Track: Daytona International Speedway – Oval (2.5-Miles)
Race: WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
Date: August 27, 2021
Format: 100 Laps –30/30/40; 250 Miles
No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group / BG Products Chevrolet Camaro SS – Jordan Anderson
Stage 1: 21
Stage 2: 18
Laps Completed: 100
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Jordan Anderson would line up for the WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola from the 18th position after the starting lineup was determined by the competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent.
– As the green flag waved for the start of the WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola; Anderson would quickly move past five cars into the 13th position by the end of the first lap.
– Anderson’s line would continue to be the quickest as he would advance past two more cars into 11th by Lap-5.
– As Lap-10 approached Anderson would fall back into the 21st position.
– The first caution of the day would wave over the 2.5-mile superspeedway on Lap-16 for the planned competition caution. Running in the 20th position the No. 31 would come to pit lane for the first planned service of the day by the over the wall crew.
– Crew Chief Arthur Haire would make the call for four tires, fuel, and a small adjustment.
– Anderson was scheduled to restart in the 20th spot on Lap-19, but mother nature had other plans as a large soaking rain with lighting would move over the speedway. After a 50-minute red-flag the decision was made by NASCAR was made to resume the WaWa 250 on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM.
– Saturday afternoon under a clear sky the cars would be pushed back to the grid and lined up for a Lap-20 restart.
– Anderson would line up in the 20th position for the Lap-21 restart.
– As the cars circled the Florida superspeedway single file Anderson would remain in the 25th spot on Lap-25.
– The third caution would wave on Lap-27 when the No. 2 would get into the back of the No. 22 pushing him hard into the outside wall. The No. 1, No. 8, No. 18, and No. 54 would also be involved spinning to avoid the No. 22 cutting across the track.
– Due to the length of clean up and laps remaining in the stage. It was deemed the stage would be completed under caution.
– With the cars involved in the accident requiring attention. Anderson would be scored in the 16th spot as Stage 1 would come to a close.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break Anderson would be called to pit lane on Lap-31 for a fuel only stop.
– The No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet would line up 13th for the re-start on Lap-33.
– Lap-35 would see the fifth caution wave over the speedway as the No. 1 would scatter debris on the track from a flat left front tire that would destroy the left front fender.
– Running in the 10th spot at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track and restart in 9th.
– On the Lap-40 restart the line Anderson was running would fall back considerably dropping the No. 31 back to 19th position in a conservative position.
– On Lap-45 Anderson would remain in 19th spot as the cars continued to circle lined up behind one another in a line.
– Caution would wave once again on Lap-49 when the No. 90 would lose a rear fender on track after contact with the No. 23.
– Running in 19th at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track and restart in 7th on Lap-53 as the leaders would head to pit road in trying to flip the stage.
– On the restart Anderson would drop back to 15th.
– By Lap-58 Anderson would slip back even further to the 18th position.
– When the green-white-checkered waved signally the end of the 30-Lap Stage 2 Anderson would be credited with finishing in the 18th position.
– Under the stage break, Anderson would come to pit-lane for a four-tire, fuel, and a small adjustment from the over the wall crew, and would line back up in the 22nd position for the restart on Lap-64.
– On the restart Anderson would advance to 19th and would remain there until Lap-71.
– Caution would be displayed on Lap-73 for the No. 26 who would spin coming off Turn-4 and become stuck in the water-logged infield grass. Running in the 20th position at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on the track and restart 20th.
– The Lap-77 restart would allow Anderson to get a good run on the outside passing four cars working his way up into the 16th spot by the completion of Lap-78.
– The low line would come fighting back shuffling the No. 31 back to 22nd by Lap-80.
– With 20-Laps remaining Anderson would look for opportunities to get aggressive and make his move to the front.
– The ninth caution would be displayed on Lap-82 when the No. 90 would cut up into the front of Anderson in the Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet causing contact between the two machines sending the No. 90 spinning into the outside wall. The No. 44, No. 48 and No. 5 also involved avoiding the spinning No. 90 car.
– Anderson would encounter a small amount of nose damage but not enough to come to pit lane for service.
– Running in the 20th position at the time of the caution, Anderson would restart in 18th on Lap-86.
– Finding himself in the slower line of cars once again Anderson would fade back to 22nd when the race resumed.
– With no large accidents or cautions the remainder of the race Anderson would struggle to gain further ground on the lead lap cars.
– When the checkered flag flew on Lap-100 the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet would be scored as the 22nd finisher of the WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.
WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Recap:
– Making a last-lap pass on his Kaulig Racing teammates, #11-Justin Haley won the Wawa 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. It’s Haley’s fourth career victory, all coming on superspeedways over the last two years. The win is Haley’s first of the season.
– #16-AJ Allmendinger finished second, but took the regular season championship lead. #7-Justin Allgaier ended the race in third, with #10-Jeb Burton and #18-Daniel Hemric rounding out the top five.
– #54-Christopher Bell, #9-Noah Gragson, #2-Myatt Snider, #20-Harrison Burton and #98-Riley Herbst made up the rest of the top 10.
– Kaulig Racing swept all three stages, with Haley winning the first and third stages. Burton won the second stage.
– There were 17 lead changes among eight drivers and seven cautions for 29 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 121.753 mph.
– Saturday’s race was scheduled to run on Friday evening, but was derailed by rain 19 laps in.
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NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner Championship Standings:
After 23 events and the 13th event JAR has been eligible for, JAR moves down to the 31st position in the NXS Owner Point Standings after Anderson’s 22nd place finish on Saturday afternoon.
Austin Dillon will drive the No. 31 Swann Chevrolet Camaro SS when the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200; Saturday, September 4, 2021. LIVE coverage will be on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 3:30 P.M. ET.