Road course ace Chase Elliott was at it again in Sunday’s Bank of America 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. The driver of the No. 9 machine led a race-high 27 laps and when the chips were on the table in the closing laps, Elliott made no mistakes and cruised to the win.
This is Elliott’s fourth-consecutive road course win, which trails Jeff Gordon’s all-time NASCAR Cup Series record for most consecutive wins on a road course. Gordon won six-straight between the 1997 and 2000 seasons.
Elliott is now in the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.
Elliott held off Joey Logano. Logano by way of finishing runner-up, secured his place in the Playoffs Round of 8 as well.
Erik Jones, who is still looking for a ride for the 2021 NCS season, finished third.
Kurt Busch finished fourth after a spin in the closing laps and Ryan Blaney rallied from a spin earlier in the race while he was leading to finish fifth.
William Byron, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, Cole Custer and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-10 in the race.
It was a historic day as the race began under wet conditions. This meant that the drivers competed for the majority of the opening Stage of the race with rain tires. The last time the Cup Series raced under wet conditions was back in the 1950’s.
For Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon, Sunday’s race marked the end of their quest for the 2020 NASCAR Cup championship as they were eliminated from Playoff contention.
Here is your updated Round of 8 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid heading into the next round:
- Kevin Harvick, +45 points
- Denny Hamlin, +32
- Brad Keselowski, +13
- Chase Elliott, +5
5. Joey Logano, -5
6. Martin Truex Jr., -10
7. Alex Bowman, -18
8. Kurt Busch, -21
Post-Race Stat Pack:
- Race Fast Facts
- In-Race Penalty Report
- Race Results
- Driver Standings
- Reseeded Driver Standings
- Owner Standings
- Reseeded Owner Standings
- Loop Data
*Notice of correction: This story originally stated that Jeff Gordon’s record for most consecutive road course wins was four. It has been corrected to six.
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