Ryan Blaney will probably be using into Darlington and the playoffs with some severe momentum.
Every week in the past, he gained at Michigan for his second win of the season. On Saturday, he took the lead in extra time of a busy Coke Zero Sugar 400 and was far sufficient forward on the ultimate lap to keep away from a second massive crash that took out a lot of the remaining area and earn win No. 3 of 2021 at Daytona International Speedway.
With the ultimate spot in NASCAR’s Cup Series playoffs on the road Saturday, drivers have been further aggressive on the oval. The first massive crash took out quite a few drivers and almost worn out Tyler Reddick, who hoped to safe sufficient factors to carry onto his spot in the playoffs. The wreck introduced out the pink flag and finally pressured Reddick to pit 3 times between two yellow-flag durations. He completed sixth in the race and punched his ticket to the playoffs because the sixteenth entrant.
Another massive crash, this time involving Chase Elliott and Matt DiBenedetto, collected extra automobiles and despatched the race to extra time with three laps to go. Chris Buescher, who wanted to win to succeed in the playoffs, was main out of the warning however was handed late by Blaney and completed second. (UPDATE: Buescher was disqualified after a postrace inspection detected an unlawful observe bar mounting meeting on his automobile.) Kyle Larson completed twenty first however nonetheless claimed the regular-season championship.
The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs start Sept. 5 with the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, the primary of three races in the Round of 16.
Sporting News tracked reside updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Daytona on Saturday evening. Follow under for full outcomes from the Coke Zero Sugar 400
NASCAR at Daytona reside updates, highlights from Coke Zero Sugar 400
10:58 p.m.: Kyle Larson is the regular-season champion.
10:56 p.m.: Reddick clinches the ultimate playoff spot.
10:54 p.m.: Blaney cleared the pack as one other massive crash takes out quite a few drivers. Blaney wins the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
10:53 p.m.: Blaney is main the race on the ultimate lap. LaJoie strikes up into second.
10:52 p.m.: The race is again in inexperienced. Two laps to go.
10:43 p.m.: This race is now in extra time.
10:41 p.m.: Here’s the massive one.
10:41 p.m.: Buescher is now main the race because it strikes to yellow.
10:39 p.m.: Matt DiBenedetto makes a cross-over transfer to take the lead, however he falls behind Elliott. The two have collided and now an enormous crash is amassing an enormous swath of automobiles with three laps to go.
10:39 p.m.: Logano had a flat tire and he is capable of make it to pit highway and preserve the race in inexperienced.
10:37 p.m.: Elliott moved into the lead briefly, however Buescher held him off. He’s now falled again down far as Elliott and Hamlin transfer into the one and two spots.
10:37 p.m.: Lots of contact late. Buescher strikes up into the highest spot forward of Logano and Blaney.
10:37 p.m.: Chris Buescher has moved into the highest three late in the race. He’s preventing for a playoff spot, needing a win to make it into the sector.
10:34 p.m.: 10 laps to go along with Logano main Blaney on the restart.
10:31 p.m.: Reddick is again in pit row, however he’s off as soon as once more.
10:29 p.m.: Dillon goes to be getting a brand new battery to try to end the race. Reddick is again out after a cease to pit row.
10:27 p.m.: The yellow flag is again out.
10:25 p.m.: Reddick is heading again to pit row.
Reddick will pit once more for brand spanking new tires and clear what they assume was oil beneath the hood.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 29, 2021
10:17 p.m.: Byron is formally achieved after that crash.
10:14 p.m.: These are the stakes for Reddick. He may very well be in hazard if he isn’t capable of end this race.
Dillon unofficially must beat Reddick by 19 spots (18 if second) to go him in factors.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 29, 2021
10:13 p.m.: Here’s one other look at that crash that collected a number of contenders.
10:11 p.m.: This race has been placed on a pink flag to wash the observe. Reddick is off pit highway, however there may be loads of smoke coming off the again of his automobile.
10:09 p.m.: Truex will get changed into the surface wall. He collected Byron and others.
10:08 p.m.: There’s a crash and warning flag comes out. Among the broken automobiles is Reddick, who had smoke popping out the again of the automobile. He may very well be in hazard of dropping his spot forward of Dillon in factors if he cannot get again out to the race. Pit crew trying underneath the hood now.
10:07 p.m.: Logano, Blaney and Almirola are the highest three on the restart.
