CHASE ELLIOTT GIVES CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 SECOND CUP WIN OF 2018
Victory is first Cup Series win for Elliott and 250th Cup Series trophy for Hendrick Motorsports
Chase Elliott earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen International
Elliott and his father Bill become the seventh father-son duo to both record victories at NASCAR’s premier level joining the Earnhardt’s, Jarrett’s, Baker’s, two generations of Petty’s and the Allison’s.
The win is the second of the season for Chevrolet and 18th victory for the brand at The Glen
The win is the 250th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph for car owner Rick Hendrick
The win is the second MENCS victory for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in its debut season as Chevy’s flagship vehicle in Cup Series competition.
Chevy now has 777 all-time MENCS victories.
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Chase Elliott led two different times in his No. 9 Sunenergy1 Camaro ZL1 for 52 of the 90 circuits around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen road course en route to his first career Monster Energy Cup Series victory in the GoBowling at the Glen, the 22nd-race of the 2018 campaign. Elliott’s victory is the second for the Camaro ZL1 in Cup Series competition, ending a 20-race winless streak for the Bowtie Brand. This is the 22-year-old’s first win and first top 10 finish at Watkins Glen International in his 99th career MENCS start.
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion
Finishing Position: 1st
VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – WALK ME THROUGH THE MOVE ON THE 18. “I just didn’t know if I was gonna get there at the end and I felt like that was my best opportunity to do what I had to do to win. I didn’t want to wreck him, but I didn’t want to waste a bunch of time behind him. I just got to thank everybody on this No. 4 Busch Beer/Jimmy John’s Ford for everything that they do – Mobil 1, Haas Automation, Hunt Brother’s, everybody from Stewart-Haas Racing. What a great weekend.”
Tyler Ankrum Charges From Last to First To Win Second Annual Throwback 100
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its second annual King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 featuring the K&N Pro Series East on Saturday, July 14 showcasing the young up-and-coming drivers of NASCAR. The theme of the night was racing history with a showcase of vintage cars and K&N drivers featuring classic paint schemes as they took to the track hoping to write their name in the history books as a NASCAR winner.
KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion | Finished 1st
VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW — TAKE US THROUGH THE DECISION TO START ON THE OUTSIDE LANE AND THE DRIVE TO THE WIN. “I thought on that last restart that my best opportunity was Logano. He is one of the best on the restarts. I knew he would work with me as good as possible because that is just the way that most of us do it from Ford. We were able to just stay even through one and two and I really thought once we got to the back stretch we could clear him. I didn’t want to be on the bottom. I didn’t feel my car was stable enough to be under someone when they were on my right side. I had to take my lumps through one and two and hope that the guy behind me was still with me when we got to the exit of two and we were able to win.” (more…)
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Harvick rolls to “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” victory
Not even Mother Nature could slow down Kevin Harvick in this race.
Harvick passed Clint Bowyer, his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, shortly after a restart following a lengthy rain delay and proceeded to cruise to victory in the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.