Two races into the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, Ryan Preece is off to his fastest start in his career.
Preece opened the season with a sixth-place showing in the Daytona 500 and backed up the run with a ninth-place showing Sunday (Feb. 21) at the Daytona Road Course.
It is the first time in his career that the JTG-Daugherty Racing driver has finished Top-10 in consecutive points-awarding races.
“I’m really proud of everyone at JTG Daugherty Racing for giving us a car that was fast and even with the damage from a late-race caution, we were able to hold our track position and get a second top-10 finish for the season,” Preece said.
After two events, Preece and his open team are seventh in driver’s points with a 39-point advantage to over the playoff cutline.
Preece is one of four drivers (Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Michael McDowell) to earn a Top-10 finish in each of the first two races.
“It’s been a great start so far,” Preece said. “We’re just going to keep digging forward next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
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