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2021 Daytona 500 flag.png

TAKE ON THE
DAYTONA 500!
— In-game description.
Quote Natalia.png
Complete the 2021 Daytona 500 5-day special event, for your chance to earn a 2021 Season NASCAR Stock Car and the 2021 Daytona 500 Tuning Setup!
— Natalia, Agent

The 2021 Daytona 500 is the first challenge of NASCAR 2021 Season events in Real Racing 3. It gives the players a chance to win a 2021 Season NASCAR Stock Car of their choice.

The 2021 Daytona 500 Special Event is part of NASCAR and Bugatti Divo Update (v9.4). This event

starts on Tuesday, May 18th 2021 and
ends on Wednesday, June 2nd.
Entry closes on Friday, May 28th, at 23:59 UTC.

Since entered, the player has exactly five days (24 x 5 = 120 hours)[1] to complete the event. Each following Stage unlocks immediately upon completion of the previous one.
Typically, the player is granted with free and instant car service and instant Tuning, which are available within 3 hours of entering the event.

The player can participate in any NASCAR 2021 Season event with any car, already owned, prevously used, or not. Ability to take the same car into multiple Special Events is noted as the main purpose of renewed Motorsports.

Throughout the event the players will have to race their chosen NASCAR Stock Car around Daytona International Speedway.

2021 Season NASCAR Stock Cars

List of 2021 Season NASCAR Stock Cars the player can choose:

2021 NASCAR cars

23XI RACING TOYOTA CAMRY (2021) JOE GIBBS RACING TOYOTA CAMRY (2021) STEWART-HAAS RACING FORD MUSTANG (2021) TEAM PENSKE FORD MUSTANG (2021) HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE (2021) RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE (2021) RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE (2021) CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE (2021)

The 2021 season NASCAR stock cars have been added to 2021 Season series in the NASCAR group.

PR & Prices

Tune your car and level up your Driver and Team Principal to meet the required PR
— In-game description.

This is a required PR event, maximum required PR for this event is 52.8 regardless of chosen car.

Tuning Setup

Tuning Step prices, Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Step Gearbox
Mapping
Power Unit
Optimization
Brake
Calibration
Suspension
Adjustments
1 48,800 65,000 43,300 55,500
2 52,400 69,800 46,500 59,600
3 54,200 72,200 · 61,700
4 54,900 73,200 · 62,500
5 55,300 73,700 · 62,900
6 72,200 96,300 · 82,300
7 115,600 154,100 · ·
8 126,400 168,500 · ·
9 144,500 192,600 · ·
10 162,500 216,700 · ·
Sum 886,800 1,182,100 89,800 384,500
Total = 2,543,200

"Tuning Setups are uniquely tailored to each event" by limiting maximum number of Tuning Step for every stat, available for purchase during that event. Maximum numbers of Tuning Steps for this event are:

NASCAR TUNING SETUP
Speed Icon.png Gearbox Mapping 10
Acceleration Icon.png Power Unit Optimization 10
Braking Icon.png Brake Calibration 2
Grip Icon.png Suspension Adjustments 6
2021 Daytona 500
A setup that focusses entirely on speed, at the expense of grip and braking. Perfect for oval racing.
— In-game description.

Currently, unbought Tuning Steps are available through the Tuning Setup Inventory for the same price.

Driver & Team Principal

For Driver and Team Principal rates and effects please see Tuning, Drivers, & Principals article. More detailed figures can be found on the "Power 2" page.

FAQ and Tips

Before starting the 2021 Daytona 500 special event, please view:

Please refer to generic RR3_Wiki:Real Racing 3 Tips and FAQ as well.

Stage 01
Off to a Bad Start

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the first stage Off to a Bad Start are rewarded with Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png20,000 and 5 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Throughout the first stage, players will have to race a 2021 season NASCAR stock car on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee.png
Alright! I think that should do it. Hopefully that's the last of our car troubles.

We've got a lot of ground left to cover before Qualifying tonight, so let's get back out on the speedway.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Quote Natalia.png
You have been lent a [chosen 2021 Season NASCAR Stock Car].

