After a rain delayed Duel race number two on Thursday, Mother Nature again steps in and causes some havoc with a cancellation of Cup Series practice and Xfinity Series qualifying.  As a result; the field was set by car owner points from the end of the 2020 racing season.

Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric sits on the pole with Justin Allgaier starting alongside on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300:
Austin Cindric
Justin Allgaier
Justin Haley
Riley Herbst
Noah Gragson
Brandon Jones
Jeb Burton
Harrison Burton
Josh Berry
Michael Annett
Myatt Snider
Daniel Hemric
Ryan Sieg
Brandon Brown
Brett Moffitt
Jeremy Clements
Josh Williams
Joe Graf Jr
Alex Labbe
Colby Howard
Ryan Vargas
Tommy Joe Martins
Robby Lyons II
Jesse Little
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Chad Finchum
Matt Mills
Danny Bohn
Cody Ware
Bayley Currey
AJ Allmendinger
Ty Dillon
Landon Cassill
Kyle Weatherman
Gray Gaulding
Stefan Parsons
Timmy Hill
Caesar Bacarella
Brandon Gdovic
Jason White

NASCAR Hall of Famer and Cup Series team owner Tony Stewart joins Clint Bowyer and Adam Alexander in the broadcast booth for the race.

Stages one and two of the race are 30 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 120 laps and 300 miles of racing around the high banks of Daytona.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and edges out Justin Allgaier for the lead.

Austin Cindric leads lap one.

Lap two, the top five are Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, Riley Herbst, Justin Haley, and Brandon Jones.

Drivers are getting three wide across the track.

Lap three, Justin Allgaier takes the lead on the inside lane with Justin Haley in second.

Lap four, Alex Labbe gets loose and brings out the first caution flag of the race.  He saves the car and keeps it off the wall in a single car event.

Noah Gragson brings his car down pit road for service.

Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap eight but it is Austin Cindric who gets out in front for the lead.

Lap nine, Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric battle for the lead; swapping it back and forth before Allgaier takes the lead.

Lap 10, the top five are Justin Alliaier, Justin Haley, Austin Cindric, Riley Herbst, and Jeb Burton.

Lap eleven, Josh Williams brings out the second caution flag of the race.  He is stopped on the track.

Some drivers come down pit road for service.

Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 15 from the outside lane but Austin Cindric edges out in front from the inside lane.

The top five are Austin Cindric, Riley Herbst, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, and Justin Haley.

Austin Cindric has led eight of the 16 lpas so far.

Lap 17, Riley Herbst gets around Austin Cindric for the lead.

The third caution flag of the race comes out on lap 19 for another on track issue for Josh Williams.

More drivers make pit stops.

Riley Herbst brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 23 from the outside lane and edges out in front of Austin Cindric to hold on to the lead.

The top five are Riley Herbst, Austin Cindric, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, and Brett Moffitt.

The field has divided into two groups with about half the field in the first pack.

Five to go, Riley Herbst leads the race with Austin Cindric just one tenth of a second behind.

Lap 27, Josh Williams is the only car not on the lead lap.

With two laps remaining in stage one, some of the drivers are beginning to make moves to earn points.

Final lap of stage one, Brandon Jones takes the lead.

Riley Herbst and Brandon Jones go nose to nose for the finish with Jones edging out for the win by a bumper.

The top 10 at the end of stage one :
Brandon Jones
Riley Herbst
Ty Dillon
Austin Cindric
Noah Gragson
Daniel Hemric
Justin Allgaier
Harrison Burton
Ryan Sieg
Brandon Brown
Drivers come down pit road for service with Noah Gragson winning the race off of pit road after taking fuel only.  Harrison Burton also took fuel only on his pit stop.

Ryan Sieg brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two with Brandon Brown alongside on the front row after staying out on the track on lap 37.  Ryan Sieg edges out for the lead; Jason White, Brandon Brown, AJ Allmendinger, and Myatt Snider round out the top five.

Lap 39, after having some trouble finding his pit stall, Riley Herbst has moved up to fourth place.

Lap 40, Ryan Sieg continues to lead the race with Justin Haley in second; Brandon Brown, AJ Allmendinger, and Myatt Snider round out the top five.,

Lap 45, Ryan Sieg is still in the lead with Justin Haley in second; Brandon Brown, Myatt Snider, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Lap 50, Ryan Sieg leads the race and a long line of single file cars. 

Lap 51, the top five are Ryan Sieg, Justin Haley, Brandon Brown, Myatt Snider, and Brett Moffitt.

Five laps remain in stage two and Ryan Sieg has dominated the stage, leading every lap of the stage so far.

Lap 56, Brett Moffitt has moved up and is challenging leader Ryan Sieg.

Lap 57, Brett Moffitt takes the lead.  Drivers are getting three wide across the track as the end of the stage nears.

Brandon Jones spins out and makes a big run through the grass and hits the wall on the final lap of stage two.  Cody Ware and Alex Labbe were also involved in the wreck.  All three drivers have dropped their window nets signifying that they are okay.

