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Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. split stage wins at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott rolled to a Stage 2 win Sunday in the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet took the lead from Kyle Busch on the 27th lap and stayed in front at the Lap 40 conclusion of the second stage. The green-checkered flag marked his third stage win this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

RELATED: Stage 2 results

Busch wrapped up second place in Stage 2 with pole winner Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Stage 1 winner Martin Truex Jr. rounding out the first five positions heading into the second intermission.

The full distance of Sunday’s race (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM) was scheduled for 90 laps (220.5 miles).

STAGE 2 RESULTS

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 10
2 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 9
3 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 8
4 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 7
5 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 6
6 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing 5
7 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 4
8 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing 3
9 Ryan Blaney Team Penske 2
10 Daniel Suarez Joe Gibbs Racing 1

Martin Truex Jr. landed a Stage 1 victory in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International.

Truex led just three of the 20 laps in the opening stanza of the Go Bowling at The Glen, taking the lead when Kyle Busch made a pit stop before the end of the stage. The stage win was Truex’s seventh of the season, banking the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota team another playoff point for the 10-race postseason.

RELATED: Stage 1 results

Jimmie Johnson wound up second at the end of the second stage. Rookie William Byron, Michael McDowell and Brad Keselowski followed across the finish line in order to complete the top five.

Joey Logano, who started sixth, was the first driver sidelined after running into trouble on Lap 2. Logano’s Team Penske No. 22 Ford rear-ended Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet in Turn 5, then spewed fluid and slid off course in Turn 6. He drove to the garage, ending his day last in the 37-car field.

Busch, who started second, was among those pitting from Laps 17-18 as a strategy play. Busch led 16 of the 20 laps but wound up 14th at the end of the stage.

STAGE 1 RESULTS

Finish Driver Team Race Points
1 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing 10
2 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 9
3 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports 8
4 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports 7
5 Brad Keselowski Team Penske 6
6 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing 5
7 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports 4
8 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing 3
9 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing 2
10 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing 1