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Sunday, August 5 Sunday Watkins Glen Notebook: Saturday Watkins Glen Notebook: Watch to Watch for - Watkins Glen International: Friday Watkins Glen Notebook: A look at some of the top statistical performers and top driver ratings at Watkins Glen, see the stats on the Statistical Advance - Analyzing Watkins Glen International page.
Chase Elliott wins thriller at Watkins Glen to score first Cup victory: That description, however, doesn't do justice to Elliott's magnificent drive over the final 32 laps of Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen, with Truex hounding him every inch of the way before running out of fuel with two corners left. The win is the first of his career in his 99th start. Elliott led 50 of the 90 laps, including the final He held off a hard charge by Truex, Jr over the final laps of the race before Truex ran out of gas on the final lap.
Pole sitter Hamlin finished 13th after late pit stop problems. There were 9 lead changes among 5 drivers and 4 cautions for 11 yellow flag laps. The average speed of the race was: See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at: This is his first victory and 11th top finish in This is his first victory and first top finish in three races at Watkins Glen International.
It is his 15th top finish in Kyle Busch third posted his 12th top finish in 14 races at Watkins Glen International. William Byron eighth was the highest finishing rookie. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 70 points over Kevin Harvick. Lucky Dogs, drivers that got a lap back during the cautions and their finish: None, no one on track a lap or more down.
Watkins Glen pre-race schedule Eastern time: Canadian National Anthem by Anna Heerdt 2: National Anthem by U. There were 9 lead changes among 6 drivers and 3 cautions for 8 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at: This is his fourth victory and 15th top finish in This is his first victory and seventh top finish in 12 races at Watkins Glen International.
Matt Kenseth second posted his eighth top finish in 18 races at Watkins Glen International. It is his 10th top finish in Lucky Dogs, drivers that got a lap during the cautions and their finish: Canadian National Anthem by: Presentation of Colors by: Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around". With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls 12,24,43 have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
Due to Sunday qualifying, pit stall were chosen based on Pocono qualifying. Pocono Pole sitter Busch chose pit stall 1, the first stall available [as do most pole sitters]. Outside pole sitter at Pocono, Truex, Jr. The final pit stall was taken by Johnson, who qualified 14th at Pocono.. Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: Busch has won 5 times from the 24 previous poles, including last weekend at Pocono.
See round-by-round qualifying results on the Qualifying results page pdf and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page pdf. This is his sixth pole and 19th top start in It is his third consecutive pole. This is his second pole in 13 races at Watkins Glen International. Kyle Larson second posted his 12th top start of and his third in four races at Watkins Glen International. It is his 18th in 22 races this season. Daniel Suarez fifth was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format: Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order from fastest to slowest.
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The Glen hosted a variety of races from its opening in until it closed under financial pressures in The historic Watkins Glen road course really puts drivers to the test. Denny Hamlin won the , wreck-filled Cheez-It at Watkins Glen International, surviving a series of multi-car accidents that brought out several cautions and subsequent restarts down the stretch.
And the restarts were absolutely crazy. The final three laps evolved into a battle to the finish between Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. But as they came to take the checkered flag, Keselowski made contact with and turned Truex, who later expressed his displeasure with the move by bumping Keselowski after the race was completed. Charging hard for the last several laps, Joey Logano passed Kevin Harvick in the last turn of the last lap for the win. Harvick, who led a race high 29 laps, ran out of fuel to allow the hard-charging Logano to pass him.
It marked the second week in a row a driver had run out of gas and relinquished the lead. It happened to Logano, among others, last week at Pocono Raceway. Sprint Cup Sportsbook Bonus.