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NASCAR Cup Series race number 1 of 29
Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:27:44
Average speed: 144.416 mph
Pole speed: 191.261 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 22
Green flag passes: 2,755 (17.2 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
11734   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Speedco   (Bob Jenkins)Ford200running1445
2129   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running3420
3 43   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet200running7480
4 84   Kevin Harvick Busch Light #TheCrew   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running17420
52511   Denny Hamlin FedEx   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running98522
61137   Ryan Preece Cottonelle   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet200running0400
73442   Ross Chastain Clover   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running0320
81977   Jamie McMurray Advent Health / Bass Pro Shops   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet200running0290
9167   Corey LaJoie Youtheory   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet200running0280
10135   Kyle Larson Nations Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running1370
112741   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running1270
12 922   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford199crash26330
13242   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford199crash0250
141018   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota199crash0250
153933   Austin Cindric Verizon 5G   (Roger Penske)Ford199crash200
16 520   Christopher Bell DeWalt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota199running32260
17 623   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota198crash1320
182147   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / NOS Energy Drink   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet198running0190
193014   Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford197running0180
202853   Joey Gase Page Construction / Fox Nation   (Rick Ware)Ford196running000
213551   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet196running0160
22201   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet195running0150
233878   B.J. McLeod NASCAR Heat 5 / Xbox Free Play Days   (B.J. McLeod)Ford195running000
243752   Josh Bilicki Wisconsin Lightning Lab   (Rick Ware)Ford194running0130
252619   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats & ATVs   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota193running0120
26 224   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet191running0110
27298   Tyler Reddick Lenovo   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet188running0100
284016   Kaz Grala Hyper Ice   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet115dvp1090
293300   Quin Houff Mane 'N Tail   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet37crash080
301412   Ryan Blaney Menards / Blue DEF / Peak   (Roger Penske)Ford14crash070
312217   Chris Buescher Fastenal / 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford14dvp060
323638   Anthony Alfredo Speedy Cash   (Bob Jenkins)Ford14dvp050
332321   Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford14dvp040
34 310   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford13crash030
35 148   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet13crash120
361599   Daniel Suarez iFly   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet13crash010
371836   David Ragan Select Blinds   (Bob Jenkins)Ford13crash010
38 76   Ryan Newman Kohler Generators   (Jack Roush)Ford13crash010
393143   Erik Jones Armor All   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet13crash010
403215   Derrike Cope Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet3crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #11, 37, 3, 5, 33, 20, 23, 22, 42, 41
Top 10 in Stage 2: #11, 4, 23, 9, 3, 22, 34, 5, 18, 2

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brad Keselowski2backup car
Chase Briscoe14backup car
Kaz Grala16backup car
Martin Truex, Jr.19radiator change
Bubba Wallace23multiple inspection failures
William Byron24backup car
Anthony Alfredo38backup car
Cole Custer41backup car
Ross Chastain42backup car
Erik Jones43engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
41Ty Dillon96Bass Pro Shops / Black Rifle CoffeeGaunt Brothers RacingToyota
42Garrett Smithley13Trophy TractorCarl LongFord
43Timmy Hill66VSI RacingCarl LongFord
44Noah Gragson62Beard Oil DistributorsBeard MotorsportsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
474   #15 accident turn 4none
8147  
152915   #19,43,77,48,21,8,10,17,12,24,6,20,1,36,38,99 accident turn 3none
30389  
39435   #00,14 accident frontstretch#77
446623  
67715   end of stage 1#77
7211241  
1131175   #47,20,5,77 accident backstretchnone
11813114  
1321365   end of stage 2#20
13719963  
2002001   #2,22,37,9,42,18,23,33 accident turn 3none
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.0%             Average green flag run: 22.9 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alex Bowman111
  Kevin Harvick21716
  Kaz Grala182710
  Chase Elliott28292
  Austin Dillon30301
  Cole Custer31311
  Denny Hamlin327140
  Austin Cindric72732
  Denny Hamlin74741
  Christopher Bell7510632
  Austin Dillon1071082
  Chase Elliott1091091
  Kyle Larson1101101
  Denny Hamlin1111177
  Joey Logano1181181
  Kevin Harvick1191191
  Denny Hamlin1201289
  Bubba Wallace1291291
  Denny Hamlin1301323
  Austin Dillon1331364
  Denny Hamlin13717438
  Joey Logano17519925
  Michael McDowell2002001

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Austin Dillon 58    
2   Denny Hamlin 52   -6  
3   Kevin Harvick 50   -8  
4   Chase Elliott 48   -10  
5   Michael McDowell 46   -12  
5   Ryan Preece 46   -12  
7   Kyle Larson 41   -17  
7   Bubba Wallace 41   -17  
9   Joey Logano 40   -18  
10   Christopher Bell 35   -23  
11   Ross Chastain 32   -26  
11   Corey LaJoie 32   -26  
11   Kyle Busch 32   -26  
14   Jamie McMurray 30   -28  
15   Cole Custer 27   -31  
16   Brad Keselowski 25   -33  
17   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 19   -39  
18   Chase Briscoe 18   -40  
19   Kurt Busch 17   -41  
20   Cody Ware 16   -42  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Michael McDowell 1   46  
2   Austin Dillon 0   58  
3   Denny Hamlin 0   52  
4   Kevin Harvick 0   50  
5   Chase Elliott 0   48  
6   Ryan Preece 0   46  
7   Kyle Larson 0   41  
7   Bubba Wallace 0   41  
9   Joey Logano 0   40  
10   Christopher Bell 0   35  
11   Ross Chastain 0   32  
11   Corey LaJoie 0   32  
11   Kyle Busch 0   32  
14   Jamie McMurray 0   30  
15   Cole Custer 0   27  
16   Brad Keselowski 0   25