NASCAR results from the Round 1 Playoff finale at Bristol Motor Speedway
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series unloads in Bristol, Tennessee. The 0.533-mile oval of Bristol Motor Speedway is set for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race.
View full 2020 Bristol race results below.
This race will conclude round one of the NASCAR Playoffs. Only 12 drivers advance, 4 will be eliminated.
Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano set the front row. 500 laps of stock car racing are up next….
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 125 (1-125 / 500)
Green flag, Keselowski gets the jump on the outside lane. Harvick follows him through to take 2nd from Logano.
Lap 18, Keselowski gets loose off turn two. Harvick crosses under him and drives it deep to the bottom in turn three, Harvick leads.
Lap 29, Ricky Stenhouse Jr has slammed the inside wall and the caution is out. Jimmie Johnson went for the middle lane when Stenhouse Jr expected him to drift out toward the wall. They made contact in the middle lane.
The field heads to the pit lane. Matt DiBenedetto wins the race off the pit lane with a two tire call.
Green, DiBenedetto gets the jump. Keselowski is all over him for the lead. Keselowski works to his outside in turn three, Keselowski returns to the lead.
Lap 80, Kyle Busch has cracked the top 10 after starting the race from the rear due to multiple inspection failures. Busch is one of the first cars to work the outside lane.
Lap 100, Kyle Busch is up to 4th. He driving buy them on the top and the bottom.
20 to go in stage one, Keselowski fights to put Ryan Newman a lap down. Chase Elliott has a run in the process. Elliott drives right by.
13 to go, Kyle Busch drives by Brad Keselowski to take 2nd. Elliott leads by 1.5 seconds.
Chase Elliott wins stage one at Bristol Motor Speedway!
Bristol Results – Stage 1 : 1. Chase Elliott; 2. Kyle Busch; 3. Kevin Harvick; 4. Alex Bowman; 5. Christopher Bell; 6. Kurt Busch; 7. William Byron; 8. Brad Keselowski; 9. Joey Logano; 10. Bubba Wallace;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 125 (126-250 / 500)
The field heads to the pit lane. Elliott leads them to the pit entry and Kyle Busch wins the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage two, Kyle Busch is clear before turn one. Elliott stumbles on the start and Alex Bowman takes over 2nd.
Lap 188, Matt DiBenedetto pits under green with a tire issue. He’s now three laps down.
Lap 190, Kyle Busch leads Chase Elliott by just under a second.
Lap 213, Martin Truex Jr hits the pit lane under green with a tire issue.
Denny Hamlin gets into the back of Martin Truex Jr. Heavy nose damage for Hamlin but he’s still on the throttle.
Lap 235, heavy nose damage for William Byron as Joey Gase slows down the straight-away. Byron gets into the back of Christopher Bell in the process. Byron heads to the garage.
Green, Kyle Busch is clear by three car lengths into turn one. Harvick takes over 2nd.
1 to go in stage two, Ryan Newman spins and the caution is out.
Kyle Busch wins stage two at Bristol Motor Speedway!
Bristol Results – Stage 2 : 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Kevin Harvick; 3. Chase Elliott; 4. Joey Logano; 5. Kurt Busch; 6. Alex Bowman; 7. Aric Almirola; 8. Clint Bowyer; 9. Erik Jones; 10. Austin Dillon;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 250 (251-500 / 500)
Green flag on stage three, Kyle Busch leads with Kevin Harvick right on his bumper.
Lap 281, Kyle Busch runs the bottom. Kevin Harvick has a run, he drives it deep on the outside and gets to his right rear. Kevin Harvick to the lead!
Lap 297, Keselowski has lost power steering. He goes to the garage.
Lap 300, Kyle Busch is stalking Kevin Harvick as they race for the lead through lap traffic.
Lap 302, Alex Bowman is on the pit road under green with a tire issue. Correction, it was not a tire issue, the crew is unsure but they may have another issue.
Lap 326, Kurt Busch heads to the pit lane under green with a tire issue.
150 laps to go
150 to go, Harvick leads Busch by 1.5 seconds.
94 to go, Austin Dillon clips James Davison and the caution is out.
Green, Harvick leads into turn one. Kyle Busch swings around Bowyer to take 2nd.
62 to go, Kyle Busch is all over Harvick for the lead. Harvick moves to the top to take the highside away.
39 to go, Kyle Busch boxes Harvick in behind Reed Sorenson. Kyle Busch to the lead!
32 to go, Harvick boxes Kyle Busch in behind the lap car of Logano. Harvick returns to the lead!
10 to go, Harvick remains on the bumper of Harvick for the lead.
Final lap, Harvick gets held up by lap traffic. Kyel Busch drives it deep into turn three but he doesn’t put the bumper to him. Kyle Busch gets loose off turn four.
Kevin Harvick wins at Bristol Motor Speedway!
View full NASCAR Cup Series results from Bristol Motor Speedway below.
Bristol Motor Speedway Results
September 19, 2020
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Erik Jones
4. Tyler Reddick
5. Aric Almirola
6. Clint Bowyer
7. Chase Elliott
8. Chris Buescher
9. Ryan Preece
10. Michael McDowell
11. Joey Logano
12. Austin Dillon
13. Ryan Blaney
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Kurt Busch
16. Alex Bowman
17. Jimmie Johnson
18. Ty Dillon
19. Matt DiBenedetto
20. John Hunter Nemechek
21. Denny Hamlin
22. Bubba Wallace
23. Cole Custer
24. Martin Truex Jr
25. Ryan Newman
26. Daniel Suarez
27. Gray Gaulding
28. Christopher Bell
29. Quin Houff
30. JJ Yeley
31. Joey Gase
32. Garrett Smithley
33. Corey LaJoie
34. Brad Keselowski
35. James Davison
36. Reed Sorenson
37. Timmy Hill
38. William Byron
39. Josh Bilicki
40. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
NASCAR Cup Series
After: Bristol (Sept 19, 2020)
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Joey Logano
5. Chase Elliott
6. Martin Truex Jr
7. Alex Bowman
8. Austin Dillon
9. Aric Almirola
10. Kyle Busch
11. Clint Bowyer
12. Kurt Busch
— ELIMINATED —
No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
No. 12 Team Penske Ford