Ryan Blaney Holds Off Contenders for a Daytona Victory

Ryan Blaney holds off contenders for a Daytona victory in the NASCAR Cup Series season finale, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Sunday afternoon.

Daytona International Speedway was the venue for the 2021 regular-season finale. One final playoff spot was open with several teams looking to seal their fate on the superspeedway. This cut-off race has become more intense and unsettling for teams that are riding the line of playoff berth or elimination. A superspeedway race is an equal opportunity for teams to win a race on luck or lose after being involved in an inevitable wreck. 

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Blaney Takes the Victory at Daytona

Blaney takes the victory at Daytona International Speedway, Reddick clinches a Playoff spot, and Larson wins the Regular-Season Championship.

Blaney takes the victory at Daytona International Speedway, Reddick clinches a playoff spot, and Larson wins the regular-season championship.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –  The Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway unfolded as billed with dramatic action all Saturday night that included 45 lead changes, a 14-minute Red Flag period, and a wild final lap of overtime to decide the championship playoff picture.

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Ryan Blaney Upsets the Field at Michigan International Speedway

Ryan Blaney upsets the field at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday.

Ryan Blaney upsets the field at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sunday.

With two races left in the regular season, the NASCAR Cup Series race in the Irish Hills of southern Michigan at Michigan International Speedway is always an entertaining place to catch the action. A two-mile oval with fast speeds and multiple lanes provides three-wide and often four-wide racing. With a trip to the playoffs on the line for some drivers, the action is not to be missed. 

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Ryan Blaney Puts Ford Back in Victory Lane at Michigan

Ryan Blaney puts Ford back in Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Blaney puts Ford back in Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Blaney took the lead on a restart with eight laps remaining and skillfully held off a frantic field to earn the victory Sunday in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway in the penultimate race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season.

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The Post-Atlanta Power Ranking

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The post-Atlanta power ranking is for the NASCAR Cup Series race six in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend.

The post-Atlanta power ranking is for the NASCAR Cup Series race six in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend.

With six races officially completed, the NASCAR Cup Series has reached the one-sixth mark of the season. Race number six at Atlanta brought about another intermediate track. Kyle Larson was the dominant driver for most of the race, leading more than half of the laps and winning both stages.

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