All Driver and Principal Levels and VIP will remain on the car permanently, whether you acquire it from this event or buy it later
— Natalia, Agent
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
1.1 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
5,000[2] 300[2] 394[2] 10
Finish with an average speed of at least 170 mph [273.6 kph]
(with reduced top speed and acceleration)
Quote Chip McGee.png
Not bad. Let's not count our chickens before they hatch though...
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
1.2 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
10,000[3] 500[3] 598[3] 10
Overtake 10 opponents
(with reduced top speed and acceleration)
Quote Chip McGee.png
Dang it. Looks like our lingering car troubles have reared their ugly head again.

Bring it back in. I'll see you back here tonight for Qualifying, and I'll try to have the car sorted by then.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
1.3 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
5,000 300 223 10
Finish within 53 sec
Quote Chip McGee.png
Gotta say, you exceeded my expectations, pal! We obviously didn't grab a spot at the front of the grid...

But that's what tomorrow is for! Rest up, we're gonna have our work cut out for us in the Duel!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

Stage 02
A Duel at Daytona

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the second stage A Duel at Daytona are rewarded with Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png30,000 and 5 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Throughout the second stage, players will have to race the 2021 season NASCAR stock car on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee.png
Hey champ, good news! Car is as good as new. Touch wood.

Which means the only thing that stands between us and a spot at the front of the grid is 60 laps and 21 drivers.

Well, technically 14 drivers since we're starting in 15th.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
2.1 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
5,000[4] 300[4] 211[4] 20
Don't get overtaken
2.2 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
10,000[5] 500[5] 497[5] 20
Place at least 12th and draft for at least 10936 yd [10000 m]
2.3 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
-[6][7] -[6][7] ?[6][7] 20
Place at least 10th and finish with an average speed of at least 180 mph [289.7 kph]
2.4 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
46.6
10,000[8] 500[8] 493[8] 20
Finish at least 7th
Quote Chip McGee.png
Fine work out there, partner! You've scored us a spot in 8th row on Sunday.

But let's not put the cart before the horse. We've still got another day of Practice tomorrow before the big race.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

Stage 03
Practice

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the third stage Practice are rewarded with Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png40,000 and 10 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Throughout the third stage, players will have to race a 2021 season NASCAR stock car on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee.png
Morning, chum. We've got a packed schedule to get through today, so let's hit the track.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
3.1 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
46.6
10,000[3] 500[3] 598[3] 30
Hit 181 mph [291.3 kph]
3.2 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
46.6
5,000[3] 300[3] 394[3] 30
Draft for 10936 yd [10000 m]
3.3 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
3
46.6
15,050 800 621 30
Complete each lap in under 50 sec
Quote Chip McGee.png
I've got one last test. We're going to practice moving through the pack without pushing too hard.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
3.4 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
3
48.5
15,050 800 682 30
Finish lap 1 in 10th, lap 2 in 5th and lap 3 in 1st
Quote Chip McGee.png
That'll do it, I think. Bring it in

I think we're as ready as we can be for tomorrow's race. Rest up, and I'll see you then.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

Stage 04
The DAYTONA 500

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the fourth stage The DAYTONA 500 are rewarded with Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png60,000 and 10 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Throughout the fourth stage, players will have to race a 2021 season NASCAR stock car on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee.png
Here we are, friend, the Daytona 500. Hope you're ready!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
4.1 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
48.5
10,000[9] 500[9] 416[9] 50
Place at least 8th
4.2 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
48.5
10,000[10] 500[10] 498[10] 50
Place at least 3rd without being overtaken
4.3 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
48.5
5,000[11] 300[11] 313[11] 50
Place at least 2nd, draft for at least 6562 yd [6000 m] and be drafted for at least 5 sec[12]
4.4 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
50.7
10,000 500 443 50
Place 1st without being overtaken or running out of fuel
(with 4.85 units of fuel)
Quote Chip McGee.png
Excellent job out there! You managed to grab a nice lead.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Quote Natalia.png
But let's not get ahead of ourselves, we've still got a long road ahead of us.
— Natalia, Agent

