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2021 Food City Dirt Race


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NASCAR Cup Series race number 7 of 22
Monday, March 29, 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Bristol, TN
250 laps* on a 0.533 mile dirt track (133.250 miles)

Time of race: 2:43:53
Average speed: 46.313 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 10 for 39 laps
Margin of victory: .554 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5
Green flag passes: 1,178 (5.5 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
11022   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford253running61556
21347   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet253running0420
3 211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota253running1500
41899   Daniel Suarez Camping World   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet253running58490
5146   Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts   (Jack Roush)Ford253running0410
6 824   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet253running0400
7278   Tyler Reddick Bet MGM   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet253running0320
8 312   Ryan Blaney Advance My Truck Challenge   (Roger Penske)Ford253running0350
92443   Erik Jones Tide / Food City   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet253running0310
10269   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet253running0280
11202   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford253running0260
121634   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops   (Bob Jenkins)Ford253running0250
131221   Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Quaker State   (Wood Brothers)Ford253running0240
141117   Chris Buescher Fastenal   (Jack Roush)Ford253running0240
15 64   Kevin Harvick Busch Light   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford253running0220
16281   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet253running0210
17 418   Kyle Busch M&M's Messages   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota253running7200
182237   Ryan Preece Bush's Beans / Kroger   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet253running0190
19 519   Martin Truex, Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota253running126351
202514   Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford252running0170
21 93   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet252running0160
22 748   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet252running0150
233277   Stewart Friesen Halmar International   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet252running000
242141   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford252running0130
253300   Quin Houff Mane 'n Tail   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet252running0120
263996   Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota252running000
271923   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota251running0180
283453   J.J. Yeley Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet249running000
29 15   Kyle Larson Freightliner   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet248running080
303752   Josh Bilicki Junction Fuels   (Rick Ware)Ford247running070
313866   Mike Marlar LiftKits4Less.com   (Carl Long)Toyota244crash060
323151   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet242running000
333615   Chris Windom NOS Energy Drink   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet62engine040
341520   Christopher Bell Irwin "Trade Strong"   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota54crash030
351742   Ross Chastain Clover   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet52crash020
362310   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford39crash010
373578   Shane Golobic Elk Grove Ford / NOS Energy   (B.J. McLeod)Ford39crash010
38307   Corey LaJoie NASCAR Trucks at Knoxville   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet39crash010
392938   Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes   (Bob Jenkins)Ford39crash010
* Race extended to 253 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #19, 24, 11, 99, 12, 22, 23, 6, 47, 17
Top 10 in Stage 2: #22, 99, 11, 19, 6, 47, 23, 43, 8, 9

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Kyle Larson5engine change
Matt DiBenedetto21unapproved adjustment
Michael McDowell34unapproved adjustment

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
14141  
42454   #10,7,38,77,78 accident backstretch#00
46483  
49502   #6,24,4,14 accident backstretch#18
51533  
54596   #5,20,4,42,14,47 accident turn 2#66
6010041  
1011011   end of stage 1#14
10215049  
1511511   competition#3
1521532  
1541585   #00,3,5,12,18,34,37,48,51,53 accident frontstretchnone
1591602  
1611699   #2,14 accident frontstretch#00
17018617  
1871915   #51,53 accident turn 3#66
1922009  
2012011   end of stage 2#66
20224645  
2472515   #66 spun frontstretch#37
2522532  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.4%             Average green flag run: 19.5 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Denny Hamlin111
  Kyle Busch287
  Martin Truex, Jr.9134126
  Daniel Suarez13519258
  Joey Logano19325361

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 327    
2   Joey Logano 269   -58  
3   Martin Truex, Jr. 247   -80  
4   Kyle Larson 242   -85  
5   Brad Keselowski 232   -95  
6   William Byron 228   -99  
7   Ryan Blaney 226   -101  
8   Kevin Harvick 225   -102  
9   Chase Elliott 211   -116  
10   Christopher Bell 186   -141  
10   Austin Dillon 186   -141  
12   Michael McDowell 183   -144  
12   Kyle Busch 183   -144  
14   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 180   -147  
15   Kurt Busch 173   -154  
16   Alex Bowman 172   -155  
17   Chris Buescher 168   -159  
18   Ryan Preece 154   -173  
19   Ryan Newman 149   -178  
20   Daniel Suarez 144   -183  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Joey Logano 1   269  
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 1   247  
3   Kyle Larson 1   242  
4   William Byron 1   228  
5   Ryan Blaney 1   226  
6   Christopher Bell 1   186  
7   Michael McDowell 1   183  
8   Denny Hamlin 0   327  
9   Brad Keselowski 0   232  
10   Kevin Harvick 0   225  
11   Chase Elliott 0   211  
12   Austin Dillon 0   186  
13   Kyle Busch 0   183  
14   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0   180  
15   Kurt Busch 0   173  
16   Alex Bowman 0   172