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Sport Chase Elliott wins at Charlotte four days after pit call cost him a win in the Coca-Cola 600

07:15  29 may  2020
07:15  29 may  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson's losing streak

  Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson's losing streak CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson's losing streak to 102 races, holding off the seven-time NASCAR champion in overtime early Monday in the Coca-Cola 600. Keselowski started in the back of the field, worked his way to the front at Charlotte Motor Speedway and gambled in not pitting when caution stopped Chase Elliott from winning with two laps remaining. Elliott pitted and Keselowski led a train of eight cars that stayed on the track. He lined up in front of Alex Bowman on the inside line with Johnson — retiring from Cup racing at the end of the season — on the bottom ahead of Keselowski teammate Ryan Blaney.

The win comes six days after Busch wrecked Elliott in a Cup Series race at Darlington and two days after Elliott ’s costly decision to pit late in the Coca - Cola 21 when Busch won at Las Vegas. Elliott , John Hunter Nemechek and Brennan Poole were the three full-time Cup drivers eligible to collect the

Elliott was on his way to a certain victory with about two laps to go when his teammate spun. Elliott pitted during the ensuing caution and finished second. Elliott went spinning off Busch’s bumper on Wednesday night at Darlington as the two were racing for second (and a possible win ) late in the race.

There would be no opportunity for a late pit stop decision Thursday night for Chase Elliott and his team.

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: Chase Elliott celebrates after winning at Charlotte on Thursday night. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Chase Elliott celebrates after winning at Charlotte on Thursday night. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Elliott passed Kevin Harvick with less than 28 laps to go and cruised away from Ryan Blaney to win a rain-delayed second race at Charlotte. Unlike Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the race did not have a caution flag near the finish as Elliott was unchallenged for the win.

“It’s not the Coke 600 but any win in the Cup Series is hard to get,” Elliott said.

As Elliott was leading Sunday’s race with two laps to go his teammate William Byron spun. Elliott’s crew chief Alan Gustafson brought him to pit road for four fresh tires. Elliott restarted 11th after eight cars decided not to pit. Brad Keselowski won the race as Elliott finished third before he was classified in second as Jimmie Johnson’s car failed inspection.

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Brad Keselowski won the Coca - Cola 600 on Sunday night in overtime after a late caution flag cost Chase Elliott an almost certain victory. The Truck Series returns to the track for the first time in more than three months on Tuesday night, followed by another Cup race on Wednesday.

The win comes six days after Busch wrecked Elliott in a Cup Series race at Darlington and two days after Elliott ’s costly decision to pit late in the Coca - Cola 600 , opened the door for Brad Keselowski to steal an almost certain win from him had the race stayed green.

It was impossible for anyone watching Thursday night’s race to not wonder if Elliott and his crew would be put in the same situation again. But the race stayed green for the final 60 laps as Elliott’s car motored to the front over the final stretch.

“I was just waiting for the caution to come out to be honest with you,” Elliott said after Thursday night’s race. “I just either thought the caution was going to come out, I was going to break something or I was going to crash. After the last couple of weeks I thought surely it wasn’t going to go green to the end.”

Denny Hamlin finished second after beating Blaney to the finish line like he did in the Daytona 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth and Kurt Busch was fifth. 

Harvick’s car fell like a rock after Elliott passed him. He ended up finishing 10th. 

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Brad keselowski WINS rain-delayed coca - cola 600 . Busch is in the midst of running all seven races in 11 days at Darlington and Charlotte since NASCAR Briscoe, who was looking for his third Xfinity Series win of the season, drew penalties for an uncontrolled tire and speeding on pit road

The 2000 Coca - Cola 600 was a Memorial Day weekend that Matt Kenseth will never forget. It was a rookie battle between Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the longest race of the season, which was made even longer due to rain.

Rain delays the race. Again.

Thursday night’s race was supposed to be run on Wednesday. But rain from Tropical Depression Bertha pushed it to Thursday. And guess what? Thursday’s race was delayed during the first stage because of rain.

NASCAR is having a hard time with the weather. At least the weather forecasts for Sunday’s Cup Series race and Monday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway look really good.

Kyle Busch gets damage, finishes 29th

Kyle Busch’s night went south when he was on the outside of a four-wide situation following a mid-race restart.

