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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Darlington Race Page

Goodyear 400
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Darlington Raceway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Martin Truex Jr. holds on to win NASCAR Cup nail-biter at Darlington: In the final stage of Sunday’s Goodyear 400, Kyle Larson turned a Martin Truex Jr. cakewalk into a study in suspense, but Larson couldn’t keep Truex out of Victory Lane in the 12th NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Truex swept the first two stages and led 248 laps to win his third event of the season and remain the only multiple winner in the series this  year.[Read More](5-9-2021)

#19-Martin Truex, Jr. won the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 2nd win at Darlington and 30th career win.
#5-Larson finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #24-Byron, #11-Hamlin, #4-Harvick, #9-Elliott, #12-Blaney, #17-Buescher, and #6-Newman.
Truex put on a dominating performance, winning both stages, leading 248 of 293 laps and winning by more than 2 seconds despite a late race charge by Larson. Truex led the final 105 laps of the race.
There were 19 lead changes among 10 drivers and 6 cautions for 36 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 123.5662mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Darlington:
Martin Truex Jr. won the 2nd Annual Goodyear 400, his 30th victory in 561 Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 18 races at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2021.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 19 races at Darlington Raceway.
Chase Briscoe (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)(5-9-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
(race 12 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 454
2) #24-William Byron [1 win], 428
3) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 406
4) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 405
5) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 385
6) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 379
7) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 373
8) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 320
9) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 281
10) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 278
11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 529 [point leader]
12) #4-Kevin Harvick, 385
13) #9-Chase Elliott, 382
14) #3-Austin Dillon, 316
15) #17-Chris Buescher, 287
16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 268
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 268
18) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 249
19) #6-Ryan Newman, 246
20) #1-Kurt Busch, 240
See the Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Paint schemes

Cars to the rear: #9-Elliott (unapproved adjustments), #10-Almirola (two time inspection failure)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway have been made.
Pole sitter #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took the 42nd stall, the final available stall on pit road.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(5-6-2021)

#2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.
#4-Harvick will start second, followed by#18-Busch, #19-Truex, Jr., #24-Byron, #9-Elliott, #11-Hamlin, #21-DiBenedetto, #3-Dillon, and #8-Reddick.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting order on the Goodyear 400 Starting Lineup page.(5-5-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Davison, #53-Yeley, #77-Haley.
See the full entry list on the Goodyear 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying at Darlington. This race will be Darlington’s throwback weekend.

Announced throwback paint schemes

2021 Cup Series: Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, May 8
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
10:30 AM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
11:00 AM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM-7:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, May 9
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
8:30 AM-2:30 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:10 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:15 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 90/185/293 LAPS = 400.2 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT