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NASCAR Cup Series race number 27 of 36
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
367 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (501.322 miles)

Time of race: 4:08:01
Average speed: 121.279 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 11 for 52 laps
Margin of victory: .212 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 18
Green flag passes: 3,290 (10.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 211   Denny Hamlin Offerpad   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota367running146576
2 65   Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet367running156541
32342   Ross Chastain McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet367running1440
41019   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota367running1380
5 94   Kevin Harvick Busch Light Fan Design   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford367running20440
6 31   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet367running13440
7162   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford367running0300
81122   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford367running0340
93417   Chris Buescher Roush Performance   (Jack Roush)Ford367running0280
10213   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet367running0270
113141   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Demo Day   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford367running0260
121837   Ryan Preece Kroger / Hershey's S'mores   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet367running0250
132699   Daniel Suarez Good Sam   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet367running0240
14196   Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Bologna   (Jack Roush)Ford367running0230
15257   Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet367running0230
16 810   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford366running0240
172947   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / Little Hug   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet366running0200
18 78   Tyler Reddick Childress Vineyards   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet366running0230
192414   Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com / Founders   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford366running0180
201320   Christopher Bell Sport Clips Haircuts   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota366running10260
211723   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota366running0160
22 112   Ryan Blaney Menards / Richmond   (Roger Penske)Ford366running17240
233021   Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford365running0140
243238   Anthony Alfredo Chicago Pneumatic Compressors   (Bob Jenkins)Ford364running0130
252077   Justin Haley Bon Secours / Swamp Rabbits   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet364running000
26 548   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet363running0110
272778   B.J. McLeod CorvetteParts.net   (B.J. McLeod)Ford359running000
282852   Josh Bilicki Junction Fuels Throwback   (Rick Ware)Ford359running090
293515   Joey Gase Rick WareChevrolet357running100
303700   Quin Houff Units   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet355running070
31 49   Chase Elliott NAPA / Children's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet327crash090
322243   Erik Jones Petty's Garage   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet264engine250
333351   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet209crash000
341424   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet199crash030
351218   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota125crash020
363653   James Davison Rick WareChevrolet50crash010
371534   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford30crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #11, 5, 1, 12, 4, 19, 8, 10, 42, 22
Top 10 in Stage 2: #5, 20, 42, 11, 4, 1, 22, 9, 12, 7

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Austin Dillon3multiple inspection failures

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11616  
17193   #48 accident turn 4#15
20267  
27293   competition#00
30312  
32354   #34 accident backstretch#00
364712  
48536   #51,53 accident turn 2none
5411663  
1171226   end of stage 1#99
1231253  
1261294   #18,3 accident turn 2#14
13016334  
1641685   debris frontstretch#22
16920032  
2012055   #24 accident turn 1#99
20623126  
2322376   end of stage 2#19
23831982  
3203256   #12 spun turn 4#4
3263272  
3283314   #9,20 accident turn 1#7
33236736  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.2%             Average green flag run: 26.3 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Ryan Blaney11414
  Kurt Busch152713
  Erik Jones28292
  Kevin Harvick304920
  Joey Gase50501
  Denny Hamlin518030
  Ryan Blaney81833
  Denny Hamlin8412138
  Kyle Larson12215837
  Christopher Bell1591657
  Kyle Larson16619631
  Christopher Bell1971993
  Kyle Larson20023233
  Ross Chastain2332331
  Kyle Larson23426936
  Denny Hamlin2702789
  Martin Truex, Jr.2792791
  Kyle Larson28029819
  Denny Hamlin29936769

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 2106    
2   Denny Hamlin 2072   -34  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 2062   -44  
4   Kurt Busch 2052   -54  
5   Ryan Blaney 2048   -58  
6   Joey Logano 2047   -59  
7   Kevin Harvick 2046   -60  
8   Brad Keselowski 2038   -68  
9   Christopher Bell 2031   -75  
10   Chase Elliott 2030   -76  
11   Aric Almirola 2029   -77  
12   Alex Bowman 2026   -80  
12   Tyler Reddick 2026   -80  
14   Kyle Busch 2024   -82  
15   William Byron 2017   -89  
16   Michael McDowell 2006   -100  
17   Austin Dillon 713   -1393  
18   Matt DiBenedetto 583   -1523  
19   Chris Buescher 571   -1535  
20   Ross Chastain 562   -1544  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 1081    
2   Denny Hamlin 1066   -15  
3   Chase Elliott 878   -203  
4   Ryan Blaney 856   -225  
5   Kyle Busch 854   -227  
6   William Byron 845   -236  
7   Martin Truex, Jr. 841   -240  
8   Joey Logano 833   -248  
9   Kevin Harvick 822   -259  
10   Brad Keselowski 763   -318  
11   Tyler Reddick 739   -342  
12   Alex Bowman 715   -366  
13   Austin Dillon 713   -368  
14   Kurt Busch 712   -369  
15   Christopher Bell 638   -443  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 583   -498  
17   Chris Buescher 571   -510  
18   Ross Chastain 562   -519  
19   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 543   -538  
20   Bubba Wallace 535   -546