Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results from Sunday race at Watkins Glen

7 min read
0
0
5

The winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Watkins Glen International has been a daily visitor to Victory Lane this year. Kyle Larson extended his series lead together with his fifth win of the 2021 season within the Go Bowling at The Glen road race. Larson cruised to the checkered flag after building an outsized lead in Stage 3. Larson also pulled into a tie with Denny Hamlin for the lead within the point standings. The regular-season champion receives a berth in NASCAR’s playoffs but Larson is already assured of a spot as a race winner. Hamlin is winless in 23 races this year.

Larson’s victory was excellent news for Hamlin and drivers closer to the playoff bubble. With 13 different race winners so far, three berths within the 16-driver field remain open with three races remaining within the regular season. immediately those spots belong to Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Tyler Reddick. Below is more about Larson’s win Sunday, plus the entire results of the race.

Kyle Larson extended his series lead together with his fifth win of the 2021 season within the Go Bowling at The Glen road race. Larson cruised to the checkered flag after building an outsized lead in Stage 3 NBA Postpones Pacers-Wizards thanks to COVID-19 Protocols Larson also pulled into a tie with Denny Hamlin for the lead within the point standings. The regular-season champion receives a berth in NASCAR’s playoffs but Larson is already assured of a spot as a race winner. Hamlin is winless in 23 races this year.

Larson’s victory was excellent news for Hamlin and drivers closer to the playoff bubble. With 13 different race winners so far, three berths within the 16-driver field remain open with three races remaining within the regular season. immediately those spots belong to Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Tyler Reddick. Kyle Larson made it five wins on the season with a 2.430-second victory over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott. Larson had built a lead quite double that in Stage 3, but lapped traffic ahead of him, and Elliott behind him made things dicey for a couple of minutes.

“Chase was already catching me pretty quick, even with me being in open track so once I caught those, I think, four (lapped) cars and got into the 38 (Anthony Alfredo) right here, I assumed I might check out my mirror and therefore the 9 (Elliott) would be right me, but thankfully had a cushty enough gap to where I could make an error like that,” Elliott, the two-time defending race winner, finished second despite starting at the rear of the sector. He was sent there because his No. 9 car failed prerace inspection twice. “I made too many mistakes to urge the win, unfortunately, and made it too late within the race,” he said, per NASCAR.com.

Larson and Elliott have finished 1-2 fourfold this season. Kyle Larson gave Hendrick Motorsports its 11th win in 23 races this season. All four Hendrick drivers have a minimum of one win in 2021. The rest of the highest 10 after Larson and Elliott: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, William Byron, Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick, Chase Briscoe, and Tyler Reddick. Hamlin, Harvick, and Reddick hold the three open playoff spots for the instant, but they might be removed from the bubble if they continue to be winless and first-time winners emerge in each of the subsequent three races. Hamlin could still get in by winning the regular-season points title.

Reddick is fighting just to remain within the top 16 of the projected playoff field. He leads Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon by 15 points for the 16th spot. Harvick is 95 points before Dillon. The Cup Series will make history next weekend when it races for the primary time on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Verizon 200 at The Brickyard is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 15 (NBC, TSN 3 & 5, IMS Radio).

  • Larson finally chases down Hamlin atop NASCAR standings

    It took five wins by Kyle Larson to catch the foremost consistent driver in NASCAR’s…
Load More Related Articles
Load More By Sameera Maduranga
Load More In USA News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Director Lisa Joy Makes Feature Debut With “Reminiscence”

Just as surely as global climate change is scarring the land and warming the seas, it̵…