Wednesday, Jun 29

Schuchart and Davenport Earn Victories Friday Night at World of Outlaws Bristol Bash

Logan Schuchart dominated the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature and Jonathan Davenport held off hard-charging Kyle Larson to score the victory in the CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series race Friday night during the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash.

Schuchart broke a winless drought with a dominating performance, leading every lap of the 25-lap Sprint Car feature to claim his 31st career victory and first ever at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“It couldn’t have felt any better from qualifying on,” Schuchart said. “Just an awesome race car, phenomenal. Really want to thank all the guys who helped out and worked hard including my Grandpa. It was a great team effort. It’s awesome to be on a big stage like this and get this car back into Victory Lane.”

It was a bit of redemption for Schuchart, who led 23 laps here last year in the final feature of the weekend and appeared to be on his way to victory before his engine broke with two laps to go, opening the door for David Gravel to take the win.

“It’s nice to be back in Victory Late, let alone in a facility like this,” Schuchart said. “The car seemed like it almost couldn’t miss. Really felt good all night. I felt like I could go anywhere I needed to go on the race track. I raced with Aaron early in the night and he was very fast. When we were able to race together I knew we were pretty good.”

This season Schuchart has posted a bunch of top fives and top 10s, but he was thrilled to put another W in his victory column.

“We’ve had some good runs and been fast, but have been to some new places this year and trying to figure this car out,” Schuchart said. “We are gaining some momentum. There’s just so many good cars in this series you can’t afford to have any little slip up. If you don’t qualify well you have to start in the back and it’s hard to work your way to the front. It’s easy to over think things and second-guess yourself. That’s what I was doing a month ago and now I’m finding a way to make myself comfortable. I can’t thank everyone who is a part of this team for sticking behind us and working hard.”

Aaron Reutzel finished second and was followed by Kraig Kinser, Carson Macedo and Gravel in the top five. Sheldon Haudenschild was sixth, Larson finished seventh and was followed by Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss and Brad Sweet in the top 10.

In the 30-lap Late Model race, Davenport took the checkered flag but the moonlighting NASCAR Cup Series champ put on quite a show for the fans Saturday night at the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash.

Davenport passed race leader Ricky Weiss with four laps to go and managed to hold off a hard-charging Larson, who had to start at the rear of the field for being late getting to the staging area.

Just as Davenport caught a glimpse of the hood on Larson’s No. 6 machine, Larson’s car got loose and tagged the wall in turn two on the final lap.

“I’m glad I didn’t have a spotter or a mirror because I guess he was coming pretty hard behind us up top,” Davenport said. “It’s great for our team we finally got that gorilla off our back. Just got to thank this whole team. It’s a pretty awesome deal to win at Bristol.”

Larson thrilled the fans with his march to the front. He started 21st and had passed half the cars in the first two laps of the race. He used the top side of the track to slide through and get strong runs down the front and backstretch. After the race Larson, who is pulling double duty, wasn’t pleased with the penalty. He ultimately finished eighth.

“I want to thank the fans for their support, and I’m glad I was able to give you all a show tonight,” a steamed Larson said, who was supposed to start on the front row. “It would’ve been a lot easier if I could have started up front, but I had a lot of (stuff) to do running in both classes.”

Weiss held on to post a second-place finish and was followed by Kyle Bronson, Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden in the top five. Newport’s Jimmy Owens finished sixth.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the CASE Late Models will return to action Saturday night with hot laps, qualifying, and heat races. There will be a 25-lap main feature race with a $25,000 prize to the winner for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models will race in a 30-lap main feature, also with a $25,000 payout to the winner.

Fans can purchase their tickets today for the Bristol Bash at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com. Reserved grandstand ticket prices start at $45 each. Kids (12 and under) tickets are $10. VIP Parking is available in for $10 per day.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Results – 25 laps

  1. Logan Schuchart
  2. Aaron Reutzel
  3. Kraig Kinser
  4. Carson Macedo
  5. David Gravel
  6. Sheldon Haudenschild
  7. Kyle Larson
  8. Spencer Bayston
  9. Brock Zearfoss
  10. Brad Sweet
  11. Kerry Madsen
  12. James McFadden
  13. Anthony Macri
  14. Rico Abreu
  15. Donny Schatz
  16. Jacob Allen
  17. Noah Gass
  18. Bill Rose
  19. John Carney
  20. Jason Sides
  21. Landon Myers
  22. Matt Frisbie
  23. Brian Paulus
  24. Jake Spoon

World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Results – 30 laps

  1. Jonathan Davenport
  2. Ricky Weiss
  3. Kyle Bronson
  4. Scott Bloomquist
  5. Chris Madden
  6. Jimmy Owens
  7. Kyle Hammer
  8. Kyle Larson
  9. Ryan Gustin
  10. Tyler Bruening
  11. Ross Bailes
  12. Tanner English
  13. Dennis Erb Jr.
  14. Josh Richards
  15. Boom Briggs
  16. Gordy Gundaker
  17. Max Blair
  18. Tim Lance
  19. Tim Vance
  20. Brent Larson
  21. Kyle Strickler
  22. Don Hammer

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