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Inspection Complete: Michael McDowell Officially Wins 2021 Daytona 500

Michael McDowell poses with the Harley J. Earl trophy after his 2021 Daytona 500 win. Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway has been completed.

Michael McDowell’s race-winning No. 34 Ford Mustang has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared him the official winner of the race.

No issues were discovered in post-race tech, which means that all results and standings are now considered official.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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