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NASCAR Cup Series race number 10 of 34
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.080 miles)

Time of race: 3:26:30
Average speed: 147.62 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 7 for 34 laps
Margin of victory: .102 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 35
Green flag passes: 9,738 (62.0 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1102   Brad Keselowski Money Lion   (Roger Penske)Ford191running1495
2 424   William Byron Liberty University   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet191running12410
32334   Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops / Speedco   (Bob Jenkins)Ford191running0450
4164   Kevin Harvick Busch Dog Brew   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford191running12350
51321   Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford191running28421
63816   Kaz Grala Chevrolet / Hyperice   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet191running0310
7208   Tyler Reddick Roland   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet191running0300
8113   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet191running0290
9 712   Ryan Blaney Menards / Sylvania   (Roger Penske)Ford191running11420
102741   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford191running0270
112514   Chase Briscoe Rush Truck Centers / Cummins   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford191running1260
123038   Anthony Alfredo Speedy Cash   (Bob Jenkins)Ford191running0250
13286   Ryan Newman Castrol   (Jack Roush)Ford191running2240
142937   Ryan Preece Kroger / Reese's   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet191running9290
151410   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford191running16220
161842   Ross Chastain Caregility / Yorktel   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet191running12210
17 620   Christopher Bell DeWalt   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota191running2230
18 918   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota191running6260
192423   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota191running16281
203996   Harrison Burton Dex Imaging   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota191running000
212117   Chris Buescher Fastenal / Milwaukee   (Jack Roush)Ford191running0250
22267   Corey LaJoie Fox Nation   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet191running0150
231999   Daniel Suarez CommScope   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet191running0140
24 89   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet191running3210
253178   B.J. McLeod Long-Lewis Automotive Group   (B.J. McLeod)Ford191running000
263715   J.J. Yeley Arrowhead Brass   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet191running000
272243   Erik Jones U.S. Air Force Tuskegee Airmen   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet190crash7100
283351   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet190running000
294066   Timmy Hill Supreme Transportation   (Carl Long)Ford190running000
303477   Justin Haley FOE   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet190running000
31 319   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota189running060
32 111   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota188running43120
331747   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. NOS Energy Drink   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet186running070
343528   Joey Gase Register Me Davey Allison Tribute   (Rick Ware)Ford186running000
35151   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet185running020
363652   Josh Bilicki Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Ford180running010
373200   Quin Houff Permatex   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet168crash010
38 548   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet123dvp050
39 222   Joey Logano Autotrader   (Roger Penske)Ford59crash1010
40125   Kyle Larson Hendrickcars.com   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet3engine010
* Race extended to 191 laps due to overtime.

Top 10 in Stage 1: #21, 12, 9, 11, 24, 17, 48, 34, 4, 20
Top 10 in Stage 2: #23, 2, 34, 18, 37, 12, 17, 47, 20, 96

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Denny Hamlin11unapproved adjustments
Martin Truex, Jr.19unapproved adjustments
Christopher Bell20unapproved adjustments
Bubba Wallace23unapproved adjustments
Cody Ware51multiple inspection failures
B.J. McLeod78unapproved adjustments
Harrison Burton96unapproved adjustments

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
27304   competition#52
31399  
40434   #28 spun turn 4none
446017  
61666   #2,11,14,22,23,47 accident backstretch#7
6710438  
1051095   fluid backstretch#42
11011910  
1201267   #9,11,19,24,48 accident frontstretchnone
12717246  
1731764   #00 accident turn 2#78
1771859  
1861894   debris frontstretch#6
1901912  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.8%             Average green flag run: 19.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  William Byron111
  Joey Logano21110
  Bubba Wallace12143
  Kevin Harvick15184
  Bubba Wallace19213
  Kyle Busch22265
  Chase Briscoe27271
  Denny Hamlin284821
  Ryan Blaney49502
  Matt DiBenedetto51544
  Ryan Preece55562
  Matt DiBenedetto57626
  Ryan Newman63631
  Chase Elliott64663
  Denny Hamlin67682
  Matt DiBenedetto69713
  William Byron72721
  Denny Hamlin739220
  Kyle Busch93931
  Ryan Preece941007
  William Byron10111010
  Matt DiBenedetto1111111
  Bubba Wallace11212110
  Ryan Newman1221221
  Ryan Blaney1231319
  Aric Almirola13214716
  Ross Chastain1481503
  Kevin Harvick1511522
  Ross Chastain1531531
  Kevin Harvick1541596
  Christopher Bell1601612
  Ross Chastain1621698
  Erik Jones1701767
  Matt DiBenedetto17719014
  Brad Keselowski1911911

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 446    
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 359   -87  
3   Joey Logano 353   -93  
4   William Byron 351   -95  
5   Ryan Blaney 346   -100  
6   Brad Keselowski 318   -128  
7   Kevin Harvick 308   -138  
8   Chase Elliott 306   -140  
9   Kyle Larson 300   -146  
10   Christopher Bell 280   -166  
11   Kyle Busch 271   -175  
12   Austin Dillon 268   -178  
13   Michael McDowell 244   -202  
14   Alex Bowman 241   -205  
15   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 229   -217  
15   Chris Buescher 229   -217  
17   Matt DiBenedetto 217   -229  
18   Kurt Busch 216   -230  
19   Ryan Newman 198   -248  
20   Bubba Wallace 196   -250  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 2   359  
2   Joey Logano 1   353  
3   William Byron 1   351  
4   Ryan Blaney 1   346  
5   Brad Keselowski 1   318  
6   Kyle Larson 1   300  
7   Christopher Bell 1   280  
8   Michael McDowell 1   244  
9   Alex Bowman 1   241  
10   Denny Hamlin 0   446  
11   Kevin Harvick 0   308  
12   Chase Elliott 0   306  
13   Kyle Busch 0   271  
14   Austin Dillon 0   268  
15   Chris Buescher 0   229  
15   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0   229