NASCAR is heading again to the Daytona International Speedway for the second time in as many weeks on Sunday, this time for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 road race.
This is the second yr NASCAR has included the race in its Truck, Xfinity and Cup collection races because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Chase turned the course’s first winner in 2020 and can now attempt to replicate that feat.
Elliott holds the pole place heading into Sunday’s race, however that is not the one benefit he has forward of the Daytona race: He has gained at NASCAR’s final 4 road programs, main a complete of 176 laps in that span. Another win Sunday will put him inside one race of tying Jeff Gordon’s record-six consecutive road course wins.
Elliott’s No. 9 automobile has already seen some success on the course this yr, as properly; he completed second within the Clash at Daytona, behind Kyle Busch. Sunday’s discipline will embrace 21 complete drivers who drove within the unofficial opener for the 2021 NASCAR season. Busch is available in at the No. 14 place forward of Sunday’s race; Michael McDowell, who final Sunday gained the Daytona 500, is second.
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NASCAR at Daytona live updates, highlights from road course race
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5:03 p.m.: And now Kurt Busch takes over the lead place in Lap 38. Elliott strikes as much as fourth.
4:59 p.m.: Daniel Suarez, DiBenedetto and Kurt Busch take positions 1-3, respectively heading into the restart. Elliott is at sixth; Hamlin and Bell are fourth and fifth.
4:52 p.m.: Good portion of the sphere pits below warning on Lap 36.
4:48 p.m: Denny Hamlin wins Stage 2, with Elliott coming in sixth. Here are the opposite top-10 finishers for the stage:
Denny Hamlin wins Stage 2. He has three playoff factors now as a result of he swept the primary two phases final week.
Others getting stage factors:
9. No one (Allmendinger would not get factors)
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 21, 2021
4:46 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. locks up heading into the frontstretch chicane, dropping a few positions. within the course of. No must pit, nonetheless. And now Elliott’s proper on his rear.
4:43 p.m.: And there’s Elliott climbing the positions; he is now seventh.
4:42 p.m.: Bubba Wallace’s automobile locks up and he is pressured to pit; no warning mandatory.
4:38 p.m.: Allmendinger, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson take the highest three positions within the restart; Elliott begins at 11 however falls again to 2 positions to thirteenth.
4:37 p.m.: Chastain’s day is completed.
4:33 p.m.: We’re on Lap 13 of 18 within the second stage; a very good portion of the sphere, in the meantime, pits below warning.
4:31 p.m.: And now Tyler Reddick’s automobile has slowed to a crawl on the oval. Not certain what the difficulty is there.
4:29 p.m.: We’re below our fourth warning as Ross Chastain’s automobile hit the wall popping out of Turn 6. He was twentieth at the time the yellow flag waved; he has some injury to his automobile — appears to be like like his suspension — however is ready to drive off. Now he is attempting to get to pit row as rapidly as potential with out tearing up his automobile.
4:24 p.m.: Keselowski, eleventh, misses the backstretch chicane and needed to make a cease. He misplaced three positions and is now 14th.
4:15 p.m.: No points for the sphere in any of the primary six seems again onto the oval; racing’s getting just a little smoother.
4:13 p.m.: Elliott, Logano and Hamlin maintain the highest three positions heading into the restart.
4 p.m.: Elliott picks up proper the place he left off on road programs, successful Stage 1 handily. Here are the opposite drivers who earned factors:
Chase Elliott simply wins Stage 1 at the Daytona road course.
Others getting stage factors:
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 21, 2021
3:54 p.m.: Christopher Bell is first popping out of the restart however Elliott rapidly jumps again out to the lead with simply three laps remaining within the stage. Keselowski and Joey Logano — who had been at the middle of the Daytona 500 crash — are behind him within the second and third positions, respectively.
3:47 p.m.: We’re below our second warning with 5 laps left within the stage; Brad Keselowski’s automobile appeared to lock up, leading to a flat tire. Matt DiBenedetto suffered appreciable injury to his automobile as properly.
3:42 p.m.: Elliott, in the meantime, has a notable lead over second-place Hamlin; 4, happening 5 seconds on Lap 10.
3:41 p.m.: Brief second between Ryan Blaney and AJ Allmendinger because the latter brake-checked Blaney on the oval.
3:35 p.m.: Chase Briscoe falls to the rear after spinning out on the frontstretch chicane; your entire discipline just about needed to take evasive maneuvers round him as his automobile sat idle. No warning, although; he wheels round and continues racing.
3:31 p.m.: And we’re again on Lap 4 of 70. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and Denny Hamlin are within the high three positions popping out of the warning.
3:27 p.m.: One lap in and we’re already below warning for particles. Kyle Busch is within the pit getting some work carried out on his automobile; McDowell can be getting his automobile seemed at.
3:21 p.m.: Michael McDowell is the primary driver — however not the one one — to overshoot Turn 1. The Daytona 500 winner loses place instantly. Kyle Busch appears to have sustained some injury to his entrance proper tire as properly.
3:13 p.m.: It’s about that point.
NASCAR race begin time right now
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 21
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET (Green flag at 3:20 p.m. ET)
- TV channel: Fox (TSN5 in Canada)
- Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona Road Course is scheduled to wave at 3:20 p.m. ET.
Although NASCAR will race on the Daytona Road Course on Sunday even when it will get moist, there nonetheless will probably be weather-related threats: If the rain is simply too heavy, if there’s lightning within the space or if there’s an excessive amount of water on the course. The climate forecast for Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday is partly cloudy skies, temperatures within the mid-60s and a few 15 % probability of precipitation.
NASCAR at Daytona beginning lineup
The beginning lineup for Sunday’s race on the Daytona Road Course was decided by means of a mathematical formulation NASCAR adopted late within the 2020 season. The similar process for setting lineups with out qualifying is ready for use for almost all of races in 2021.
The formulation produced this beginning lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race on the Daytona Road Course:
|1.||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2.||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|3.||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|4.||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5.||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6.||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|7.||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|8.||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9.||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10.||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|11.||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|12.||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13.||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|14.||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15.||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|16.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|17.||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|18.||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|19.||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20.||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|21.||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|22.||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|23.||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|24.||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|25.||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|26.||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|27.||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|28.||Scott Heckert||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|29.||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|30.||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|31.||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|32.||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|33.||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|34.||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|35.||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|36.||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|37.||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|38.||Ty Dillon||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|39.||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|40.||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|