Martin Truex, Jr. put on a clinic at the NASCAR Cup Series throwback race at Darlington, leading 248 of the race’s 293 laps and winning both stages to score this third win of the 2021 season and his second career win at the speedway.
Kyle Busch won stage 1 and took the lead from Kyle Larson on a late-race restart to win Kansas Speedway’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 on Sunday, completing the weekend sweep after winning the Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday night.
When FOX Sports debuted their “Best Season Ever” campaign before the season even began, it set a tone that the racing put forth by NASCAR and its teams would be nothing but the best. Everyone has different opinions on what makes the best racing, but whether you consider it good or bad, great or awful, 2021 has already become a year that race fans won’t forget anytime soon.
The first NASCAR Cup Series race on a dirt track in 51 ended with an overtime finish that was conquered by Joey Logano after the race was postponed until Monday due to rain that flooded Bristol Motor Speedway facilities on Sunday.
With the end of the west-coast swing, teams are now heading back to the southeast where they’ll take on Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia.
In a season that has had two surprise first-time winners in its first two race, 23-year-old William Byron broke that streak to score his second career win in the NASCAR Cup Series and his first with crew chief Rudy Fugle.