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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Darlington Spring Race Page

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Darlington Raceway
Time: 1:00pm/et
Laps: 147 - Stages: 45/45/57
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

In a dramatic two-lap overtime shootout, Justin Allgaier squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry and held on to win Saturday’s Steakhouse Elite 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway.(Read more)(5-8-2021)

In a caution-filled race, #7-Justin Allgaier won the Steakhouse Elite 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway. The win is his second win of the year, having also won at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March.
#8-Josh Berry finished second, followed by #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Noah Gragson and #18-Daniel Hemric.
#51-Jeremy Clements, #1-Michael Annett, #02-Brett Moffitt, #39-Ryan Sie and, #36-Alex Labbe rounded out the top 10.
After crossing the finish line in fourth, Gragson’s car initially failed post-race inspection for an issue with the rear suspension mounting. However, JR Motorsports won the appeal on Wednesday (May 12), giving Gragson his finishing position back.
#22-Austin Cindric won the first stage under caution, while #20-Harrison Burton won the second stage, his first stage victory of the 2021 season.
There were 13 lead changes among seven drivers and nine cautions for 43 laps.
The average speed of the 200-mile race was 98.739 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Darlington Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Darlington:
Justin Allgaier won the 2nd Annual Steakhouse Elite 200, his 16th victory in 348 NASCAR Xfinity
Series races.
This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 12 races at Darlington Raceway.
Josh Berry posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway. It is his second
top-five and fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
Brandon Jones (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington Raceway. It is his fifth top-five finish of 2021.
Josh Berry (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Noah Grason (fourth) wins the Dash 4 Cash at Darlington Raceway and claims the $100,000 bonus for the third time this season and joins Justin Allgaier, Josh Berry and Brandon Jones as qualifiers for the final Dash 4 Cash round at Dover International Speedway.

Xfinity Series Standings after Darlington (Race 9 of 33):
1) Austin Cindric (2 wins) 388 points
2) Justin Allgaier (2 wins) 265, -123
3) AJ Allmendinger (1 win) 297, -92
4) Jeb Burton (1 win) 294, -94
5) Myatt Snider (1 win) 263. -125
6) Daniel Hemric 349, -39
7) Harrison Burton 321, -67
8) Justin Haley 293, -94
9) Noah Gragson 268, -118
10) Jeremy Clements 253, -134
11) Brandon Jones 233, -154
12) Michael Annett 213, -176
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: None

Pit Stall Selections

#16-AJ Allmendinger will start from the pole for Saturday’s Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway. #22-Austin Cindric will lineup second, with #10-Jeb Burton, #11-Justin Haley and #9-Noah Gragson rounding out the top five.
#98-Riley Herbst, #18-Daniel Hemric, #20-Harrison Burton, #68-Brandon Brown and #2-Myatt Snider complete the top 10.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Steakhouse Elite 200 Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway is posted, with 43 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] listed.
#23-Tanner Berryhill and #99-Ryan Ellis will be making their first start of the 2021 season.
Based on points, the #03-Andy Lally, #31-Jordan Anderson and #77-Ronnie Bassett Jr. will not make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page.

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, May 7
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
4:00 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM 7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD

Saturday, May 8
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
5:00 AM 12:00 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:30 AM 12:00 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:40 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
1:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.1 MILES)
4:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT