Denny Hamlin won an action packed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
Hamlin won in a NASCAR double overtime after to late race cautions took most of the contenders out.
For Hamlin, this marks his first win in the Coca-Cola 600.
Rounding out the top five were Kyle Busch in second, Kevin Harvick in third, Chase Briscoe in fourth and Christopher Bell in fifth.
The first overtime caution began when Chase Briscoe, who was running in second to Kyle Larson lost controlling Turn 2 and spun out and caused the caution.
When the race went back to green, Austin Dillion would charge by from sixth place all the way to Kyle Larson in first. Dillion would catch Larson and both drivers would lose control of their cars. Dillion would crash with Larson, Chastain and Logano.
Out of the 37 cars that competed on Sunday night, 17 would fail to finish the race. 16 of the 17 cars out of the race were due to on-track incidents. Sunday nights race consisted of 18 cautions. The most since the 2005 Coca-Cola 600.
On lap 346, a violent crash occurred when Chris Buescher flipped multi times through the turf on the front stretch to bring out the 16th caution flag.
Daniel Suarez was running in fourth place when he got in front of Chase Briscoe on the Turn 4 exit. Contact between the two sent Suarez around. Todd Gilliand hit Suarez’s left rear. Buescher was hit from behind from Harrison Burton, causing the right front of Buescher’s car into Suarez’s car.
Buescher’s right front suspension would break as Buescher was sliding through the turf and his wheel would get caught underneath the car causing it to get airborne and flip multiple times.
Chris Buescher and Daniel Suarez would both exit their cars.
Rounding out the top ten were Tyler Reddick in sixth, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, in seventh, Michael McDowell in eighth, Kyle Larson in ninth and Alex Bowman in tenth.
Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 marked the longest race in NASCAR history at 619.5 miles. The previous record was 608 mines in the 2020 Coca-Cola 600.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, June 5th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott
Stage 2 Winner: Daniel Suarez
Stage 3 Winner: Ross Chastain
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
Josh Berry won Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Berry won by a 17 second margin over second place Ty Gibbs.
“This car was so good,” Josh Berry told FS1 post-race
Berry and Allgaier raced each other hard at the end and Allgaier would loose control of his car and slide up into the wall. Allgaier’s right rear tire would go down forcing him to come to pit road. Allgaier would go onto finish in seventh.
Rounding out the top five were Ty Gibbs in second, Sam Mayer in third, Noah Gragson in fourth and Ryan Preece in fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Daniel Hemric in sixth, Justin Allgaier in seventh, Sheldon Creed in eighth, Trevor Bayne in ninth and Myatt Snider in tenth.
Caution 1: Lap 65, Brandon Jones spins out in Turn 1
Caution 2: Lap 21, Timmy Hill spins out in Turn 3
Caution 3: Lap 33, Brandon Brown spins out in Turn 4
Caution 4: Jeffery Earnhardt wrecks on the front stretch collecting Myatt Snider and Kyle Weatherman
DNF: 78, 99, 45, 48, 39, 23, 07, 47, 34, 26, 13
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Portland International Raceway on Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Josh Berry
Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier
Race Winner: Josh Berry
Ross Chastain won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chastain took the race lead on the last lap of the second overtime attempt and would go on to win.
Rounding out the top five were Grant Enfinger in second, John Hunter Nemecheck in third, Christian Eckes in fourth and Zane Smith in fifth.
Carson However was leading the race up until a caution would send the race into overtime. After the restart, Hocevar lost control of his truck and spun out while battling Ryan Preece for the win. Preece would hit the wall and would go onto finish 11th.
Preece was noticeably unhappy with However post-race.
“All of you kids watching right now wanting to get to this level, don’t do that. Race with respect,” Preece told FS1 post-race.
Hocevar would finish 16th.
Rounding out the top ten were Tanner Gray in sixth, Kyle Busch in seventh, Chandler Smith in eighth, Stewart Friesen in ninth and Ben Rhodes in tenth.
The NASCAR Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway on June 4th at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Zane Smith
Stage 2 Winner: Ben Rhodes
Race Winner: Ross Chastain
Ryan Blaney won Sunday nights NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, giving him the $1 million prize for the first time in his career.
Never should have been a yellow in the first place. They put Blaney in the situation he was in. To make up for it they let him break a rule. 2 wrongs don’t make a right.— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) May 23, 2022
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Joey Logano used the back bumper of William Byron to snap his 40-race winless streak at Darlington on Sunday.
In the final two laps, Logano caught up to then leader William Byron in Turn 3 and gave Byron a shot in the bumper. As a result, that would send Byron into the outside wall and allow Logano to pass by for the lead and go onto win.
Logano said post race that it was retaliation from earlier in the race when Byron got into him.
“You’re not gonna put me in the wall and not get anything back. That’s not how that works,” Logano told FS1 post-race.
Meanwhile Byron would go onto finish 13th after significant damage was made to his car after the contact with Logano.
Byron was noticeably upset with Logano during his post-race interview with Fox Sports.
