Austin Dillon grabs a NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot with a dramatic win at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Sunday afternoon.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With a huge assist from Richard Childress Racing teammate Tyler Reddick after a rain delay of more than three hours, Austin Dillon forced his way into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff and broke Martin Truex Jr.’s heart.
Kyle Larson slides past Chase Elliott to win at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday afternoon.
Watkins Glen hosted the NASCAR Cup Series for another road course race in the 2022 campaign. Two more races were left before the beginning of the playoffs. With only one spot open, teams are scrambling to find a way to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, Ryan Blaney is holding on as tight as he can to that last spot. If one more driver wins his first race on the season, it could be over for Ryan Blaney and his team.
NASCAR Cup drivers are streaking toward the ‘Best Season Ever’ with different winners in every race this season to date. Can they keep the streak alive for the next six races and beyond to break records and make history?
Three weeks in and the fireworks continued on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After wins from Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell to start the season, of course, Chris Buescher would spoil the party and dominate the first stage. Buescher would end up slipping back into the field midway through the second stage, but William Byron would take over, winning the second stage and leading over 100 laps for a statement win at the 1.5-miler. There wasn’t much movement at the top of the rankings this week, but the middle and bottom saw some big shakeups.
Daytona 500 Winners and Losers in the NASCAR Cup Series highlights the big or small victories and defeats for drivers throughout the 2021 season.
In each week of NASCAR racing, there are the obvious winners and losers from the different races. So, it’s important to look a little bit deeper into the effect of the result of these races, and how certain drivers, teams, and other NASCAR-affiliate entities are feeling about the weekend. Here’s the first 2021 edition of ‘Winners and Losers.’