The winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series at Nashville Superspeedway just can’t lose right now.
Kyle Larson had three straight wins in points-paying races and four straight wins overall, counting the All-Star Race, while dominating the Ally 400. The Hendrick Motorsports driver was more than four seconds ahead of runner-up Ross Chastain at the flag. checkered.
Larson has won at Sonoma, Charlotte, Texas and Nashville during his streak.
Below is more information on Larson’s win on Sunday, plus full race results.
Who won the NASCAR race yesterday?
Kyle Larson won for the fourth time in a row and, as he has for most of the streak, ran away and hid off the field. He led 264 of the 300 laps of the race Sunday at the 1,333-mile oval in Nashville.
“We never had to run after people so I don’t know if one of my teammates came out front again, it probably would have been difficult to get past them,” Larson said after the race. He said his No. 5 Chevrolet “was really good.”
“He cut the middle of the corner really well and our pit crew did an amazing job again,” he said. “I just hope we can keep it up.”
The biggest excitement came after the race. NASCAR disqualified Larson’s teammate Chase Elliott, the reigning series champion, after a post-race inspection found that five nuts were loose on Elliott’s No. 9 car. Elliott fell from 13th place to last, which was 39th on Sunday, and received just one point. Elliott won Stage 1, for which he lost 10 bonus points and a break point as part of the DQ.
Nashville NASCAR Results
Kyle Larson maintained his winning streak Sunday with another uncontrolled victory. Larson remains second in the Cup points standings, but only 10 points behind leader Denny Hamlin with nine races remaining in the regular season. He leads the series with four wins in points-paying races.
The rest of the top five were Ross Chastain, William Byron, polesitter Aric Almirola and Kevin Harvick.
The Cup Series will now prepare for a weekend doubleheader in Pocono. Race 1 will be Saturday at 3 pm ET; Race 2, Explore the Pocono Mountains 350, will be at 3:30 pm ET on Sunday. NBCSN will televise both races. MRN will have radio coverage both days.
The starting lineup for Saturday’s race will be established using the mathematical formula that NASCAR is using for most races in 2021. Sunday’s lineup will be established differently: NASCAR will reverse the order of the top 20 finishers in the race from Saturday. The winner of the race will start on the 20th, the runner-up will start on the 19th, and so on. The bottom half of the field will be cars finishing 21-40 (or the number of cars running) on Saturday.
|6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|7||Daniel Suarez placeholder image|
|13||Chase Elliott (DQ’d, 39th)|
|2. 3||Martin Truex Jr.|
|3. 4||Chad finchum|
Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.