“He’s just an idiot. He does this stuff all the time. I’ve seen it with other guys. He drove in there 10 mile an hour too fast and with these Next Gen cars he slammed me so hard it knocked the whole right side off the car and no way to make the corner. He’s just a moron,” Byron told FS1 post-race.
Rounding out the top five were Tyler Reddick in second, Justin Haley in third, Kevin Harvick in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.
Justin Haley who finished third, scored his first top-five series finish since winning at Daytona in July of 2019.
Kevin Harvick who finished fourth, scored his 13th straight top-10 place finish at Darlington Raceway, breaking the tie he had with Bill Elliott for the most consecutive top tens at the track.
Notable and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson finished 36th after an engine failure on Sunday. This marks his fifth finish of 29th or worse this year in 12 races. In all of 2021 he had just four finishes of 29th or worse.
Rounding out the top ten were Christopher Bell in sixth, Michael McDowell in seventh, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in eighth, Austin Dillion in ninth and Daniel Suarez in tenth.
The NASCAR Cup Series will head to Kansas Speedway on May 15th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Joey Logano
Stage 2 Winner: Ross Chastain
Race Winner: Joey Logano
Chase Elliott won Monday’s NASCAR Cup race at Dover Motor Speedway.
Elliott took the lead from Ross Chastain after a restart with 53 laps to go and went on to pick up his first Cup win of the season.
“Let’s enjoy it,” Elliott said to his team over the radio after the race.
With his win on Monday, Elliott snaps a 26-race winless streak. He is also the ninth different winner in the first 11 races of the season.
Driver No. 9 was on the inside lane when the race went back to green. Elliott passed by Chastain when the green flag waved and would hold onto command of the lead for the remainder of the race picking up his 14th NASCAR Cup Series win.
Rounding out the top five were Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in second, Ross Chastain in third, Christopher Bell in fourth and Alex Bowman in fifth.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who finished second, snapped a seven race streak of finishing 25th or worse.
Martin Truex Jr, who was racing Chastain for third on the final lap made contact with Chastain and spun out on the final lap.
Kyle Busch led a race-high of 103 laps but bad luck would come his way when he pitted under green flag and a caution would come out after AJ Allmendinger’s car lost a wheel. That would put Busch restarting 16th on the restart. He would go on to finish 7th.
Rounding out the top ten were Kyle Larson in sixth, Kyle Busch in seventh, Chris Buescher in eighth, Kevin Harvick in ninth and Erik Jones in tenth.
The NASCAR Cup Series will head to Darlington Raceway on May 8th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Denny Hamlin
Stage 2 Winner: Ryan Blaney
Race Winner: Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt.
AJ Allmendinger won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the America’s.
“That’s why I’m so frickin hard on myself sometimes because they deserve to win more than anybody here and I just want to do it for them, so thankfully, we got one done today.”
Rounding out the top five were Austin Hill in second, Cole Custer in third, Noah Gragson in fourth and Sam Mayer in fifth.
Allmendinger, Hill, Gragson and Mayer are the eligible drivers for next Saturday’s Dash 4 Cash opener at Richmond Raceway with their top five finishes.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head into Richmond Raceway next Saturday, April 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: AJ Allmendinger
Stage 2 Winner: Sam Mayer
Race Winner: AJ Allmendinger
Cole Custer won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Kyle Larson won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series finale race at Phoenix Raceway in route to his first ever NASCAR Cup Series championship.
With his win on Sunday, Larson caps off what was one of the best seasons by a driver in series history.
“I cannot believe it,” Larson told NBC Sports post-race. I didn’t think I would be racing a Cup car a year and a half ago and to win the championship is crazy. There were so many points of this race where I did not think that we were going to win and without my pit crew on that last stop, we would nit be standing here. They’re the true winners this race. They’re the true champion. I’m just blessed to be apart of this group. Every single person at Hendrick Motorsports. This win is for all of us and every one of you.
An 11.8 second pit stop under yellow gave Larson the lead in the race’s final restart with just 24 laps to go.
Larson held off his fellow championship four drivers for the win.
Martin Truex Jr. finished second, Denny Hamlin finished third and Chase Elliott rounded out the championship four drivers in fifth.
Ryan Blaney finish fourth, leading the non championship drivers.
Martin Truex Jr., who won the Cup series title in 2017 now has finished runner-up in points for the third time in the last four seasons.
“’18, ’19’, ’21 three years, we were right there and had a car capable of winning and just for whatever reason it didn’t go the way we needed it to,”Truex told NBC Sports post-race. “And at the end there not quite enough speed to get to Larson and around him. I thought if he’d stay on the bottom a little bit longer, id have a shot but he moved up and I couldn’t do anything on the bottom. It is what it is. They did a great job. They had a great season. Congrats to them. We’ll come back and try again next year,”
Larson is the third different driver to win a Cup series title in the modern era in his first season with a new team.
The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season begins on February 6th with the Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The first points paying race of the season is the Daytona 500 on February 20th on FOX.
Stage 1 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Stage 2 Winner: Kyle Larson
Race Winner: Kyle Larson