Thursday, December 29, 2016
Hey folks! Here's my take on the Bristol race. The Trucks were off this time.
Saturday was the Xfinity race. Erik Jones won from the pole with 62 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch with 43 laps led, Kyle Larson with 94 laps led, Austin Dillon and Justin Allgaier. Rounding out the top-10 were Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola. Jeff Green was 27th after leading 1 lap. No one crashed out, but being a short track, it wasn't incident free.
Sunday was the Cup race. Carl Edwards won from the pole with 276 laps led, followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kurt Busch with 41 laps led, rookie Chase Elliott and hometown boy Trevor Bayne. This was Bayne's best Bristol Cup finish and first top-5 in the Cup since his 2011 Daytona 500 win Rounding out the top-10 were Matt DiBenedetto, Kevin Harvick with 13 laps led, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano with 4 laps led. Paul Menard led 4 laps and was 15th. Landon Cassill led 20 laps and was 22nd. Matt Kenseth led 142 laps, but was 36th due to a trip to the garage that put him 40 laps down. Regan Smith was 37th due to an accident on lap 451. Kyle Busch was 38th after crashing out on lap 258.
Come back for my Richmond recap.