The consecutive streak is of first time winners in the NASCAR Cup Series has come to a close. After both Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell claimed the first two wins of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, William Byron picked up the second win of his career Sunday at Homestead Miami Speedway. He claimed the win of the Dixie Vodka 400 after leading a race high 102 laps.
Post Race Quote from Byron
Byron stated on the front stretch after his win, “This whole team did a phenomenal job. Pit crew, over the wall, extremely blessed. Thanks God for all of the things it takes to get to this level. A great boss in Mr. H (Rick Hendrick), Jeff Gordon, Axalta, the car looks really cool! I can’t even believe it honestly. Just a really smooth day. We worked hard over the winter on this track. I can’t believe it!”
Finishing 3.762 seconds behind Byron at the checkered flag was Richard Childress Racing driver Tyler Reddick, while Martin Truex Jr. finished in third position. Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five, finishing in fourth and fifth respectively. Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell finished in sixth, extending his streak of top ten finishes to begin the 2021 season. Ryan Newman finished in seventh place, while Kurt Busch finished in eighth. Rounding out the top ten were Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch.
The yellow flag flew twice on Sunday, one time each in the first two stages. Both yellow flags were for fluid on the back stretch. Other than a tangled between Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney, there were no other yellow flags Sunday for accidents.
Check out the final race results here: Dixie Vodka 400 Race Results
Up Next For the NASCAR Cup Series
The next round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Sunday, March 7th. Fans can watch or listen to the race live at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The defending race winner of this event is Penske Racing driver Joey Logano.
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