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 sequence races as a result of 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 received 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 automotive has already seen some success on the course this yr, as nicely; he completed second within the Clash at Daytona, behind Kyle Busch. Sunday’s discipline will embody 21 whole 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 received the Daytona 500, is second.
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NASCAR at Daytona live updates, highlights from road course race
This part will likely be up to date roughly across the time the inexperienced flag waves at 3:20 p.m. ET.
NASCAR race begin time at this time
- 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 likely be weather-related threats: If the rain is simply too heavy, if there may be lightning within the space or if there may be 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 couple of 15 % probability of precipitation.
NASCAR at Daytona beginning lineup
The beginning lineup for Sunday’s race on the Daytona Road Course was decided by way of a mathematical method NASCAR adopted late within the 2020 season. The identical process for setting lineups with out qualifying is ready for use for almost all of races in 2021.
The method 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|