Who caused the final lap crash at Daytona?

— Michael McDowell, a 14-year part-timer, drove straight through a flaming crash scene on the final lap of the Daytona 500 early Monday to earn his first career victory in the NASCAR Cup Series. The wreck was triggered when the Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski tangled going for the lead.

What happened on the last lap of Daytona 500?

There are 200 scheduled laps in the Daytona 500, but it was the last one of this year’s race on Monday that will be most remembered. In a few chaotic moments, Ryan Newman’s car edged into the lead on the final turn, crashed, flipped onto its roof and then was hit broadside by another car.

What lap was the big wreck at Daytona?

15th lap
This year, the big one happened on the 15th lap, and it involved 16 drivers. There were no reported injuries. The first big wreck of the day happened on the 15th lap when the front bumper of Christopher Bell’s No. 20 car got underneath the back end of Aric Almirola’s No.

What is the distance of one lap at the Daytona 500?

The race has been held every February since 1959 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and it consists of 200 laps around a 2.5-mile (4-km) tri-oval track.

Did McDowell wreck Brad Keselowski?

Michael McDowell wins Daytona 500 as Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski wreck on final lap. A wild crash + a crazy upset in the Daytona 500. Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski crash, and Michael McDowell escapes to win his first NASCAR Cup Series race of his career.

Was there a crash at the Daytona 500 today?

The Daytona 500 ended in a fiery crash on the final lap of the race, setting up an upset win by driver Michael McDowell. McDowell was fortunate enough to come out of the crash without getting involved. Brad Keselowski started the crash by tapping leader and teammate Joey Logano as Logano tried to block.

What date is the Daytona 500 in 2021?

February 14, 2021
2021 Daytona 500/Date
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 2021 | 2:30 ET The Daytona 500 also is one of four superspeedway races to use tapered spaces. Richard Petty owns a series-best seven Daytona 500 wins, followed by Cale Yarborough with four. Denny Hamlin is the only active driver with multiple victories (3) in the “Great American Race.”

What is the average lap time at Daytona?

The Daytona 500 consists of 200 laps on a 2.5-mile track. A simple math equation would suggest the race should take 2.5 hours of straight driving, but with pitstops, cautions and possible weather conditions, that often varies.

Did they finish Daytona 500 2021?

Michael McDowell prevailed as the finish of the 2021 Daytona 500 was overshadowed by a wreck that involved race leader Joey Logano.