Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hamlin wins at Bristol; Logano was eliminated from the NASCAR playoffs

Denny Hamlin ensured a dominant evening at the NASCAR Cup race in Bristol Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick They were eliminated from the playoffs at the end of the round of 16.

Hamlin y Joe Gibbs Racing They were unstoppable on this Saturday, a day that saw several red flags due to rain. The No. 11 starter led 142 of the 500 scheduled laps Christopher Bell He won stages 1 and 2 and then led by 187 laps. Ty Gibbs had his moment of glory when he led the group in 102 laps.

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But it was enough for Hamlin to overtake Gibbs before the final yellow flag – which, strangely, was caused by the other rider in the group. Martin Truex II – and the group was no longer visible in the last fifth of the route and arrived with a lead of 2.4 seconds Kyle Larson, with whom he swapped places several times.

His participation in the second round of the postseason was virtually assured, but Hamlin redeemed himself from the previous week’s loss at Kansas to advance to the Winner’s Circle for the third time this year. It is also his 51st victory in the series.

Larson, Bell, Chris Buescher and Gibbs completed the top five, while Truex II survived the flat tire he suffered in the final chain to finish at 19˚, capitalizing on other competitors’ problems to stay five points above average. Also, “Bubba” Wallace With a lead of four units, he made it into the top 12 in the overall table.

The big loser of the evening was Logano, who fell victim to a multiple accident on lap 263 caused by friction between drivers Aric Almirola and Corey LaJoie, After it was crossed on the road, several cars could no longer avoid it.

Logano, the two-time reigning Cup champion, retired with a broken left rear suspension and was at the mercy of the others. With Kevin Harvick, which never found its rhythm and also suffered damage in the collision, Ricky Stenhouse II, Winner of the “Daytona 500” and Michael McDowell, For whom sixth place was not enough, they were eliminated in the round of 16.

Others who were not competitive have since been the Trackhouse Racing drivers Daniel Suarez saved the 21st location and his teammate Ross Chastain He finished 23rd, although the American had a large cushion of units to continue in the playoffs.

Hamlin, Truex, Chastain, Buescher, Wallace, Larson, Bell, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney They are participants in the Round of 12 of the playoffs, which begins on Sunday, September 24th in Texas.


  1. Kyle Larson: 2163 points
  2. Denny Hamlin: 2152 points
  3. Tyler Reddick: 2139 points
  4. William Byron: 2135 points
  5. Christopher Bell: 2123 points
  6. Brad Keselowski: 2122 points
  7. Chris Buescher: 2106 points
  8. Kyle Busch: 2097 points
  9. Ryan Blaney: 2096 points
  10. Ross Chastain: 2093 points
  11. Martin Truex Jr.: 2076 points
  12. Bubba Wallace: 2075 points
  13. Joey Logano: 2071 points
  14. Kevin Harvick: 2071 points
  15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2068 points
  16. Michael McDowell: 2059 points

Reset score for round 12

  1. William Byron: 3036 points
  2. Martin Truex, Jr.: 3036 points
  3. Denny Hamlin: 3032 points
  4. Kyle Larson: 3023 points
  5. Chris Buescher: 3021 points
  6. Kyle Busch: 3019 points
  7. Christopher Bell: 3016 points
  8. Tyler Reddick: 3014 points
  9. Ross Chastain: 3011 points
  10. Brad Keselowski: 3011 points
  11. Ryan Blaney: 3008 points
  12. Bubba Wallace: 3000 points
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