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2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona Spring Race Page

Saturday, February, 13, 2021
Daytona International Speedway
Time: 5:00pm/et
Laps: 120 - Stages: 30/30/60
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Austin Cindric took up where he left off in 2020.The reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion held off Brett Moffitt and Harrison Burton in a two-lap NASCAR Overtime dash to win Saturday’s action-filled Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the season-opener. (Read more)(2-13-2021)

22-Austin Cindric won the season opening Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday evening, edging out #02-Brett Moffitt. The win is Cindric’s ninth of his career, and second straight dating back to the end of 2020.
Cindric restarted as the leader on a green-white-checkered finish, and with a shove from #16-AJ Allmendinger, cleared #20-Harrison Burton. Cindric hung on to the lead, blocking both Burton and Moffitt over the final two laps.
Burton finished third, with #10-Jeb Burton and Allmendinger rounding out the top five. #68-Brandon Brown, #2-Myatt Snider, #26-Brandon Gdovic, #18-Daniel Hemric and #23-Jason White filled the top 10.
The first stage was won by #19-Brandon Jones, but he was later involved in an accident. Moffitt ended up winning the second stage, the first of his career.
There were 16 lead changes among 11 drivers and nine cautions.
See full race details at: Race Results, Driver Points, Owner Points, Cumulative Race Report, Penalty Report

Daytona paint schemes

Race Fast Facts – Daytona 

Austin Cindric won the 40th Annual Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300, his ninth victory in 101 Xfinity
Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Daytona International Speedway.
Brett Moffitt (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Harrison Burton (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Vargas (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Austin Cindric becomes the second Xfinity champion from the previous season (2020) to win the
season-opener at Daytona the following year (2021); joining 1996 champion Randy LaJoie. Lajoie
would go on to win the 1997 title as well.
Thie Team Penske’s first win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway.
This is Ford’s sixth victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona.
(NASCAR)(2-13-2021)

Xfinity Series Point Standings after Daytona
1) #22-Austin Cindric, [1 win] 55 points
2) #54-Ty Dillon -15
3) #68-Brandon Brown -17
4) #20-Harrison Burton -18
5) #10-Jeb Burton -22
6) #2-Myatt Snider -22
7) #18-Daniel Hemric -22
8) #16-AJ Allmendinger -23
9) #26-Brandon Gdovic -26
10) Jason White -28
11) Joe Graf Jr. -29
12) Casear Bacarella -30
See the driver point standings and owner point standings.

Pit stall selections

Qualifying for the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway has been canceled due to rain. Per the rulebook, NASCAR has set the field based on last year’s owner points, with #22-Austin Cindric and #7-Justin Allgaier sitting on the front row.
#11-Justin Haley will lineup third, with #98-Riley Herbst fourth and #9-Noah Gragson will round out the top five.
Because qualifying was rained out, just five drivers go home. Two-time Xfinity champion #03-Tyler Reddick, #25-Chris Cockrum, #31-Jordan Anderson, #77 Ronnie Bassett Jr. and #91-Mario Gosselin are the drivers that won’t make the field.

See the complete Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300 Starting Lineup.

Here’s the qualifying order for the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300. #77-Bassett will go out first, while #8-Berry will go out last.

First practice for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International speedway has concluded, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#54-Dillon 192.756 mph
#98-Herbst 192.488 mph
#22-Cindric 192.377 mph
#8-Berry 192.365 mph
#18-Hemric 191.420 mph
Slowest: #47-Weatherman 182.009 mph
Most laps run: 19, #22-Cindric
#92-Williams didn’t turn a lap; made it to pit road, but stalled early in the session.
See full results from practice at Daytona.

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 paint schemes

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday has been released.
There are 45 drivers/teams for 36 spots.
Because there are 45 drivers entered, nine will miss the race.
See the complete Entry List page

Goodyear Tire Notes

2021 Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300 TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, February 12
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
8:30 AM 10:30 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
10:30 AM 9:30 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
10:30 AM 10:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
4:35 PM 5:25 PM NXS PRACTICE

Saturday, February 13
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
8:30 AM 4:00 PM NXS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:40 AM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
4:40 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:45 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
5:00 PM NXS RACE (STAGES 30/60/120 LAPS = 300 MILES)
8:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT

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