Chase Elliott wins Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway
By Karan Maur Date: 27 June, 2022
Chase Elliott won a race that was twice delayed by lightning, beating a contingent of Toyota drivers who had dominated early on.
Elliott led the field to a restart with four laps left at Nashville Superspeedway, after a late caution slowed the action on Sunday.
Elliott surged ahead of Kurt Busch and crossed the finish line 0.551 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
Elliott's victory over three Toyota drivers - Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch - was a triumphant one.
The drivers had collectively led 250 of the 300 laps at the 1.33-mile concrete track, making Elliott's victory all the more impressive.
Leading six times for a total of 82 laps, Truex was also victorious in the second stage. However, it was Elliott's car that came to life in the final third of the race.
The only thing Kurt Busch regretted about his runner-up finish was not being more aggressive on the final restart.
At Lap 50, shortly after the first delay, Alex Bowman's day came to an end when contact from Corey LaJoie sent his No. 48 Ally Chevrolet spinning into the Turn 2 SAFER barrier.
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