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NASCAR Cup Series race number 2 of 33
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Daytona Intl. Speedway Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
70 laps on a 3.610 mile road course (252.700 miles)

Time of race: 2:59:32
Average speed: 84.452 mph
Pole speed: metric qualifying
Cautions: 8 for 12 laps
Margin of victory: 2.119 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12
Green flag passes: 2,877 (49.6 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2021 NASCAR Cup Series results   /   2021 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsStatusLedPtsPPts
11220   Christopher Bell Rheem   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota70running5475
21122   Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil   (Roger Penske)Ford70running10520
3 411   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota70running5521
4171   Kurt Busch Monster Energy   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet70running2480
5152   Brad Keselowski Discount Tire   (Roger Penske)Ford70running0390
6 54   Kevin Harvick Mobil 1   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford70running0330
73416   A.J. Allmendinger Hyperice   (Matthew Kaulig)Chevrolet70running200
8 234   Michael McDowell Fr8 Auctions   (Bob Jenkins)Ford70running0290
9 637   Ryan Preece Kroger / Coca-Cola   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet70running0280
103648   Alex Bowman Ally   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet70running0270
113017   Chris Buescher Fastenal / MCR Safety   (Jack Roush)Ford70running0270
121919   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats & ATVs   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota70running0350
131341   Cole Custer Dixie Vodka   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford70running0270
143743   Erik Jones Petty's Garage   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Chevrolet70running0230
152712   Ryan Blaney Menards / Libman   (Roger Penske)Ford70running0220
163599   Daniel Suarez iFly   (Trackhouse Racing)Chevrolet70running2210
172610   Aric Almirola Smithfield   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford70running0200
181647   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Cottonelle   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Chevrolet70running0190
193896   Ty Dillon Toyota Certified Used Vehicles   (Gaunt Brothers)Toyota70running000
20336   Ryan Newman Castrol Carbon Neutral   (Jack Roush)Ford70running0170
21 19   Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet70running44311
223138   Anthony Alfredo The Pete Store   (Bob Jenkins)Ford70running0150
233915   James Davison Signing Day Sports   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet70running0140
242077   Justin Haley AirMed Care Network   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet70running000
252151   Cody Ware Nurtec ODT   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet70running000
261023   Bubba Wallace Door Dash   (23XI Racing)Toyota70running0110
272553   Garrett Smithley Clix Wipers   (Rick Ware)Chevrolet70running000
282878   Scott Heckert Motorsport Games   (B.J. McLeod)Ford70running090
294066   Timmy Hill CrashClaimsR.us   (Carl Long)Toyota70running000
30 85   Kyle Larson Nations Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet70running0120
31 77   Corey LaJoie Netflix / The Crew   (Spire Motorsports)Chevrolet70running060
321814   Chase Briscoe Ford Performance Racing School   (Stewart Haas Racing)Ford70running050
332224   William Byron Axalta   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet69running080
34 33   Austin Dillon Dow Mobility Science   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet69running060
351418   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota69running030
362352   Josh Bilicki Jacob Companies   (Rick Ware)Ford68brakes010
373221   Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft / Quick Lane   (Wood Brothers)Ford65running010
38248   Tyler Reddick CAT Rental Store   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet58crash010
39 942   Ross Chastain McDonald's   (Chip Ganassi)Chevrolet26crash010
402900   Quin Houff Mane 'N Tail   (StarCom Racing)Chevrolet3engine010
Top 10 in Stage 1: #9, 22, 11, 2, 1, 5, 19, 3, 4, 17
Top 10 in Stage 2: #11, 1, 22, 20, 19, 9, 24, 41, 16, 18

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Erik Jones43engine change (from the Daytona 500)
Garrett Smithley53unapproved adjustments
Justin Haley77multiple inspection failures

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCJoey Gase53Rick WareFord
DCB.J. McLeod78B.J. McLeodFord

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
331   debris backstretchnone
4129  
13131   debris turn 1none
14174  
18192   end of stage 1none
20278  
28292   #12,42 accident turn 6none
30356  
36372   end of stage 2none
385619  
57582   rain#66
59591  
60601   #8 accident turn 3#38
61611  
62621   #7,9 accident turn 5#78
63708  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.1%             Average green flag run: 6.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Chase Elliott11212
  Christopher Bell13131
  Chase Elliott142815
  A.J. Allmendinger29302
  Denny Hamlin31355
  Daniel Suarez36372
  Kurt Busch38381
  Christopher Bell39402
  Chase Elliott415717
  Joey Logano58614
  Kurt Busch62621
  Joey Logano63686
  Christopher Bell69702

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Denny Hamlin 104    
2   Joey Logano 92   -12  
3   Kevin Harvick 83   -21  
4   Christopher Bell 82   -22  
5   Chase Elliott 79   -25  
6   Michael McDowell 75   -29  
7   Ryan Preece 74   -30  
8   Kurt Busch 65   -39  
9   Austin Dillon 64   -40  
9   Brad Keselowski 64   -40  
11   Cole Custer 54   -50  
12   Kyle Larson 53   -51  
13   Bubba Wallace 52   -52  
14   Martin Truex, Jr. 47   -57  
15   Corey LaJoie 38   -66  
15   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 38   -66  
17   Kyle Busch 35   -69  
18   Chris Buescher 34   -70  
18   Ryan Blaney 34   -70  
20   Ross Chastain 33   -71  

Playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverWinsPoints
1   Christopher Bell 1   82  
2   Michael McDowell 1   75  
3   Denny Hamlin 0   104  
4   Joey Logano 0   92  
5   Kevin Harvick 0   83  
6   Chase Elliott 0   79  
7   Ryan Preece 0   74  
8   Kurt Busch 0   65  
9   Austin Dillon 0   64  
9   Brad Keselowski 0   64  
11   Cole Custer 0   54  
12   Kyle Larson 0   53  
13   Bubba Wallace 0   52  
14   Martin Truex, Jr. 0   47  
15   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0   38  
15   Corey LaJoie 0   38