Stage 05
The DAYTONA 500

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the fifth stage The DAYTONA 500 are rewarded with Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png100,000 and 20 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png. Throughout the fifth stage, players will have to race a 2021 season NASCAR stock car on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee.png
We're down to the final 50 laps, comrade. Don't let me down.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
5.1 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
50.7
-[6][13] -[6][13] ?[6][13] 80
Place at least 15th with an average speed of at least 184 mph [296.1 kph]
5.2 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
50.7
10,000[14] 500[14] 497[14] 80
Place at least 12th, drafting will make you overheat
Quote Chip McGee.png
Careful! There's been a bit of an incident up ahead.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps
PR
Reward
MCurr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png
Fame XP Skip
GCurr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png
5.3 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway
Rolling Start
1
50.7
5,000[15] 300[15] 290[15] 80
Avoid the crash and finish at least 7th without damaging your car or slowing below 150 mph [241.4 kph]
5.4 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway
Rolling Start
2
52.8
10,000[16] 500[16] 518[16] 120
Finish at least 5th and finish each lap within 46 sec
5.5 NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway
Rolling Start
3
52.8
15,050 800 715 120
Win
2021 Daytona 500 Event Complete.png
— In-game description.
Quote Chip McGee.png
Hah! You never disappoint, sport! That was some fine driving out there.

We've still got what I'm sure will be a tough season ahead of us, but for the moment let's savor our win here today!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

Completion Rewards

For successful completion of certain Stages and/or Goals the players are rewarded with Bonus M$ and Gold,

Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png 250,000 and 50 Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png in total.

For the distribution of rewards, please see the table below.
Bonus M$ don't count towards a player's M$ Daily Cap (always) and are also credited in excess of the M$ Wallet Cap (when reached only).

2021 Daytona 500 Choose Your Car.png

The player can choose any car that isn't owned yet on the final "Event Complete. Choose Your Car" dialog of the event regardless of the car used to win the event.


Obtaining any car unlocks 2021 Season (NASCAR).

Stage Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png Curr.Gold.New.80x80.Shifted.png Other rewards
01 Off to a Bad Start 20,000 5
02 A Duel at Daytona 30,000 5
03 Practice 40,000 10
04 The DAYTONA 500 60,000 10
05 The DAYTONA 500 100,000 20 Win 2021 Season NASCAR Stock Car
Unlock 2021 Season (NASCAR)
Total 250,000 50
Event Complete
CONGRATULATIONS
You've won the 2021 Daytona 500!
— In-game description.

Footnotes

  1. The countdown is displayed on the Special Event tab as well as on the button on the Home tab.
    The remaining days and hours are displayed rounded and are changing every half day, then half hour, and so on.
  2. Rewards for 19th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png2250, 140 Fame and 177 Driver XP.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The upper limit of Driver XP is given.
  4. Rewards for 15th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png2750, 150 Fame and 116 Driver XP.
  5. Rewards for 12th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png6250, 290 Fame and 311 Driver XP.
  6. 6.0 6.1 First place is out of reach.
  7. Rewards for 10th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png3400, 190 Fame and 191 Driver XP.
  8. Rewards for 7th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png7500, 350 Fame and 370 Driver XP.
  9. Rewards for 8th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png7250, 340 Fame and 302 Driver XP.
  10. Rewards for 3rd place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png8500, 400 Fame and 423 Driver XP.
  11. Rewards for 2nd place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png4400, 270 Fame and 273 Driver XP.
  12. Only drafts with and from 2nd place will count
  13. Rewards for 15th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png2750, 150 Fame and 167 Driver XP.
  14. Rewards for 12th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png6250, 290 Fame and 311 Driver XP.
  15. Fulfilment of the Goal is always rewarded as for the 1st place.
  16. Rewards for 5th place are: Curr.M.Dollars.New.80x80.Shifted.png8000, 380 Fame and 414 Driver XP.