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GMS Racing tabs HOFer Bill Elliott to race at Road America

GMS Racing tabs HOFer Bill Elliott to race at Road America”

His Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 25 laps in that race before the engine blew.

Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 miles per hour in qualifying on Saturday, just ahead of series points leader Kyle Busch. In an unique coincedence, both Elliotts got their first ever Cup wins on road courses, and both came after finishing second place eight times.

The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion and current Hall of Famer has been signed to drive the GMS Racing No. 23 in the Xfinity Series at Road America in the Johnsonville 180.

Busch pointed to Joey Logano as an example. Truex, Busch, and Kevin Harvick, have combined to win 16 of the 21 Cup races. On race day, the big three were looking like the best of the field once again, but the #9 Sun Energy1 auto of Chase Elliott was a man on a mission.

It promised to turn into a fuel mileage race as the laps wound down, and nobody has been better with the strategy than Truex and crew chief Cole Pearn.

Collecting wins - and a playoff point each - in the 20-lap first and second stages were Truex and Elliott, respectively.

"He's excited about it", Chase Elliott said.

Opportunities to win have been rare this season and Logano doesn't expect the Big 3 to give an inch Sunday on the high-speed road course.

Chase Elliott had enough fuel to hold off Martin Truex Jr. for the win Sunday at Watkins Glen. "He did a good job of putting his auto exactly where it needed to be and not making a mistake". "It wouldn't be surprising to see those three cars being three of the fastest". His Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez, rounded out the top-five.

Catching up has been an uphill battle, even for drivers under the same roof.

Sometimes you need a little push. He hasn't started a race in the second-tier series since 2005. "That doesn't happen because everybody is improving and you can not improve that much".

NASCAR changed pre-race inspections this week to Sunday morning during its second-straight two-day event and only two cars failed. At Pocono, a two-day "enhanced weekend" like Watkins Glen, the inspections were performed after Saturday qualifying and it took hours with several cars failing. It's definitely not going to happen overnight. The win comes in his 99th career Cup Series start.

Logano started from pole in the road race that was red-flagged for rain, forcing the drivers to briefly switch to rain tires.



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