Larson dominates Nashville for fourth straight NASCAR Cup win - Motor Informed

Larson dominates Nashville for fourth straight NASCAR Cup win

Larson saved sufficient gasoline to make it to the top as Sunday’s Ally 400 ended with a 68-lap green-flag run – the longest of the race, and took the checkered flag four.335 seconds forward of Ross Chastain, who reached the runner-up spot within the closing laps.

The #5 Hendrick Motorsports driver completed third within the opening stage of the race, following Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch into the next warning interval, however on the restart Larson picked up the lead.

With 30 laps remaining within the second stage, Larson had opened a three.5-second lead over Ricky Stenhouse Jr however, on lap 173, Cole Custer appeared to blow out a brake rotor which began a fireplace in his right-rear wheel properly.

The lead-lap vehicles all pitted, with Chase Briscoe the primary out of the pitlane with a two-tyre pit cease, however Larson handed Briscoe with three to go and held off Austin Dillon to assert the Stage 2 win.

Ryan Preece suffered a brake rotor failure within the closing stage and spun, which introduced out the ninth warning of the race.

Larson remained on the monitor as a handful of vehicles pitted, remaining within the lead when the race returned to inexperienced on Lap 203. He was adopted by Byron, and the 2 slid up collectively in Flip 1 – however Byron was in a position to retain management of his automotive and Larson held the lead.

Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Valvoline celebrates his win

Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Valvoline celebrates his win

Picture by: Ben Earp / NKP / Motorsport Images

However after Bubba Wallace spun off at Flip 2 after contact with Michael McDowell and slid via the infield grass, an extra warning was produced; a lot of the lead-lap vehicles pit however Chastain remained on the monitor and inherited the lead.

Chastain was adopted by Larson, Kevin Harvick and Byron, however Larson shortly powered by Chastain to reclaim the lead as Byron moved into second.

With 40 laps remaining within the race, Larson had a lead over William Byron of round 4 seconds, which continued to develop.

With 5 laps remaining, Chastain had moved into the second spot, however trailed Larson by 5.6 seconds – and though the Chip Ganassi Racing driver reduce the hole, Larson proved imperious.

The win is Larson’s fourth of the season and fourth victory in a row counting his win in final weekend’s non-points All-Star Race – and led 264 of the 300 laps.

Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, William Byron, completed third, pole-winner Aric Almirola was fourth and Kevin Harvick ended up fifth regardless of working out of gasoline on the ultimate lap.

Finishing the highest 10 had been Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Daniel Suarez, Kurt Busch, Christopher Bell and Joey Logano. Kurt Busch additionally ran out of gasoline on the ultimate lap.

NASCAR Cup Nashville 400 outcomes – 300 laps



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