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Kyle Larson wins 2021 Coca-Cola 600 in dominant fashion

Team Hendrick dominated the top five in the longest race on the NASCAR calendar.

Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Metro Tech Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, Hendrick Motorsports’ 269th Cup Series win, the most in NASCAR, at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 30, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It was a banner day for Kyle Larson and Team Hendrick at the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Larson dominated the race — leading 327 of the 400 laps — and the four Hendrick drivers all finished in the top five at the Memorial Day weekend race.

Larson claimed the pole position in qualifying the day before and then took home all three stages before finishing first for the final stage and overall victory. Larson entered the week +850 to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook but by race day had closed as the favorite at +400. He was the most popular bet of the week with 16% of the handle and 10% of the bets.

Chase Elliott (+550) and William Byron (+1200) gave Larson the most trouble, leading 22 and 19 laps, respectively, but this was the Larson show. Larson guaranteed himself a spot in the season-ending playoff with the victory. Larson is currently second in the points race, tied with William Byron 76 points back of Denny Hamlin.

Hendrick teammates Larson and Elliott finished 1-2 and then William Byron and Alex Bowman finished fourth and fifth to complete the dominant for Hendrick Motorsports. Larson’s win gave owner Richard Hendrick a record 269th victory for his team.

Here is the final order of finish for the 2021 Coca-Cola 600.

2021 Coca-Cola 600 results

POS ST DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER LAPS LED
POS ST DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER LAPS LED
1 1 Kyle Larson MetroTech (Rick Hendrick) 400 327
2 3 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts (Rick Hendrick) 400 22
3 20 Kyle Busch M&M's Red, White & Blue (Joe Gibbs) 400 1
4 4 William Byron Liberty University (Rick Hendrick) 400 19
5 7 Alex Bowman Ally Patriotic (Rick Hendrick) 400 5
6 6 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Off Road (Richard Childress) 400 1
7 14 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight (Joe Gibbs) 400 3
8 27 Chris Buescher Fifth Third Bank (Jack Roush) 400 0
9 15 Tyler Reddick Alsco Uniforms (Richard Childress) 400 6
10 5 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 (Stewart Haas Racing) 400 0
11 13 Brad Keselowski Keystone Light (Roger Penske) 400 6
12 2 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Cottonelle (JTG-Daugherty Racing) 400 0
13 11 Ryan Blaney Body Armor Edge (Roger Penske) 400 2
14 18 Bubba Wallace Door Dash (23XI Racing) 400 0
15 9 Daniel Suarez Camping World (Trackhouse Racing) 398 0
16 19 Erik Jones Petty's Garage (Richard Petty Motorsports) 398 0
17 16 Joey Logano Shell / Pennzoil (Roger Penske) 398 0
18 22 Matt DiBenedetto Menards / Masterforce Tools (Wood Brothers) 398 2
19 26 Corey LaJoie Diamond Creek Water (Spire Motorsports) 398 0
20 24 Michael McDowell Fr8 Auctions (Bob Jenkins) 398 0
21 23 Cole Custer Feeding America / Wow Wow (Stewart Haas Racing) 397 0
22 31 Aric Almirola Smithfield (Stewart Haas Racing) 397 0
23 21 Chase Briscoe HighPoint.com (Stewart Haas Racing) 397 0
24 17 Christopher Bell The Memorial Day Toyota (Joe Gibbs) 397 3
25 29 Anthony Alfredo Death Wish Coffee (Bob Jenkins) 397 3
26 28 Ryan Preece Kroger / Coca-Cola (JTG-Daugherty Racing) 397 0
27 25 Ryan Newman Kohler Generators (Jack Roush) 396 0
28 30 Justin Haley Walmart (Spire Motorsports) 395 0
29 8 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Red White & Blue (Joe Gibbs) 391 0
30 34 Cody Ware U.S. Marines Military Salutes (Rick Ware) 389 0
31 33 B.J. McLeod Solomon Plumbing / DA-Quick Clip (B.J. McLeod) 389 0
32 32 Quin Houff 8 Ball Chocolate Whiskey (StarCom Racing) 389 0
33 35 James Davison Navy Military Salutes (Rick Ware) 388 0
34 36 Garrett Smithley Air Force Military Salutes (Rick Ware) 387 0
35 37 Josh Bilicki U.S. Army Military Salutes (Rick Ware) 382 0
36 38 David Starr Richardson Service (Carl Long) 369 0
37 10 Ross Chastain Advent Health (Chip Ganassi) 359 0
38 12 Kurt Busch Gear Wrench (Chip Ganassi) 139 0