The winner of Monday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence filth race at Bristol Motor Speedway needed to survive a two-lap time beyond regulation dash to the checkered flag.
Joey Logano drove away for the win on the ultimate restart of the rain-delayed Meals Metropolis Dust Race. Logano first put away Denny Hamlin, who misplaced numerous floor as he tried to move Logano from the excessive lane, after which held off a late problem by a closing Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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The additional laps capped a chaotic race that was marked by tire put on, poor visibility and a number of wrecks on restarts. The crashes prompted NASCAR to modify to single-file restarts in Stage 2.
Regardless of all of that, NASCAR introduced earlier than the tip of the race that it will run one other filth race at Bristol in spring 2022. Previous to this 12 months, NASCAR’s high nationwide sequence final raced on filth in 1970.
Under is extra about Logano’s win, plus the entire outcomes of Monday’s race.
Who received the NASCAR race yesterday?
Joey Logano turned the seventh winner within the first seven races of the NASCAR Cup Sequence 2021 season. He joins Michael McDowell, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney in that group. All seven mechanically qualify for NASCAR’s playoffs.
“Nothing like profitable at Bristol, however placing filth on it and being the primary to do it’s actually particular,” Logano informed Fox Sports activities’ Jamie Little in his on-track postrace interview.
Logano was on the brink of put away Hamlin for the win when Mike Marlar minimize a tire with 4 laps to go, forcing the time beyond regulation. Due to the change to single-file restarts, Hamlin restarted behind Logano as an alternative of subsequent to him. Moderately than attempting to bump and run, Hamlin went excessive whereas Logano stayed low, and it price him.
Hamlin stated in his pn-track interview that he “minimize the 22 (Logano) too many breaks” whereas Logano was “slicing us off” within the last stage .
“He is doing what he has to do to guard the lead and I am attempting to get it from him,” Hamlin stated later in his postrace Zoom name with media (per Fox Sports activities’ Bob Pockrass). “I simply wasn’t aggressive sufficient. I ought to have simply type of shoved him out of the . . . after I had place on the underside I ought to have simply moved up and acquired him within the mud and removed him. However I needed to move him clear, and I did not, and so I did not win.”
Truex dominated the primary half of the 250-lap race after profitable the Truck Sequence race earlier within the afternoon. He received Stage 1 however misplaced the lead in Stage 2 and by no means recaptured it. Logano went on to win Stage 2.
NASCAR outcomes from Bristol
Logano, Stenhouse and Hamlin completed 1-2-3. The third was Hamlin’s sixth top-five end in seven races. The remainder of the highest 10: Daniel Suarez, Ryan Newman, Byron, Tyler Reddick, Blaney, Erik Jones and Chase Elliott.
Truex completed nineteenth after slicing a tire on the ultimate restart.
The Cup Sequence will now take every week off for Easter after which return on April 10 for extra short-track racing at Martinsville (7:30 p.m.; FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
NASCAR at Bristol outcomes
||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
||Martin Truex Jr.