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Inspection Complete: Kyle Larson Officially Collects NASCAR Cup Win at Watkins Glen

Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE celebrates his victory Sunday, August 8, 2021, after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling At The Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. This is the fifth win of the season for Larson who leads the drivers point standings. (Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series at The Glen at Watkins Glen International has been completed.

Kyle Larson’s race-winning No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, NASCAR has officially declared Larson and his team the winners of the race.

This marks Larson’s fifth points-paying win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, and it is his 11th-career win in NCS competition. With the win, Larson has also tied Denny Hamlin for the regular season point lead, with three races left until the Playoffs begin.

The regular season champion receives 15 bonus Playoff points that carry through every round of the Playoffs.

Kyle Busch’s No. 18 car and Anthony Alfredo’s No. 38 car each had one unsecured lug nut. That will result in monetary fines for their crew chiefs.

No other issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all result and standings, following the race, are now considered official.

Race Results: 2021 NCS Go Bowling at The Glen! at Watkins Glen International

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings After the Go Bowling at The Glen

Points Report: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings After the Go Bowling at The Glen

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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