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Held on February 14, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
200 L, 500 M, 804.6 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 17 34 Michael McDowell Love's Travel Stops Ford 200 1 running 44
2 12 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevy 200 3 running 42
3 4 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Off Road Chevy 200 7 running 48
4 8 4 Kevin Harvick
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Ford 200 17 running 42
5 25 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Toyota 200 98 running 52
6 11 37 Ryan Preece Cottonelle Chevy 200 0 running 40
7 34 42 Ross Chastain Clover Chevy 200 0 running 32
8 19 77 Jamie McMurray Advent Health Chevy 200 0 running 29
9 16 7 Corey LaJoie Youtheory Chevy 200 0 running 28
10 13 5 Kyle Larson Nations Guard Chevy 200 1 running 37
11 27 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 200 1 running 27
12 9 22 Joey Logano Shell, Pennzoil Ford 199 26 accident 33
13 24 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 199 0 accident 25
14 10 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 199 0 accident 25
15 39 33 Austin Cindric Verizon 5G Ford 199 2 accident 0
16 5 20 Christopher Bell DeWalt Toyota 199 32 running 26
17 6 23 Bubba Wallace Door Dash Toyota 198 1 accident 32
18 21 47 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kroger, NOS Energy Drink Chevy 198 0 running 19
19 30 14 Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com Ford 197 0 running 18
20 28 53 Joey Gase Page Construction Ford 196 0 running 17
21 35 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Chevy 196 0 running 16
22 20 1 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevy 195 0 running 15
23 38 78 B.J. McLeod NASCAR Heats Ford 195 0 running 0
24 37 52 Josh Bilicki Wisconsin Lightning Lab Ford 194 0 running 13
25 26 19 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 193 0 running 12
26 2 24 William Byron Axalta Chevy 191 0 running 11
27 29 8 Tyler Reddick Lenovo Chevy 188 0 running 10
28 40 16 Kaz Grala Hyper Ice Chevy 115 10 dvp 9
29 33 00 Quin Houff Mane 'N Tail Chevy 37 0 accident 8
30 14 12 Ryan Blaney Menards, Blue DEF, Peak Ford 14 0 accident 7
31 22 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 14 0 dvp 6
32 36 38 Anthony Alfredo Speedy Cash Ford 14 0 dvp 5
33 23 21 Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft, Quick Lane (Wood Brothers) Ford 14 0 dvp 4
34 3 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 13 0 accident 3
35 1 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevy 13 1 accident 2
36 15 99 Daniel Suarez iFly Chevy 13 0 accident 1
37 18 36 David Ragan Bob Jenkins Ford 13 0 accident 1
38 7 6 Ryan Newman Kohler Generators Ford 13 0 accident 1
39 31 43 Erik Jones Armor All Chevy 13 0 accident 1
40 32 15 Derrike Cope Jacob Companies Chevy 3 0 accident 1
RACE DATA
Did not start:

Did not qualify: Ty Dillon; Garrett Smithley; Timmy Hill; Noah Gragson

Time of Race: 3h:27:44
Starting Lineup Set By: Time Trials + Qualifying Races
Fast Qualifier: Alex Bowman - 47.056 sec.
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Margin of Victory: Race Ended Under Yellow
Average Speed: 144.416 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps - Laps 4-7 ( #15 accident turn 4); Laps 15-29 (#19,43,77,48,21,8,10,17,12,24,6,20,1,36,38,99 accident turn 3); Laps 39-43 (#00,14 accident frontstretch); Laps 67-71 (end of stage 1); Laps 113-117 (#47,20,5,77 accident backstretch); Laps 132-136 (end of stage 2); Lap 200 (#2,22,37,9,42,18,23,33 accident turn 3)
Lead Changes: 22 among 13 drivers - Alex Bowman (1); Kevin Harvick (2-17); Kaz Grala (18-27); Chase Elliott (28-29); Austin Dillon (30); Cole Custer (31); Denny Hamlin (32-71); Austin Cindric (72-73); Hamlin (74); Christopher Bell (75-106); Dillon (107-108);, Elliott (109); Kyle Larson (110); Hamlin (111-117); Joey Logano (118); Harvick (119); Hamlin (120-128); Bubba Wallace (129); Hamlin (130-132); Dillon (133-136); Hamlin (137-174); Logano (175-199); Michael McDowell (200)