Monday 3rd August 2020

NASCAR at Kentucky: Outcomes, highlights from the Quaker State 400

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Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway was simply the second daytime occasion in the Cup Sequence’ decadelong historical past of racing at the 1.5-mile oval positioned between Cincinnati and Louisville. A modified 2020 schedule meant the Kentucky race wanted to be pushed again from its conventional Saturday evening slot and into Sunday afternoon.

And what frankly was a little bit of a snoozer ended with a improbable end and a historic outcome.

Cole Custer, a Cup Sequence rookie who entered the weekend 25th in factors, powered his means round veteran drivers Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney on the final lap with a four-wide cross on the exterior. The one lap he led all day made the 22-year-old the first rookie ever to win a Cup race at Kentucky.

Although he had by no means received at Kentucky in the Cup Sequence, Harvick, the collection factors chief, entered Sunday’s race as the favourite. He was having a tough day early on, complaining a couple of lack of grip, earlier than he rallied and almost captured his fifth win of the season. 

Sporting Information tracked reside race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky. This is the way it went down.

NASCAR outcomes at Kentucky

Together with Custer, three Fords completed in in the prime 4 spots. Truex in second was the lone Toyota to complete in the prime six.

Kurt Busch had the highest-finishing Chevy together with his fifth-place run.

Beneath are the full outcomes from Sunday’s race at Kentucky.

Pos. Driver
1. Cole Custer
2. Martin Truex Jr.
3. Matt DiBenedetto
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Kurt Busch
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Christopher Bell
8. Aric Almirola
9. Brad Keselowski
10. Tyler Reddick
11. William Byron
12. Denny Hamlin
13. Austin Dillon
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Joey Logano
16. Ty Dillon
17. Ryan Newman
18. Jimmie Johnson
19. Alex Bowman
20. Chris Buescher
21. Kyle Busch
22. Erik Jones
23. Chase Elliott
24. Michael McDowell
25. Matt Kenseth
26. Daniel Suarez
27. Bubba Wallace
28. Corey LaJoie
29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30. JJ Yeley
31. Brennan Poole
32. Josh Bilicki
33. Garrett Smithley
34. Joey Gase
35. Quin Houff
36. John Hunter Nemechek
37. Timmy Hill
38. Ryan Preece

NASCAR at Kentucky highlights from Quaker State 400

: What a end. Rookie Cole Custer comes out of nowhere to beat Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Matt DiBenedetto to the line and earn his first profession NASCAR Cup Sequence win.

: Inexperienced flag with two laps to go.

: Warning with seven laps to go after Matt Kenseth spins out. Kevin Harvick is dominated the chief over Martin Truex Jr. We’ll get a green-white-checkered to finish the race.

: Restart with 13 laps to go. Kevin Harvick makes an aggressive transfer on the inside and takes the lead.

: Restart … and a direct warning. Brad Keselowski will get into the again left bumper of Jimmie Johnson and spins the No. 48 into the infield.

: Warning. John Hunter Nemechek hits the exterior wall with 23 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. leads Ryan Blaney with Jimmie Johnson in third.

: Restart with 30 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. will get the edge over Ryan Blaney from the exterior lane and retains the lead.

: Warning for particles on the observe, and Austin Dillon spins out shortly thereafter whereas making an attempt to bail on a pit cease. It is simply the second non-competition warning of the race, and it comes with 38 laps to go. William Byron is the chief after staying out late in a cycle of inexperienced flag pit stops, however he pits, and Martin Truex Jr. regains the lead.

: Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead from Brad Keselowski with 84 laps to go.

: Restart on Lap 168. The third and remaining stage is underway.

: Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2 after gaining the lead throughout a green-flag pit cycle. It is his fourth stage win of the season.

: Inexperienced flag with one lap to go in Stage 2.

: Warning. The primary incident of the day arrives with six laps to go in Stage 2. Matt Kenseth spins out to carry out the yellow flag as a consequence of a leak in his tire, however he manages to maintain the automobile out of the wall.

: We have reached the midway level, so the race is now official in case climate threatens the end. Aric Almirola continues to be main, however he loses the prime spot to Ryan Blaney a number of laps later.

: Inexperienced flag on Lap 88. Aric Almirola once more makes use of the exterior lane to take care of the lead.

: One other penalty for Ty Dillon. This time he’s caught dashing on pit highway.

: Aric Almirola simply cruises to a Stage 1 win, main 71 of the 80 laps in the race’s opening stage.

: Restart on Lap 31. Aric Almirola resumes the lead.

: Warning. Lap 26 and the competitors warning arrives after a easy inexperienced flag run. Aric Almirola is main with Kyle Busch in second. Throughout pit stops, Ty Dillon will get a penalty for a dedication line violation and should restart in the rear of the subject.

: Inexperienced flag. The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway is underway.

: NASCAR broadcasts Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth should begin Sunday’s race from the rear of the subject after each groups failed prerace inspection twice.

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