Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Wild Daytona 500 After Record 212 Laps!

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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