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NASCAR Cup Series race number 12 of 22
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
293 laps on a 1.366 mile paved track (400.238 miles)

Time of race: 3:14:21
Average speed: 123.562 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 6 for 36 laps
Margin of victory: 2.571 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19
Green flag passes: 2,939 (11.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
1 419   Martin Truex, Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota293running248607
2145   Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet293running0480
3 318   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota293running9430
4 524   William Byron Valvoline Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet293running0430
5 711   Denny Hamlin Sport Clips   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota293running5480
6 24   Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Throwback   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford293running10370
7 69   Chase Elliott Hooters Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet293running0330
81612   Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts   (Roger Penske)Ford293running0350
91117   Chris Buescher Fifth Third Bank   (Jack Roush)Ford293running1290
10206   Ryan Newman Kohler Generators   (Jack Roush)Ford292running0270
112214   Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com Throwback   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford292running0260
12108   Tyler Reddick Quartz Hill Records   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet292running2360
131222   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford292running0330
142120   Christopher Bell Rheem   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota292running3280
151842   Ross Chastain McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet291running10220
16 93   Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet291running0210
171948   Alex Bowman Ally Throwback   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet291running0210
182643   Erik Jones STP   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet291running0190
19 821   Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Dutch Boy   (Wood Brothers)Ford290running0180
202847   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger / Tide   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet290running0170
212323   Bubba Wallace Root Insurance   (23XI Racing)Toyota290running0160
22307   Corey LaJoie In Memory of Alan Kulwicki   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet290running0150
231599   Daniel Suarez Camping World Throwback   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet290running0140
24 12   Brad Keselowski Freightliner   (Roger Penske)Ford290running4130
252937   Ryan Preece Velveeta   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet290running0120
262538   Anthony Alfredo We Care   (Bob Jenkins)Ford289running0110
271334   Michael McDowell Fr8 Auctions   (Bob Jenkins)Ford288running0100
283177   Justin Haley FOE Mother's Day   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet288running000
293453   J.J. Yeley Fat Boy Ice Cream   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet286running000
303500   Quin Houff Bos Klein / RCA   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet286running070
313615   James Davison Hope Givers Throwback   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet286running060
323278   B.J. McLeod CorvetteParts.net / Keen Parts   (B.J. McLeod)Ford285running000
333752   Josh Bilicki Insurance King Throwback   (Rick Ware)Ford245running040
343351   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Throwback   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet188driveshaft100
35171   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet106crash020
362441   Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Mother's Day   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford97crash010
372710   Aric Almirola Smithfield / Winn-Dixie   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford5crash010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #19, 11, 8, 5, 4, 22, 12, 9, 24, 48
Top 10 in Stage 2: #19, 18, 24, 11, 5, 20, 22, 8, 12, 17

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Chase Elliott9unapproved adjustments
Aric Almirola10multiple inspection failures

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
7115   #10 accident backstretchnone
122211  
23286   #18 accident turn 4none
299163  
92976   end of stage 1#1
98992  
1001045   #41,38 accident backstretch#14
1051073  
1081147   #1,23 accident frontstretchnone
11518672  
1871937   end of stage 2#43
194293100  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.3%             Average green flag run: 36.7 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Brad Keselowski144
  Kevin Harvick5139
  Kyle Busch14218
  Martin Truex, Jr.22243
  Tyler Reddick25251
  Cody Ware26261
  Martin Truex, Jr.276034
  Tyler Reddick61611
  Ross Chastain627110
  Martin Truex, Jr.729221
  Denny Hamlin93931
  Martin Truex, Jr.9411017
  Denny Hamlin1111144
  Martin Truex, Jr.11514430
  Chris Buescher1451451
  Kevin Harvick1461461
  Christopher Bell1471493
  Martin Truex, Jr.15018738
  Kyle Busch1881881
  Martin Truex, Jr.189293105

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 529    
2   Martin Truex, Jr. 454   -75  
3   William Byron 428   -101  
4   Joey Logano 406   -123  
5   Ryan Blaney 405   -124  
6   Kyle Larson 385   -144  
6   Kevin Harvick 385   -144  
8   Chase Elliott 382   -147  
9   Brad Keselowski 379   -150  
10   Kyle Busch 373   -156  
11   Christopher Bell 320   -209  
12   Austin Dillon 316   -213  
13   Chris Buescher 287   -242  
14   Alex Bowman 281   -248  
15   Michael McDowell 278   -251  
16   Tyler Reddick 268   -261  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 268   -261  
18   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 249   -280  
19   Ryan Newman 246   -283  
20   Kurt Busch 240   -289  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Martin Truex, Jr. 3   454  
2   William Byron 1   428  
3   Joey Logano 1   406  
4   Ryan Blaney 1   405  
5   Kyle Larson 1   385  
6   Brad Keselowski 1   379  
7   Kyle Busch 1   373  
8   Christopher Bell 1   320  
9   Alex Bowman 1   281  
10   Michael McDowell 1   278  
11   Denny Hamlin 0   529  
12   Kevin Harvick 0   385  
13   Chase Elliott 0   382  
14   Austin Dillon 0   316  
15   Chris Buescher 0   287  
16   Matt DiBenedetto 0   268