Bristol Motor Speedway results featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on August 18, 2018
Tonight, NASCAR goes short track racing. The .533-mile concrete oval is set to host the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the Bristol night race.
View full 2018 Bristol race results below.
Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott will lead the field to green. The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is a 500-lap, 250-mile event. The traction compound has been reapplied to the bottom groove.
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Green flag, Kyle Larson gets the jump on the outside lane. Paul Menard is all over the bumper of Chase Elliott on the bottom. Menard drives under him and takes the position off the corner.
Lap 2, big crash on the front stretch! Kyle Busch lost traction on the bottom of turn 4, he skated up the track and tagged Ryan Blaney. The backend went around on the #18 and he created a road block on the front stretch.
Several cars came into the scene with nowhere to go. At least five cars are involved. Truex tagged Busch with his right front as he drove by. Hamlin, Kahne, Suarez and more are involved. Busch has lost the rear bumper, minimal damage on every corner.
Green, Kyle Larson leads and heads to the bottom in turn 1. Kevin Harvick drives hard to the outside! They’re even off turn two. Larson hits the apron in turn 3, he bounces up the hill and into Blaney. Larson charges back on the bottom. Larson retakes the lead!
Blaney is all over Larson, Blaney takes the lead. Paul Menard has a flat right front, he tags the wall. The race remains green.
Lap 58, Kyle Busch has damage on every corner, he’s still faster than the leader. Blaney leads Larson by 1 second. Lap 60, the competition caution is out.
The field hits the pit lane. Blaney is first in but Stenhouse wins the race off pit road. Four tires for all. Stenhouse gets a penalty for speeding, he’ll go to the tail!
Green, Blaney gets the jump on Larson. Larson can’t get going on the bottom. Kyle Busch is just ahead of the leader, he’s two laps down but he’s driving away from the leader of Blaney.
25 to go in stage 1, Kevin Harvick is running down Ryan Blaney. Blaney slices through lap traffic.
14 to go, Blaney is boxed in behind lap traffic. Harvick cuts to the bottom. Blaney takes the bottom away off the corner.
4 to go, Stenhouse pits from 12th. He has a flat tire.
1 to go, Blaney is again trapped behind a lap car on the top. Harvick is looking on the bottom off turn 4. They’re even.
Blaney holds him off by inches! Blaney wins stage 1 at Bristol!
Stage 1 Results – Bristol: 1. Ryan Blaney; 2. Kevin Harvick; 3. Clint Bowyer; 4. Chase Elliott; 5. Aric Almirola; 6. Kyle Larson; 7. Kurt Busch; 8. Erik Jones; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Trevor Bayne;
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The field hits the pit lane. Blaney is first to the pit lane. Harvick is first to the pit exit.
Green flag, Harvick leads on the outside. He carries Elliott with him to 2nd. Harvick drops to the bottom. Chase Elliott looks to the high side, Elliott takes the lead!
Lap 175, Kevin Harvick is all over Chase Elliott for the lead. Harvick gets into the marbles, he loses 10 car lengths.
Lap 185, Kevin Harvick heads to the pit lane! He has a flat tire.
Lap 192, Ryan Blaney is looking for the lead. Elliott and Blaney both run the top. Elliott has been loose for 50 laps. Blaney dives to the bottom, Elliott lifts early and lets him slide up and take the position. Blaney leads at Bristol.
The caution is out. The field hits the pit lane. Logano wins the race off pit road
Green, Logano leads into turn 1. Kyle Larson resurfaces in 2nd.
Lap 213, Logano and Larson run side by side for the lead. Blaney has closed in on both of them. Logano noses ahead on the top, Blaney follows him through, he takes 2nd.
Blaney gets loose under Larson. He slides up the hill. Elliott is on the gas, he drives by them both on the outside.
10 to go in stage 2, Chase Elliott has climbed to the bumper of Logano. At the same time, Larson makes light contact with the rear bumper of Elliott.
2 to go, Chase Elliott runs the bottom, Logano up top. Logano has a lapper ahead, he cuts to the bottom. Larson wins the race to the line, he takes the stage 2 win! Kyle Busch is now back on the lead lap!
