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Delayed caution changes the fortunes of many drivers

Delayed caution changes the fortunes of many drivers

Lebanon, fig – Ryan Blaney He said thanks. Sorry, Martin Truex said. Kyle Bush “It’s going to be bad,” he said.

A belated warning sent some of the top racing cars out of the way and out of a winning chance when others, including some who struggled, stayed outside and found themselves ahead in a four-lap shootout.

The easiest decision was the final winner Chase Elliot And Chief of Staff Alan Gustafson. Elliot drove when the warning came Josh BelleckiA blown eight-lap engine to go to the Nashville Superspeedway.

Kyle Bush was second, Denny Hamlin III, Truex IV and Ross Chastain It was the fifth at the time.

All four of these instigated, although this was not the way it was supposed to go.

Crew chief James Small said the plan was for Truex to stay outside if he could restart in front row. With Busch and Hamlin pitted, Truex could have restarted next to Elliott in the front row by staying outside. Instead, he instigated.

Little Trux said he apologized for the pitting. Truex resumed 14th place and finished 22nd.

Busch had lost the lead to Elliott in the previous restart when Busch had the lane option. After Elliott passed, Bush couldn’t come close to the challenge. Teams often do the opposite of a leader. With Elliot still outside, Bush instigated. As for the exact reason, crew chief Ben Bashour declined to comment after the race.

Busch was the first car to come off a pit road after changing only the right side tires. When he was told it was the only car that changed two tires, he made his comment on the radio about how difficult it was. He was right. Busch restarted in 12th place and finished 21st.

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Among those who did not take out the pit path was Kurt Busch. He finished sixth on caution and resumed play in second place after Elliott. But Elliott got Kurt Busch quickly and wasn’t challenged.

“I’ve been kind to him,” Kurt Busch said of Elliot. “I should have thrown some fenders and moved some momentum. I didn’t commit to our strength.”

However, he took second place.

Ryan Blaney was ninth when he waved caution and moved into third for the restart by staying out. This is where he finished, completing a chaotic night that saw him run forward early, struggle to maneuver, spin in Lap 205 and then end up in fifth.

“I was surprised by so many people,” Blaney said. “The tires didn’t mean much tonight, especially for the first handful of laps, they didn’t really mean much. Our plan was to stay put. …Then I saw several cars in a pit. I was very shocked.”

“To stand in the second row, I have a small chance to try and achieve something at the end of the race. It ended up being a good opportunity.”

Kyle Larson It was the fourth when the warning was waved and it didn’t flare up. He took fourth place.

Chastain used his new four tires to go from 11th to 5th, the highest finishing car that hit the pit before the last restart.

Once we got to Turn 1, we had a grip,” Chastain said. “I have to (Cole Custer) and push it as long as possible. I wanted to try tandem and help him and help me.

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“I went out and it was clean air, and then kind of stabbed my way in with a knife even though he was in there and fended off some guys on the last lap to hold on to fifth. It’s kind of where the sailors broke up at Turn 1 and 2 on new tyres.”