DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2021) – For the second consecutive week, Daytona International Speedway crowned a first time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Christopher Bell, earned the honor Sunday on the track’s road course, taking the lead from Joey Logano with two laps to go and pulling away to a comfortable 2.119-second victory over the former series champion in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253.
Just one week ago, Spire Motorsports and NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie brought home a top-10 finish in the season opener Daytona 500.
If any NASCAR watchers are skeptical about how much crashes can hurt, they should speak with Joey Logano.NASCAR has made numerous safety improvements over the years to prevent tragic deaths or severe injuries. Crashes still happen on a regular basis, and there are some ugly collisions, but it’s been over 20 years since the sport’s last fatality. Still, let’s let Logano explain the physical and mental toll that crashes can have on drivers.
Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation located in Dearborn, Michigan, is the first to admit that the rollout of the museum’s newest permanent exhibit didn’t exactly line up with the theme of the display.
Ty Gibbs turned in a historic NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday night as the 18-year-old won in his first series start, holding off reigning champion Austin Cindric on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
Ty Gibbs turned in a historic NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday night, the 18-year-old won in his first series start – holding off reigning champion Austin Cindric on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course in the Super Start 188 At DAYTONA Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.
After the jump, check out full highlights from the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Road Course in Daytona Beach, FL for the NASCAR Cup Series.