The 2021 NASCAR season officially kicks off this week in Daytona, with Daytona 500 qualifying Wednesday night, the Duels on Thursday, and ‘The Great American Race’ on Sunday. Coverage for Sunday’s race gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Gaunt Brothers Racing will keep Ty Dillon in its No. 96 Toyota Camry for the NASCAR Cup Series’ second race of the 2021 season when drivers turn left and right Feb. 21 on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road course.
Matt DiBenedetto is set to take his first laps behind the wheel of the iconic Wood Brothers No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. And the gravity of that moment isn’t lost on him. “I’ve been overly eager,” he said. “It’s been a long wait. I’m anxious to get going, super excited. “It’s the best opportunity of my life.”
Paul Menard and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team are set to start the Daytona 500 from seventh place thanks to Menard’s third-place finish in the first of two Gander RV Duels on Thursday night.