Busch suffered a cut left-rear tire when he made contact with Aric Almirola’s car. The tire then damaged the fender on his car and ended up acting like a parachute of sorts. Busch lost two laps while his team put new tires on the car and he was only able to make one of those laps back before the end of the race. He finished 29th.

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I wanted to win the 600 my whole life and wanted to win in front of everybody,” Keselowski said. “But that's not always how it works. Johnson finished second, one spot ahead of devastated Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott , as Chevrolet is still seeking its first win in the three Cup races

Chase Elliott lost two races in four days , both in heartbreaking fashion. Jimmie Johnson had a shot at snapping his three-year losing streak but instead it His Hendrick Motorsports team bounced back with a competitive Chevrolet in the 600 that Elliott drove to the front late in the race. Half a lap before he

Alex Bowman hits wall while running second

Alex Bowman was two spots behind Busch in the running order. He hit the wall while he was second behind Harvick with 73 laps to go. Bowman was following Harvick in the low line through turns 3 and 4 and his car slid up the track and hit the wall on the exit of turn 4.

Lap 1 crash

Thursday’s race was the fourth Cup Series race in eight days. It was the second of those four races to have a crash before the end of lap 1.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — who finished fourth on Thursday night — crashed on the first lap of the May 17 race at Darlington. On Thursday it was Rick Ware Racing teammates Garrett Smithley and Joey Gase getting together on the first lap.

Brad Keselowski somehow finishes 7th

Just before the race was halted for lightning and rain during the first stage, Brad Keselowski suffered a cut right front tire and fell through the field. The tire significantly damaged the sheetmetal on the right front of Keselowski’s car and it sure looked like his night was toast.

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Brad Keselowski won the Coca - Cola 600 on Sunday night in overtime after a late caution flag cost Chase Elliott an almost certain victory. The Truck Series returns to the track for the first time in more than three months on Tuesday night, followed by another Cup race on Wednesday.

Brad Keselowski won the Coca - Cola 600 on Sunday night in overtime after a late caution flag cost Chase Elliott an almost certain victory. The Truck Series returns to the track for the first time in more than three months on Tuesday night, followed by another Cup race on Wednesday.

It was not. The 600 winner’s team worked to fix the damage on his car all night and he worked his way through the field over the final green-flag stint to finish seventh. That was just one spot behind teammate Joey Logano, a driver who ran near the front of the field most of the night.

Shorter midweek races ain’t bad

We’ve now gotten the chance to experience two shorter-than-normal races on weeknights over the last eight days. And that’s not a bad thing.

Regularly-scheduled midweek races are a great way for NASCAR to shorten the duration of future schedules. And adding in a few races at around 300 miles each on intermediate tracks isn’t a bad thing either. Both last week’s midweek race at Darlington and Thursday night’s race at Charlotte had urgency that the 400-mile race at Darlington and the 600-mile race at Charlotte didn’t have.

While not every race on the NASCAR calendar should be shortened — the Daytona 500 should never be shorter and the same goes for the 600 and the Southern 500 — there are opportunities for a few races each year to be 300-350 miles at bigger tracks on a regular basis.

Full results

1. Chase Elliott

2. Denny Hamlin

3. Ryan Blaney

4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

5. Kurt Busch

6. Joey Logano

7. Brad Keselowski

8. Austin Dillon

9. Martin Truex Jr.

10. Kevin Harvick

11. Jimmie Johnson

12. William Byron

13. John Hunter Nemechek

14. Tyler Reddick

15. Matt DiBenedetto

16. Clint Bowyer

17. Ryan Newman

18. Cole Custer

19. Corey LaJoie

20. Aric Almirola

21. Christopher Bell

22. Chris Buescher

23. Matt Kenseth

24. Ryan Preece

25. Michael McDowell

26. Erik Jones

27. Ty Dillon

28. Daniel Suarez

29. Kyle Busch

30. Gray Gaulding

31. Alex Bowman

32. Quin Houff

33. Timmy Hill

34. JJ Yeley

35. BJ McLeod

36. Josh Bilicki

37. Bubba Wallace

38. Brennan Poole

39. Joey Gase

40. Garrett Smithley

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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