On Sunday, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made history by winning the 2021 Daytona 500, the first victory of his NASCAR Cup Series career. After 212 laps and a record-setting 5-hour, 50-minute race, Stenhouse Jr. held off NASCAR champion Joey Logano to take the checkered flag.
The race was a wild one, with multiple wrecks and lead changes. The most dramatic moment came when Ryan Preece and Michael McDowell were taken out of contention after a late-race crash.
Fans watching on Fox were also treated to some exciting commercials during the race, with many taking to social media to react to them.
The win was a huge moment for Stenhouse Jr., who had been close to a victory multiple times in recent years. With the win, he became the first driver to win a Cup Series race from the pole since Dale Jarrett in 2000.
“I’ve been trying to get this win for a long time,” Stenhouse Jr. said after the race. “It’s an amazing feeling to finally get it done.”
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