Collects a cool $1 million Chase Elliott, earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway — holding off reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps.Elliott led 60 of the 140 laps en route to the $1 million paycheck. He and his father, Bill Elliott, join the father-son combination of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have won the sport’s midseason All-Star exhibition.
Custer stuns field with first Cup Series win at Kentucky
Rookie beats Truex Jr. by 0.271s Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Custer roared to his first Cup Series victory Sunday afternoon at Kentucky Speedway, emerging from a late-race restart with a bold four-wide move just after the white flag. Driving the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Ford, Custer led just five of the 267 laps in the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. The first-year driver also won at the 1.5-mile Kentucky track in Xfinity Series competition last year. Martin Truex Jr. wound up second, 0.271 seconds behind at the checkered flag. Matt DiBenedetto netted third place with a tire-smoking Kevin Harvick fourth and Kurt Busch fifth.
at Kentucky Sheldon Creed prevailed in a frantic three-wide restart on Lap 52 of Saturday’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race and held the spot through the second stage break, earning his first career series victory when lightning and rain showers forced the race to be called official 71 laps into the scheduled 150-lapper.
Cindric holds off Briscoe in overtime for Kentucky victory
NASCAR Xfinity race #1 Austin Cindric won a two-lap overtime duel at Kentucky Speedway racing door-to-door with his good friend and former teammate Chase Briscoe to earn his career-first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory on an oval track. Cindric, who led 41 laps on the night, ultimately finished .952-seconds ahead of rookie Riley Herbst and Ross Chastain to take the victory in Saturday’s Shady Rays 200 – the first of a doubleheader week that will include a second Xfinity Series Kentucky race, the Alsco 300 on Friday night.
ARCA, Cup, Truck and Xfinity NASCAR announced the next installment of the rebuilt 2020 schedule on Wednesday, a 19-race update that begins at Michigan International Speedway on the second weekend in August and ends at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Aug. 30. The final breakdown: six points-paying NASCAR Cup Series races, five NASCAR Xfinity Series races, four NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races and four ARCA Menards Series events, one of which is the East Series.
Brickyard race decided by exploding tires Kevin Harvick avoided the pitfalls of an eventful Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rising out of an overtime restart to score his fourth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season. Driving the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford, Harvick set the pace for 68 of the 161 laps in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. The outcome, which ended in long shadows near sunset after multiple delays at the start, was Harvick’s third win at the 2.5-mile Brickyard and the 53rd of his Cup Series career.
Led 33 of 62 laps Home-state favorite Chase Briscoe emerged from a furious battle for the lead down the stretch, claiming a historic first Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a dramatic win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ first race on the oval-road course layout. Briscoe led 33 of the 62 laps in the Pennzoil 150, pushing the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 98 Ford to his fifth victory of the season and the seventh of his Xfinity Series career.
Hamlin holds off Harvick to win Sunday Pocono Race
Turns table on Harvick from Saturday On Saturday, in the first half of the Pocono NASCAR Cup doubleheader, it was Kevin Harvick beating Denny Hamlin, but on Sunday, with darkness falling over the 2.5-mile tri-oval, Hamlin reversed the tables in his #11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to beat the #4 Stewart Haas Ford of Harvick by 3-seconds in the 2nd Pocono 350. Erik Jones (Toyota), Chase Elliott (Chevy) and Aric Almirola (Ford) rounded out the top-5.
Briscoe holds off Chastain to win Pocono Xfinity race
2-lap shootout to win it No. 4 Stewart-Haas Ford driver Chase Briscoe had seven Chevrolets sucking his exhaust fumes when the green flag flew with 2-laps to go and he simply had too much HP for the Chevys and he stretched his lead to 0.488s to win the Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Speedway, his 4th win of 2020. Chastain passed Briscoe for the lead with 1.5 laps to go, but Briscoe retook the lead with 1-lap to go and stretch Chastain over the final lap. Jeremy Clements took third with Myatt Snider and Michael Annett filling out the top five.
Passes Sheldon Creed on final lap for win In a two-lap shootout to end Sunday morning’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, Brandon Jones pulled through on the restart to take the checkered flag after a close battle with Sheldon Creed for the final lead. Creed ended up crossing third, as Austin Hill slipped by for a second-place run. Todd Gilliland was fourth, and Ben Rhodes was fifth. Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Stewart Friesen, Tyler Ankrum and Derek Kraus completed the top 10 in the Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid.
Third win of year Kevin Harvick held off a fast-closing Denny Hamlin for his third victory of the season Saturday, scratching Pocono Raceway off his winless list in the opener of a NASCAR Cup Series weekend. Harvick’s first win at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track was the 52nd of his Cup Series career. Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford led 17 of 130 laps in the Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute.
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