581636   #9,20,21,2,18,11,37,42,41,47,16 accident turn 4#78
1641641  
1651651   #4,3,99,1,5,42,7,48,43 accident turn 3none
  Percent of race run under caution: 18.8%             Average green flag run: 16.8 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  William Byron166
  Kevin Harvick782
  William Byron991
  Denny Hamlin10134
  William Byron14152
  Denny Hamlin16161
  William Byron17171
  Austin Dillon18192
  Chase Elliott204122
  Joey Logano42432
  Chase Elliott44529
  Ryan Newman53531
  Chase Elliott54552
  Martin Truex, Jr.56561
  Corey LaJoie57571
  Martin Truex, Jr.586912
  Christopher Bell70767
  Joey Logano779418
  Ryan Blaney95962
  Joey Logano971015
  Austin Dillon1021021
  Ryan Newman1031031
  William Byron1041052
  Denny Hamlin1061072
  Kevin Harvick1081081
  Chase Elliott1091091
  Kevin Harvick1101101
  Joey Logano1111111
  Ross Chastain1121132
  Ryan Blaney1141163
  Ross Chastain1171237
  Bubba Wallace1241241
  Ross Chastain1251262
  Bubba Wallace1271282
  Ross Chastain1291291
  Bubba Wallace1301301
  Ross Chastain1311322
  Bubba Wallace1331364
  Kyle Busch1371415
  Christopher Bell1421421
  Joey Logano14315311
  Chris Buescher1541541
  Chase Elliott1551562
  Chris Buescher1571637
  Ryan Blaney1641652

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 2052    
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 2024   -28  
2   Ryan Blaney 2024   -28  
4   Kyle Busch 2022   -30  
5   Chase Elliott 2021   -31  
6   Alex Bowman 2015   -37  
6   Denny Hamlin 2015   -37  
8   William Byron 2014   -38  
9   Joey Logano 2013   -39  
10   Kurt Busch 2008   -44  
10   Brad Keselowski 2008   -44  
12   Michael McDowell 2005   -47  
12   Aric Almirola 2005   -47  
12   Christopher Bell 2005   -47  
15   Tyler Reddick 2003   -49  
16   Kevin Harvick 2002   -50  
17   Austin Dillon 686   -1366  
18   Matt DiBenedetto 569   -1483  
19   Chris Buescher 543   -1509  
20   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 523   -1529  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 1027    
2   Denny Hamlin 1009   -18  
3   Chase Elliott 869   -158  
4   Kyle Busch 852   -175  
5   William Byron 842   -185  
6   Ryan Blaney 832   -195  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 803   -224  
8   Joey Logano 799   -228  
9   Kevin Harvick 778   -249  
10   Brad Keselowski 733   -294  
11   Tyler Reddick 716   -311  
12   Alex Bowman 704   -323  
13   Austin Dillon 686   -341  
14   Kurt Busch 668   -359  
15   Christopher Bell 612   -415  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 569   -458  
17   Chris Buescher 543   -484  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 523   -504  
19   Bubba Wallace 519   -508  
20   Ross Chastain 518   -509