2021 Oxford 250 By the Numbers

Another chapter in the Oxford 250 story was written Sunday night, with Cassius Clark scoring the win in the 48th running of the event.  Here is a look By the Numbers at some notable figures and statistics from this year’s race.

 

3: All three drivers in the top three had finished on the podium in the past and did again on Sunday.  Gerry won the event in 2017, while Griffith was runner-up to Travis Benjamin in 2019.  Clark improved on a best finish of third in the event.

 

5: Defending race winner Johnny Clark didn’t go back-to-back in the 250, but he did score his fifth overall top-five run in the race with a fifth-place finish.

 

7: Eddie MacDonald led the race twice for four laps and finished in the top 10 for the seventh time in his career.  He was about to be clear for the lead when he spun on lap 179.

 

7: For the seventh time in the last eight years, the winner of the Oxford 250 comes from outside the top 10.  Cassius Clark charged from the 25th starting spot to win the race.

 

12: After making the Oxford 250 for the first time since 2017, Jeff White made the most of the run as he finished on the lead lap for a career-best 12th.  White made this happen in his 12th run into the Oxford 250.

 

21: Pine Tree State drivers won the race for the 21st time and for the fourth time in the last five years.

 

33:  Bubba Pollard started 43rd and raced into the top 10, settling for 10th when the race was over.  It was the second time Pollard has finished the 250 and his best overall run since his win in 2018.

 

39: Mike Rowe made his record-setting 39th start in the Oxford 250.  Rowe ran strong and was in the top 10 at some points during the race.

 

61: A total of 61 drivers took part in the heat race action.  Several teams had trouble getting to the track and only 61 guys made it to OPS of the 73 on the entry list.

 

70: Cassius Clark led the race twice for 70 laps.  He has now led 265 laps in this event.

 

91: Curtis Gerry led the most laps with 91 to add to the 102 laps he led when he won in 2017.

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit; Speed51 Photo

2021 Oxford 250 By the Numbers