10:04 p.m.: Dillon is heading to the rear for dashing on pit highway.
10:03 p.m.: Kyle Busch is the primary off pit highway with Truex and LaJoie proper behind him.
10:01 p.m.: Brad Keselowski will get the free go and the Fords that pitted on inexperienced will transfer as much as the entrance because the Toyotas and Chevys go to pit highway on the warning.
9:59 p.m.: The warning has acome out with Joey Gase and Ware having a minor crash. Garrett Smithley spun out to begin the chain.
9:55 p.m.: The Toyotas and Chevys main the way in which nonetheless have not taken a pit cease as Wallace stays out in entrance of Busch and Chastain. They must be nearing pit highway quickly although as they might want to refuel to complete the race.
9:51 p.m.: Wallace, Busch and Chastain are preventing it out for the highest spot. Wallace is the present chief with 30 laps to go.
9:47 p.m.: Wallace had taken a lead after the Fords went for a pit, however Chastain passes him with 36 to go.
9:46 p.m.: Harvick leads a number of automobiles out for a inexperienced flag pit cease as they pull apart for gas.
9:45 p.m.: Chastain is operating an enormous lead out proper now from the within. Should he win, he would be the sixteenth playoff qualifier.
9:42 p.m.: Alex Bowman was spun earlier, and he is now moved as much as second behind solely Chastain.
9:38 p.m.: Blaney passes from the within with Chastain now in entrance on the surface lane. Neither is ready to get out totally in entrance of the opposite.
9:36 p.m.: Logano rides up the within to go Harvick and Chastain follows Logano to maneuver into second. Chastain is attempting to maneuver up in entrance of Logano, who’s now on the surface.
9:34 p.m.: Harvick and Logano soar to the highest two positions forward of Hamlin.
9:32 p.m.: Hamlin takes the lead over Byron with Wallace now in third and Harvick operating fourth.
9:31 p.m.: The closing stage is in the inexperienced.
9:25 p.m.: Byron, Hamlin, Harvick are the primary three off pit highway at the beginning of the ultimate stage.
9:21 p.m.: Dillon makes a transfer to go all the way in which as much as second on the ultimate lap as Logano wins the stage. Reddick finishes fourth.
9:21 p.m.: Blaney and the within line have fallen again as Logano and Reddick are actually taking the highest two spots.
9:17 p.m.: Logano is switching between the within and outdoors lane to maintain his maintain on the lead. Ryan Blaney is ready to pull out only a bit forward, however he cannot clear Logano. Logano retakes the lead, but additionally cannot clear. These two are simply going backwards and forwards from the within (Blaney) and outdoors (Logano).
9:15 p.m.: Less than 10 laps to go in the stage, Logano, Reddick and Stenhouse make up the highest three.
9:11 p.m.: Kyle Larson has jumped up into the highest 10. He’s operating proper behind Hamlin.
9:08 p.m.: Reddick is as much as second place with 17 laps remaining. He was not among the many high 10 at the top of the primary stage.
9:06 p.m.: Green flag is again out. Bell, Logano and LaJoie are the highest three on the restart.
8:59 p.m.: Aric Almirola takes some injury to his automobile in an incident after automobiles on the within began to pile up. The warning flag is out.
8:57 p.m.: Halfway by the second stage, this is the highest 10: Bell, Stenhouse, Kyle Busch, Dillon, Logano, Truex, Elliott, LaJoie, Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick.
8:55 p.m.: Logano is main a line on the within all the way in which up. He’s moved into the highest 10 and has the prospect to maintain going.
8:54 p.m.: Broadcast exhibits that Truex had particles when he moved again, and now Bell has particles on the entrance of his automobile. This has persistently been a problem to this point for the leaders.
8:53 p.m.: Bell passes Truex for the lead with 30 laps left in the second stage. Stenhouse, Busch and Corey LaJoie take the prospect to maneuver up in entrance of Truex as properly, however Truex is ready to transfer again shortly in entrance of LaJoie.
8:45 p.m.: NBC broadcast exhibits Hamlin’s coronary heart fee is simply round 100 beats per minute. The expertise displaying in him as he fights to complete the common season main in factors.
8:43 p.m.: Truex is the chief now with Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. trailing behind him.
8:41 p.m.: Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. are main the race on the restart.
8:38 p.m.: Logano is distributed to the rear for throwing tools.
8:35 p.m.: Cody Ware simply refills on gas and takes the lead out of pit highway, leaping up 15 spots.
