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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Chase Elliott

9 |

34

Running

62

24

41

5

2

Christopher Bell

20 |

13

Running

62

0

39

0

3

Kyle Busch

18 |

40

Running

62

4

35

0

4

Kurt Busch

1 |

16

Running

62

0

41

0

5

Denny Hamlin

11 |

6

Running

62

0

37

0

6

Chase Briscoe

14 |

35

Running

62

0

31

0

7

Ross Chastain

42 |

8

Running

62

0

44

0

8

Tyler Reddick

8 |

4

Running

62

5

46

1

9

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

9

Running

62

1

28

0

10

Matt DiBenedetto

21 |

7

Running

62

10

27

0

11

Austin Dillon

3 |

37

Running

62

0

26

0

12

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

38

Running

62

0

25

0

13

Brad Keselowski

2 |

20

Running

62

0

24

0

14

Aric Almirola

10 |

19

Running

62

1

23

0

15

Joey Logano

22 |

14

Running

62

0

27

0

16

Kyle Larson

5 |

2

Running

62

0

36

0

17

Cole Custer

41 |

15

Running

62

0

20

0

18

Chris Buescher

17 |

12

Running

62

0

19

0

19

Erik Jones

43 |

21

Running

62

0

18

0

20

Ryan Blaney

12 |

17

Running

62

0

17

0

21

Corey Lajoie

7 |

23

Running

62

0

16

0

22

Alex Bowman

48 |

10

Running

62

0

18

0

23

Josh Bilicki

52 |

27

Running

62

0

14

0

24

Bubba Wallace

23 |

36

Running

62

0

16

0

25

Justin Haley

77 |

22

Running

62

0

0

0

26

Ty Dillon

96 |

39

Running

62

0

0

0

27

Kevin Harvick

4 |

25

Running

62

0

14

0

28

James Davison

15 |

26

Running

62

0

9

0

29

AJ Allmendinger

16 |

3

Running

62

0

0

0

30

Michael McDowell

34 |

18

Running

62

0

7

0

31

Cody Ware

51 |

29

Running

62

0

0

0

32

Ryan Newman

6 |

28

Running

62

0

5

0

33

William Byron

24 |

1

Running

62

15

23

1

34

Quin Houff

00 |

33

Running

62

0

3

0

35

Kyle Tilley

78 |

30

Running

60

0

2

0

36

Daniel Suarez

99 |

11

Running

53

0

1

0

37

Anthony Alfredo

38 |

24

Brakes

42

0

1

0

38

Austin Cindric

33 |

5

Rear Gear

35

2

0

0

39

Ryan Eversley

53 |

31

Rear Gear

27

0

1

0

40

Ryan Preece

37 |

32

Engine

6

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Chase Elliott

    #1

    LEADER

    Chase Elliott

    9|

  • #2 | 5.705

    Christopher Bell

    #2

    5.705

    Christopher Bell

    20|

  • #3 | 9.831

    Kyle Busch

    #3

    9.831

    Kyle Busch

    18|

Chase Elliott surges to Cup Series win at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — After one event in “exile,” Chase Elliott once again is King of the Road.

The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion passed Kyle Busch for the lead on Lap 46 of 62 and cruised to victory in Sunday‘s Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip, the first Cup race at the 4.048-mile road course in 65 years.

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The win was Elliott‘s second of the season and the 13th of his career. Seven of those victories have come on road courses, including this year‘s debut race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Elliott had to settle for second to teammate Kyle Larson in last month‘s event at Sonoma Raceway.

Unable to complete a flying lap because of two ill-timed cautions during qualifying, Elliott started Sunday‘s race 34th in a field of 40. By the end of Stage 1, he was 10th, and by pitting three laps before the end of Stage 2, he positioned himself for a front-row restart for the final stage.

“Just really proud of our team for overcoming some adversity early and having to start in the back, having good pit stops,” said Elliott, who restarted fifth on Lap 46 after the final caution of the race for Anthony Alfredo‘s spin into a Turn 1 gravel trap.

“Had a really fast NAPA Chevrolet. Just so proud. We’ve had a rough few weeks, so it feels really good.”

Less than a lap after that final restart, Elliott pulled alongside Busch entering the Kink (Turn 11) on the backstretch and cleared him through Turn 12. Sixteen laps later, Elliott finished 5.705 seconds ahead of runner-up Christopher Bell, who passed Busch for the second position on Lap 58.

Elliott, who clinched a spot in the Cup Series Playoff with the win, finally got a feel for the mammoth road course after frustrating practice and qualifying sessions.

“Yeah, I never felt like I got in a real good rhythm all of yesterday (in practice),” Elliott said. “For whatever reason there, after about halfway through the race, I started finding some of that rhythm, was able to put it together, piece different parts of the track.

“Finally I felt like I was able to piece most of it together. Yeah, stayed with it and glad it worked out.”

Hendrick Motorsports has won 10 of 20 races this season and seven of the last eight. Elliott has the most road course victories among active drivers, is third all-time behind Jeff Gordon (nine wins) and Tony Stewart (eight) and has won at more different road courses (five) than any other driver in Cup history.

Bell overcame a tail-end-of-the-field penalty for driving through more than three pit boxes on Lap 15.

“Here the last couple weeks, I’ve been really proud of the progress we’ve made,” said Bell, who picked up his first Cup win in the second race of the season at the Daytona Road Course. “I’m just proud to drive for everybody on this 20 group at Joe Gibbs Racing.

“Excited for the future. I know there’s more to come. Like I said, there’s no reason why we can’t run up front every week.”

Kyle Busch started from the rear of the field and finished third in a backup car after wrecking his primary No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the Kink during Saturday‘s practice.

Brother Kurt Busch came home fourth and increased his lead to 25 points over Chris Buescher in the race for the final playoff position. Series points leader Denny Hamlin came home fifth, giving Joe Gibbs Racing three cars in the top five.

Chase Briscoe was the top-finishing Ford driver in sixth, matching his best result of the season. Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick, Martin Truex Jr. and Matt DiBenedetto completed the top 10.

For the second straight day, Austin Cindric had an excellent run spoiled by unfortunate circumstances.

Cindric, who qualified fifth, had just retaken the lead from DiBenedetto on Lap 24 when a mechanical issue thwarted his hopes for a maiden Cup victory. Cindric ran wide in Turn 5 with a broken axle and spun shortly thereafter.

“I only had one-wheel drive, and when you only have two other ones spinning with 750 horsepower, it‘s a bit challenging,” said Cindric, who salvaged an eighth-place finish in Saturday‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series race after a late chain-reaction wreck. “It was quite dramatic taking the lead and then immediately losing everything. Not a weekend I‘m necessarily happy about.”

Pole winner William Byron led the first 15 laps and won Stage 1 but finished 33rd after spinning off course in the final stage after a bump from teammate Alex Bowman. Reddick earned the Playoff point for winning Stage 2 after Elliott, Kyle Busch and Truex made strategic pit stops ahead of him.

The race was the first event for the Cup Series at the 4.048-mile Wisconsin road course since 1956, when NASCAR Hall of Famer Tim Flock prevailed in a Mercury. The Xfinity Series has raced at the Elkhart Lake venue each year since 2010.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next event is scheduled for Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM).

Note: Post-race inspection in the Cup Series garage was completed without major issue. The No. 14 Ford of Briscoe was found with two unsecured lug nuts, which is expected to result in a one-race suspension for crew chief Johnny Klausmeier when penalties are announced later this week.

Contributing: Staff reports