There isn’t much better than a race in which multiple cars take over as the best car throughout the day. It makes for a race worth watching and while William Byron did take over in the back half of the race, it was still a race well worth watching.

What is 2021? We’ve seen three unexpected winners in three races so far. These playoffs are going to be tough to make this year. Eventually, things are going to even out and we’ll be back to our regular pace of seeing the usual faces in victory lane, but some guys who are having tough years like Ryan Blaney may not be locks for the playoffs like they were expected to be.

This win is huge for William Byron though. He was a driver I said needed to have a breakout year in order to secure his future with HMS. I think that coming out and dominating a race is getting off to a great start. After having such a rough start to the season, Byron gets his breakout year kicked off in great fashion at Homestead.

This race saw multiple different leaders and was a pretty clean and easy-going race for most of the day. Pretty much this is an example of how great a NASCAR race can be. 

Other Notes:

  • Michae McDowell continues to make me eat crow. Finishing 6th, it seems that maybe he finally has found a place in his career to show off his talents.
  • Chris Buescher seemed to have a car worthy of challenging for the win, but as the track changed so did that car’s speed. 
  • Chase Elliott was fast, but never fast enough to challenge for a win today. He came home 14th.
  • Joey Logano also had a fast car early on, but just fell off after stage one.
  • Aric Almirola lost control of his car and took out Ryan Blaney early on in the final stage. Neither had a great car but were looking at top fifteen finishes.
  • Daniel Suarez brings home 15th place finish which is pretty incredible if you ask me. Trackhouse seems to be the best new team early on this season. I guess we should’ve expected Pitbull’s car to run well in Miami.

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