Brett Moffitt wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Brett Moffitt
Ty Dillon
Austin Cindric
Justin Haley
Brandon Brown
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Noah Gragson
Myatt Snider
Josh Berry

NASCAR has red flagged the race in order to get the wreck cleaned up.  After the rain earlier in the day, the infield is filled with water.

 Brandon Jones has been released from the infield care center and is fine.

After a red flag delay of over 10 minutes, NASCAR displays the caution flag and the cars get moving again.  Drivers make their pit stops but will have to stop at least once more for fuel to make it to the it until the end of the race.

Ryan Sieg is sitting on pit road with an oil leak.

Timmy Hill is listed as the leader of the race with Joe Graf Jr in second.

After pit stops, Ty Dillon is the leader and will bring the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 66.  Dillon and Austin Cindric go nose to nose for the lead.

Lap 68, Austin Cindric leads the race with Justin Allgaier just one tenth of a second back; Brett Moffitt, Ty Dillon, and Justin Haley round out the top five.

Fifty to go, Austin Cindric leads the race with Ty Dillon in second.

Lap 71, Ty Dillon takes the lead as he and Cindric battle back and forth.

Austin Cindric retakes the lead with Justin Allgaier in second.

Lap 75, Austin Dillon leads the race with Justin Allgaier in second.

The caution flag comes out after a wreck involving drivers working to come down pit road.

Michael Annett, Noah Gragson, Bayley Currey, Gray Gaulding, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ryan Vargas, Chad Finchum, Colby Howard, and Ryan Sieg were all involved in the wreck.

Drivers come down pit road for service; many drivers are taking fuel only.  Justin Haley wins the race off of pit road, taking fuel only.

With 41 laps to go, Timmy Hill is listed as the leader of the race.

Lap 83, Justin Haley brings the field down for the green flag restart and gets out in front for the lead.  Harrison Burton comes up on the outside lane to battle with Haley for the lead.

Lap 84, the top five are Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Daniel Hemric, Riley Herbst, and Brandon Brown.

There are 29 cars on the lead lap and 10 drivers out of the race.  Josh Williams is the only driver laps down.

Lap 90, Harrison Burton leads the race with Daniel Hemric in second; Ty Dillon, Austin Cindric, and Josh Berry round out the top five.

Driving the number eight car for JR Motorsports, Josh Berry is making his first Xfinity Series start since 2017 and his very first start at Daytona.  Berry is currently running in fifth place.

Lap 96, Harrison Burton continues to lead the race with team mates Daniel Hemric and Ty Dillon right behind him; Austin Cindric and Josh Berry round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 99 after Caesar Baccarella gets loose and wrecks his car.

Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag restart with just 17 laps remaining in the race from the outside lane; team mate Daniel Hemric is alongside on the inside lane.

Harrison Burton gets out in front for the lead with Daniel Hemric in second; Ty Dillon, Austin Cindric, and Josh Berry round out the top five.

Fifteen to go, the outside lane is moving up and looking to take the lead.  Big crash on lap 104 when Ty Dillon tried to make it three wide.  Daniel Hemric, Justin Allgaier, Josh Berry, Jeb Burton, Brandon Brown, Jeremy Clements, Robby Lyons, Timmy Hill, Jason White, Danny Bohn, Justin Haley, Chad Finchum, Colby Howard, and Riley Herbst were all involved in the melee.

Forty cars started the race, with just 10 laps remaining, only eleven of them have no damage after eight cautions and two big crashes.

Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag restart with just eight laps remaining in the race.  Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton go side by side for a battle of the lead.

Seven to go, Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton continue to battle for the lead; AJ Allmendinger, Brett Moffitt, and Myatt Snider round out the top five.

Six to go and the caution comes out for another crash.  Tommy Joe Martins is stuck in the grass after crashing out.  He gets bumped from behind by Jeb Burton and hits the wall before making a run through the grass.  Landon Cassill was also involved in the wreck.

Ty Dillon was the “lucky dog” and is back on the lead lap.

For the second night in a row, the race will go into overtime.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the overtime green/white/checker finish and gets out in front for the lead with a little push form AJ Allmendinger.

Austin Cindric takes the white flag with Harrison Burton in second and Brett Moffitt in third.

Austin Cindric holds on to the lead while blocking Harrison Burton.

Austin Cindric wins the race and give Roger Penske his first Xfinity Series win at Daytona!

Clint Bowyer was the last pole sitter to win the race at Daytona in 2009.

The unofficial results of the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner 300:
Austin Cindric
Brett Moffitt
Harrison Burton
Jeb Burton
AJ Allmendinger
Brandon Brown
Myatt Snider
Brandon Gdovic
Daniel Hemric
Jason White
Joe Graf Jr
Caesar Bacarella
Stefan Parsons
Ty Dillon
Kyle Weatherman
Matt Mille
Jesse Little
Ryan Vargas
Danny Bohn
Timmhy Hill
Josh Williams
Jeremy Clements
Landon Cassill
Tommy Joe Martins
Robby Lyons II
Riley Herbst
Josh Berry
Justin Allgaier
Justin Haley
Chad Finchum
Ryan Sieg
Noah Gragson
Bayley Currey
Gray Gaulding
Colby Howard
Michael Annett
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Brandon Jones
Cody Ware
Alex Labbe