8:33 p.m.: Right at the top of the stage, Kyle Busch had an unimaginable save to maintain himself from hitting the wall.
8:31 p.m.: Hamlin has actually been pushing Elliott, however Elliott holds on to win the stage. A warning comes out at the beginning of the second stage.
8:30 p.m.: Dillon tries to make his transfer on the within, however nobody follows him and he drops again to fifth with one lap to go on the stage. Elliott is staying up entrance.
8:27 p.m.: Elliott makes an aggressive transfer on the within to retaket he lead. Logano tries to go him on the surface as properly, nevertheless it does not work, and he drops again.
8:24 p.m.: Elliott has particles on the entrance of his automobile, and he may need to pit. He strikes again, and falls all the way down to fourth behind Logano, Custer and Dillon. The transfer works although as he is capable of clear the particles.
8:20 p.m.: The order hasn’t modified a lot because the automobiles stay racing in a single-file line on the surface. Elliott remains to be main Logano and Custer with 13 laps to go in the primary stage.
8:15 p.m.: Dillon has been racing close to the entrance of the race for a lot of the evening. He’s in fourth proper now, whereas Reddick is in twenty first.
8:12 p.m.: Two extensive at the entrance between Elliott and Cole Custer on Lap 28.
8:11 p.m.: There’s the inexperienced flag, and the race hits the restart at Lap 26.
8:09 p.m.: Michael McDowell’s automobile begins smoking, and it appears like his day is over.
8:05 p.m.: Elliott maintains his lead coming off pit highway as all of the drivers stopped just for extra gas.
8:02 p.m.: Competition warning comes out on Lap 20.
8:00 p.m.: Austin Dillon takes the lead on Lap 19 as Ross Chastain is pressured to take an early pit cease for 2 tires.
7:57 p.m.: Byron and Ross Chastain pull in entrance of Hamlin on the surface on Lap 15.
7:55 p.m.: Hamlin is up in first now with Byron in second and Bubba Wallace in third. Hamlin has a assured playoff spot, however he has an opportunity to take the lead in common season factors immediately.
7:51 p.m.: Kevin Harvick leads the within lane as much as the entrance, and he takes the lead over Byron on Lap 7.
7:50 p.m.: Hamlin has dropped again to tenth, whereas Byron has been capable of dangle onto his lead six laps into the race.
7:47 p.m.: William Byron is the early chief in the race, conserving Denny Hamlin at bay.
7:45 p.m.: There’s the inexperienced flag. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is formally underway.
7:33 p.m.: Drivers have began their engines.
7:26 p.m.: Time for the singing of the nationwide anthem.
7:14 p.m.: The automobiles are lined up on the grid. Just underneath a half hour till the beginning of the race.
7:08 p.m.: The closing record of automobiles shifting to the rear after inspections tonight. Add Kaz Grala to that record.
No last-minute automobiles to the rear from engine checks … Larson McDowel Alfredo Gase LaJoie Allmendinger to the rear.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 28, 2021
7:04 p.m.: Quite a bit on the road tonight for Tyler Reddick, who’s feeling prepared for the massive race.
6:45 p.m.: Three drivers, together with NASCAR Cup Series chief Kyle Larson, will begin in the again of the race after their automobiles failed pre-race inspection. Larson remains to be credited because the polesitter for the race.
Kyle Larson, Anthony Alfredo, and Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell are shifting to the rear of the sector for tonight’s race.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 28, 2021
NASCAR begin time immediately
- Time: 7 p.m. ET (TV time)
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The inexperienced flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval is scheduled to drop at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Because it is Daytona in the summer time, there’s a likelihood that climate will probably be an element. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. , is for partly sunny skies and a excessive temperature close to 90 levels in the course of the day, adopted by cloudy skies and a low temperature in the excessive 70s at evening. There is the same old likelihood for showers and thunderstorms. The climate service places the possibilities for precipitation at 30 p.c in the course of the day and 20 p.c at evening.
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NASCAR beginning lineup at Daytona
Here is the whole NASCAR beginning lineup for Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway, the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|10||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|11||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|13||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|14||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|18||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|21||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|22||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|23||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|24||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|25||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|26||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|27||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|28||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|29||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|32||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|33||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Joey Gase||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Kaz Grala||16||Kaulig Racing|
|39||Landon Cassill||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|40||David Starr||66||Motorsports Business Management|