NASCAR Cup Series

Race Results

YellaWood 500

@ Talladega Superspeedway

October 3rd, 2021 - Race #31 of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season

  • Laps Scheduled: 267
    • Shortened to 117 laps
  • Miles Raced: 311.2
  • Time of Race: 02h 23m 24s
  • Average Speed: 130.218 mph
  • Margin of Victory: Under caution
  • Cautions: 5
  • Caution Laps: 27
  • Lead Changes: 35
  • Cars in Race: 40
  • Finished On Lead Lap: 31 (78%)
Bubba Wallace celebrates in victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, Alabama - October 4th, 2021: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Photo by Sean Gardner | Getty Images
FIN ST Car # Driver Make TOT PTS F PTS B PTS PO PTS Laps Led x Led S1 S2 STUS
1 19 23 Bubba Wallace Toyota 50 40 10 6 117 5 1 0 1 Running
2 7 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 52 35 17 0 117 13 2 3 2 Running
3 8 22 Joey Logano Ford 51 34 17 0 117 9 3 2 3 Running
4 14 1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 42 33 9 0 117 9 2 9 4 Running
5 12 20 Christopher Bell Toyota 38 32 6 0 117 12 4 0 5 Running
6 24 17 Chris Buescher Ford 46 31 15 1 117 7 1 1 6 Running
7 1 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 34 30 4 0 117 6 3 0 7 Running
8 9 4 Kevin Harvick Ford 39 29 10 0 117 16 5 4 8 Running
9 26 43 Erik Jones Chevrolet 30 28 2 0 117 0 0 0 9 Running
10 30 38 Anthony Alfredo Ford 28 27 1 0 117 1 1 0 10 Running
11 16 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 26 26 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
12 6 19 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 25 25 0 0 117 2 1 0 0 Running
13 28 41 Cole Custer Ford 24 24 0 0 117 7 1 0 0 Running
14 17 14 Chase Briscoe Ford 23 23 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
15 4 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 27 22 5 0 117 0 0 6 0 Running
16 21 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Chevrolet 21 21 0 0 117 10 3 0 0 Running
17 22 34 Michael McDowell Ford 20 20 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
18 3 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 23 19 4 0 117 0 0 7 0 Running
19 35 0 Quin Houff Chevrolet 18 18 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
20 38 16 Justin Haley Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 117 4 1 0 0 Running
21 25 6 Ryan Newman Ford 16 16 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
22 29 7 Corey Lajoie Chevrolet 15 15 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
23 18 99 Daniel Suarez Chevrolet 14 14 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
24 40 96 Landon Cassill Toyota 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
25 36 53 Joey Gase Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
26 20 10 Aric Almirola Ford 11 11 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
27 2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 10 10 0 0 117 4 2 0 0 Running
28 31 51 Cody Ware Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 117 4 1 0 0 Running
29 37 15 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
30 32 78 BJ McLeod Ford 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
31 34 52 Josh Bilicki Ford 6 6 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 Running
32 27 37 Ryan Preece Chevrolet 5 5 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 Accident
33 23 42 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 7 4 3 0 116 0 0 8 0 Running
34 39 66 James Davison Ford 3 3 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 Running
35 15 21 Matt DiBenedetto Ford 2 2 0 0 115 2 1 0 0 Accident
36 10 24 William Byron Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 Accident
37 5 5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 1 1 0 0 113 3 1 0 0 Running
38 11 48 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 2 1 1 0 97 1 1 10 0 Accident
39 13 8 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet 7 1 6 0 97 2 1 5 0 Accident
40 33 77 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 Accident

Race Infractions

YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Driver Infraction Penalty Lap Lap Assessed Flag
Joey Gase Pre-Race to the Rear Multi Inspection failures Tail End 0 0 White
Quin Houff Pre-Race to the Rear Multi Inspection failures Tail End 0 0 White
James Davison Pre-Race to the Rear Driver change Tail End 0 0 White
Kyle Larson Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 57 64 Yellow
Ryan Preece Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 57 64 Yellow
Chase Briscoe Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 57 64 Yellow
Kyle Larson Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 67 77 Yellow
Kyle Busch Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Matt DiBenedetto Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
BJ McLeod Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Ross Chastain Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Ross Chastain Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Josh Bilicki Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Quin Houff Pitting before pit road is open Tail End 98 103 Yellow
Ryan Preece Pitting before pit road is open Garage Tail End 116 0 Yellow