2021 Daytona 500 - Highlights


It was a rain delayed start to NASCAR's 2021 season. The unexpected winner was Michael McDowell, who managed to stay close behind Brad Keselowski, waiting for his chance to make a move. McDowell anticipated that Keselowski would go for it which ended up having his teammate Joey Logano throwing a block on him, crashing both them. McDowell stayed where he was, foot on the floor, and drove through the crash scene, ending up in a unexpected upset. This was McDowell's first win in 358 Cup starts. His win came while there was a lot of chatter about whether or not Denny Hamlin would pull off his third consecutive Daytona 500 victory.