O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Wrap-Up
If you missed the excitement of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on race day, or even if you just wanted a quick recap of the event, we’ve got you covered! Below are some quick stats and facts about the race, and we’d like to thank you for taking the time to tune in and for supporting our continued sponsorship of this NASCAR event!
The Checkered Flag
First of all, you may already be aware that Austin Dillon took first place at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. What you may not know is that Austin Dillon’s teammate on the Richard Childress also took second place, finishing only .149 seconds behind Dillon. Prior to this race, Austin Dillon had experienced an 88-race winless streak, and we’re happy to see him break that bout of bad luck during our race! Austin also averaged 137 miles per hour in his 334 laps around the track, and has earned an automatic spot in the playoffs after securing his victory.
For the Fans
Race day in Fort Worth, Texas was a balmy 95 degrees, and the cars were ready to burn up the track. Over 334 laps, 10 caution flags were thrown, and we saw 29 lead changes occur while 12 of the top drivers vied for position. Kevin Harvick also now leads the overall NASCAR Cup Series standings by 91 points over Ryan Blaney after enjoying 11 top 5 finishes throughout the series so far. We hope you enjoyed the race as much as we did, and we can’t wait for you to join us for the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500!