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NASCAR Cup Series race number 25 of 36
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:48:27
Average speed: 142.476 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 6 for 29 laps
Margin of victory: .077 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 20
Green flag passes: 3,608 (21.1 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 312   Ryan Blaney Menards / Cardell Cabinetry   (Roger Penske)Ford200running8405
21824   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running18430
3 15   Kyle Larson Cincinnati   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running70510
4 61   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet200running1360
5 911   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running10450
6 421   Matt DiBenedetto Master Tech / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford200running1360
7 718   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running13421
8 29   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running68461
9202   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford200running6330
10 519   Martin Truex, Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running0270
112114   Chase Briscoe Rush Truck Centers / Cummins   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0260
121247   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / Maxwell House   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet200running0250
132820   Christopher Bell Rheem   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota200running3330
14 84   Kevin Harvick Busch Light Apple   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0230
151117   Chris Buescher Castrol   (Jack Roush)Ford200running0220
161048   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet200running0210
172310   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0200
181343   Erik Jones Medallion Bank   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet200running0190
191523   Bubba Wallace McDonald's   (23XI Racing)Toyota200running0180
202534   Michael McDowell Martin Transportation Systems   (Bob Jenkins)Ford200running0170
213237   Ryan Preece Entenmann's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet200running0160
223099   Daniel Suarez CommScope   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet200running0150
232741   Cole Custer Feeding America / Wow Wow   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford200running0140
24166   Ryan Newman IT Savvy   (Jack Roush)Ford200running0130
251777   Justin Haley General Formulations / Mutoh   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet200running000
26247   Josh Berry Nations Guard   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet200running000
273751   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet199running000
283678   B.J. McLeod Keen Parts   (B.J. McLeod)Ford198running000
29148   Tyler Reddick Chevy Accessories   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet198running0110
303100   Quin Houff YMCA / Creek   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet196running070
312952   Josh Bilicki Zeigler Auto Group   (Rick Ware)Ford195running060
323353   Garrett Smithley Kendall Motor Oil   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet194running000
331922   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford188dvp090
343538   Anthony Alfredo TheGoldenNuggetCasino.com   (Bob Jenkins)Ford178running030
352242   Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet152running020
36263   Austin Dillon Breztri   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet120crash2140
373415   Joey Gase Lisa Express   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet29crash000
Top 10 in Stage 1: #9, 5, 3, 11, 24, 22, 21, 1, 18, 2
Top 10 in Stage 2: #18, 20, 5, 9, 11, 3, 2, 8, 24, 21

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Josh Berry7driver change
Joey Gase15driver change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCCorey LaJoie7Nations GuardSpire MotorsportsChevrolet
DCJames Davison15Rick WareChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12121  
22254   competition#53
26316  
32354   #15 accident turn 2none
366126  
62665   end of stage 1#00
6712155  
1221265   accident frontstretch#77
12718054  
1811866   rain#43
1871871  
1881925   #6,7,8,19,20,22,34 accident turn 4#51
1932008  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.5%             Average green flag run: 24.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kyle Larson122
  Matt DiBenedetto331
  Kyle Larson42219
  Denny Hamlin23264
  Chase Elliott276337
  Kyle Larson64652
  Austin Dillon66672
  Kyle Larson687912
  Chase Elliott8011031
  Kyle Busch1111133
  Christopher Bell1141152
  Kyle Busch1161227
  Kyle Larson1231264
  Kurt Busch1271271
  Kyle Larson12815831
  Denny Hamlin1591646
  Kyle Busch1651673
  Brad Keselowski1681736
  Christopher Bell1741741
  William Byron17519218
  Ryan Blaney1932008

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Larson 1004    
2   Denny Hamlin 976   -28  
3   Kyle Busch 838   -166  
4   William Byron 833   -171  
5   Chase Elliott 830   -174  
6   Martin Truex, Jr. 789   -215  
7   Ryan Blaney 787   -217  
8   Joey Logano 772   -232  
9   Kevin Harvick 756   -248  
10   Brad Keselowski 729   -275  
11   Tyler Reddick 677   -327  
12   Alex Bowman 674   -330  
13   Austin Dillon 652   -352  
14   Kurt Busch 643   -361  
15   Christopher Bell 605   -399  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 557   -447  
17   Chris Buescher 542   -462  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 504   -500  
19   Michael McDowell 497   -507  
20   Ross Chastain 492   -512  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Kyle Larson 5   1004  
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 3   789  
3   Alex Bowman 3   674  
4   Kyle Busch 2   838  
5   Chase Elliott 2   830  
6   Ryan Blaney 2   787  
7   William Byron 1   833  
8   Joey Logano 1   772  
9   Brad Keselowski 1   729  
10   Kurt Busch 1   643  
11   Christopher Bell 1   605  
12   Michael McDowell 1   497  
13   Aric Almirola 1   436  
14   Denny Hamlin 0   976  
15   Kevin Harvick 0   756  
16   Tyler Reddick 0   677