Chase Elliott keeps rolling, sweeps stages at Bristol

Chase Elliott swept the stages Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, taking both green-and-white-checkered flags in the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500.

The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver came alive late in Stage 1 and found his way back to the lead once again by Lap 204 of Stage 2, leading a total of 74 laps thus far.

Elliott was trailed by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in order to round out the top five.

RELATED: Stage 2 results

A big wreck unfolded with 20 laps remaining in the stage, bringing out the red flag. Jimmie Johnson got into the left rear of the Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 47, spinning the JTG-Daugherty entry and sparking a pileup from oncoming traffic. Cole Custer, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch and Tyler Reddick were also involved and took heavy, race-ending damage.

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During a battle with his teammate for the lead, Ryan Blaney lost control of his No. 12 Team Penske Ford and appeared set to get away from the incident before being clipped by Ty Dillon’s No. 13 Chevrolet. Blaney exited the race and will finish 40th. Dillon ran two more laps than Blaney and will finish 39th.

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Ryan Preece also got into the wall late in the stage to bring out the final caution on Lap 239.

Finish Driver Team Points
1 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 10
2 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 9
3 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 8
4 Joey Logano Team Penske 7
5 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 6
6 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing 5
7 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports 4
8 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing 3
9 Brad Keselowski Team Penske 2
10 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing 1


Chase Elliott took home his fourth stage win of the season in Stage 1 of Sunday’s Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver, who is the series’ most recent winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway, paced the field for 22 laps after taking the lead on Lap 106.

RELATED: Stage 1 results

Elliott’s close friend, Ryan Blaney, finished runner-up in the stage in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford, followed by Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford), Aric Almirola (No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford) and Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford) to round out the top five.

Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota and Daniel Suarez’ No. 96 Toyota were caught speeding during their trips to pit road during the second competition caution. Suarez was then black-flagged and was forced to serve a pass-through penalty. They finished the stage 17th and 34th, respectively.

Matt DiBenedetto stayed out during the second competition caution and led the field to green on the ensuing restart but was shuffled back to seventh by the stage’s end.

The first caution came on Lap 7 when a spinning Ryan Newman brought out the yellow flag. There were two competition cautions in the first stage as well, on Laps 20 and 60.

The race began with no practice or qualifying. Keselowski started first after a random draw.

Finish Driver Team Points
1 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports 10
2 Ryan Blaney Team Penske 9
3 Brad Keselowski Team Penske 8
4 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing 7
5 Joey Logano Team Penske 6
6 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing 5
7 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing 4
8 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing 3
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing 2
10 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports 1