Stage 2 Results – Bristol: 1. Joey Logano; 2. Chase Elliott; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Aric Almirola; 5. Ryan Blaney; 6. Clint Bowyer; 7. Erik Jones; 8. Jimmie Johnson; 9. Kurt Busch; 10. Alex Bowman;
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The field hits the pit lane. Logano is first in and first off.
Green flag, Logano leads Chase Elliott into turn 1. Kurt Busch jumps from 6th to 3rd, Johnson runs 4th.
Lap 295, Chase Elliott is on the bumper of Logano as they race through lap traffic. Elliott runs high and on his bumper. He pushes him off the hill off turn two. Elliott has a run. Elliott cuts to the bottom in turn 3, slide job. Elliott takes the lead.
Lap 310, Kyle Busch has just cracked the top 15.
Lap 340, Aric Almirola has been black flagged. He’s been smoking for a number of laps. Almirola was running 5th.
Lap 355, Reed Sorenson is in the wall. The caution is out. The field hits the pit lane. Clint Bowyer wins the race to the pit exit. Loose lug nuts for Blaney, he returns to the pit lane.
Green, Bowyer leads on the outside at Chase Elliott stacks up the inside lane. Truex is looking to the outside of Bowyer, he cuts to the bottom. Logano fills the hole on the outside and takes over 2nd on the outside lane. Truex pokes the hole and retakes 2nd.
Lap 384, Truex has climbed to Bowyer. Truex cuts the bottom but he can’t get the drive off the corner. Truex goes back to the top. The top 4 run nose to tail around the top.
Lap 387, Truex diamonds turn 4. He gets a run down the hill and looks to the inside off turn 4. He can’t complete the pass. Back to the top.
97 to go, Kyle Busch has climbed into the top 5. He was almost 3 laps down in stage 1 of this race.
86 to go, Kyle Busch is up to 3rd. Clint Bowyer leads Truex by 0.5 seconds.
69 to go, Kyle Busch is looking for a way by Truex for 2nd. Kyle Bussh looks low on Truex off the corner. he clips Truex in the left rear! Truex is sent toward the inside wall. Truex is done! He climbs from the car and kicks the door on his way out.
The field hits the pit lane. Bowyer is first in and first off.
Green, Bowyer leads. Kurt Busch follows him through on the top.
40 to go, Kurt Busch is running down Bowyer. Blaney tags the wall, no caution.
29 to go, Brad Keselowski is around. He spun off turn two with a flat tire. The caution is out.
Chase Elliott leads the takers to pit lane. Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch stay out on the track. Austin Dillon and Denny Hamlin take two tires.
Green, Bowyer spins the tires on the top. Kurt Busch leads on the inside into turn 1.
Kyle Busch, Johnson and Buescher rub fenders as they run 3 wide. Kyle Busch is slow on track. He’s cut a left rear tire! Kyle Busch is around and the caution is back out. The crowd is excited.
13 laps to go. Green flag, Clint Bowyer spins the tires on the bottom. Kurt Busch leads into turn 1. Kyle Larson is up to 2nd with 30 laps fresher tires.
3 to go, Busch leads Larson by 0.5 seconds.
Kurt Busch wins at Bristol Motor Speedway!
View full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race results from Bristol Motor Speedway below.
Bristol Race Results
NASCAR Cup Series
August 18, 2018
Pos | Driver
1. Kurt Busch
2. Kyle Larson
3. Chase Elliott
4. Joey Logano
5. Erik Jones
6. Clint Bowyer
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Alex Bowman
9. Jimmie Johnson
10. Kevin Harvick
11. Trevor Bayne
12. Ryan Newman
13. Austin Dillon
14. Denny Hamlin
15. Kasey Kahne
16. Brad Keselowski
17. David Ragan
18. Daniel Suarez
19. Chris Buescher
20. Kyle Busch
21. Ty Dillon
22. Matt DiBenedetto
23. William Byron
24. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
25. Landon Cassill
26. Ross Chastain
27. Blake Jones
28. Timmy Hill
29. Jamie McMurray
30. Martin Truex Jr
31. Aric Almirola
32. JJ Yaley
33. Reed Sorenson
34. Corey Lajoie
35. Jesse Little
36. Paul Menard
37. Michael MCDowell
38. Bubba Wallace
39. AJ Allmendinger
40. Gray Gaulding
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