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Inspection Complete: Ryan Blaney Wins at Daytona, Second-Place Buescher Disqualified

Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 BodyArmor Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on August 28, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway has been completed.

Ryan Blaney’s race-winning No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Blaney and his team the official winners of the race.

This marks Blaney’s second-consecutive NCS win and his third win of the 2021 season.

Second-place finisher Chris Buescher was disqualified when it was discovered that his No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang had an illegal track bar mounting assembly.

This elevates Bubba Wallace to a second-place finish.

No other issues were discovered in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following the race are now considered official (once Buescher’s DQ is accounted for).

Race Results/Standings

Results: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

Race Recap

Ryan Blaney Scores Third Win of 2021 As Everyone Crashes Behind Him on Final Lap at Daytona

Video Highlights and Stories

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Video: Michael McDowell’s Motor Expires on Lap 23 at Daytona

Video: Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece, Denny Hamlin Damaged in Stage 2 Crash

Video: Garrett Smithley Spins Out, Causes Two Rick Ware Racing Teammates to Crash

Video: Martin Truex Jr Tipped Around Off Turn Two, Collects William Byron, Landon Cassill, Tyler Reddick and Others at Daytona

Video: Chase Elliott, Matt DiBenedetto Trigger The Big One With Four Laps Left at Daytona

Video: Austin Dillon’s Playoff Hopes Evaporate As His Car Gets Stuck on Daytona Banking in Last Lap Crash

Bubba Wallace Finishes Second at Daytona, Miffed Other Toyota Drivers Didn’t Help Him More

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. 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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