Kyle Busch will look to earn his second consecutive win — and third in two seasons — at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.
Busch, winner of the aptly named Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday — his thirty sixth birthday — will attempt to run it again for the Goodyear 400. Historical past could also be towards him, nonetheless, as he solely has one profession victory on the venue, which got here in 2008.
Regardless, he is in a great place to problem for the checkered flag: Because the winner of final week’s race, he’ll begin within the pole place. Kyle Larson, nonetheless, is the betting favourite (4/1) to take the NASCAR Cup Sequence race.
Here is all the things you have to find out about Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway:
NASCAR at Darlington stay updates, highlights from Goodyear 400
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7 p.m.: And there is the checkered flag! Truex wins his third race of the season, adopted by Larson, Kyle Busch, Byron, Hamlin, Harvick, Elliott, Blaney, Buescher and Newman within the prime 10 (unoficially).
6:59 p.m.: Truex has over a two-second lead over Larson because the white flag waves. It is throughout.
6:57 p.m.: p>6:55 p.m.: Larson is not letting Truex out of his sights: He simply cut up Newman and Reddick’s automobiles to lap the 2 of them and stay a .53 seconds off the lead. Six laps left.
6:52 p.m.: Truex almost went sideways on the final flip, however manages to maintain the lead and keep his distance from Larson. He had a .65-second lead with 12 laps to go.
6:52 p.m.: Larson at 0.35 seconds thoughts with 15 laps remaining. He isn’t giving Truex the win right here.
6:51 p.m.: Hamlin makes heavy contact with the wall with 16 to go however maintains his management. NO warning.
6:46 p.m.: Solely 25 laps left, with Truex and Larson within the prime two. Kyle Busch, Byron and Ryan Blaney make up the highest 5.
6:43 p.m.: Larson is gaining extra floor on the chief … he is roughly 0.40 seconds off the lead with 30 laps to go.
6:42 p.m.: And there is a disastrous mistake by Logano: He speeds in pit row and has to surrender fourth place as he takes a lap by way of once more.
6:39 p.m.: Truex pits and maintains his lead with 36 laps to go. Kyle Larson did achieve some floor on him, although and is now 1.55 seconds behind in second place. Beforehand the second-place driver was 4 seconds behind.
6:36 p.m.: It is Truex, Larson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Hamlin as your prime 5 drivers with 43 laps remaining.
6:27 p.m.: Truex has led 188 of 233 laps with 60 to go. Per the telecast, three racers have led 200-plus laps this season, and never a one among them has received their respective race.
6:25 p.m.: And he does pit. They pull the left rear fender to maintain the tire from rubbing towards it and inflicting smoke — no changes to tire stress. Extra importantly: No warning.
6:24 p.m.: Alex Bowman’s rear left tire is smoking. Marvel if NASCAR will name a warning with 65 laps left or if he’ll attempt to pit beforehand.
6:22 p.m.: Truex, Hamlin, Reddick, Chris Buescher and Briscoe — the highest 5 racers — are the one drivers to not pit with 68 laps to go within the race.
6:05 p.m.: Truex, Hamlin and Kyle Busch are your prime three racers on the restart with 100 laps left.
5:53 p.m.: Warning 6 (competitors). And there is Truex along with his second stage win, adopted by Kyle Busch and William Byron within the prime three.
5:47 p.m.: All’s quiet after a collection of cautions … so here is the story behind Denny Hamlin’s throwback paint scheme.
5:29 p.m.: Darlington Raceway has that impact on automobiles.
5:15 p.m.: Hamlin, Chase Briscoe and Truex are the highest three drivers on the restart, 25 laps into Stage 2.
5:11 p.m.: Wallace was in line to get a free move beneath warning, however will not get it after NASCAR reversed the choice as a result of he made contact with Kurt Busch within the latter’s crash.
5:04 p.m.: Kurt Busch wrecked on the frontstretch and began driving round leaking fluid. That is when his automotive caught on fireplace.
5;04 p.m.: Warning 5, Lap 107. Kurt Busch is on the heart of the warning this time. Not sure what occurred, however his automotive is smoking and flaming from beneath his automotive. He is clearly aggravated.
5:02 p.m.: Truex, Hamlin, Reddick, Joey Logano and Harvick are your prime 5 racers heading into the restart on Lap 104.
4:55 p.m.: Warning 4, Lap 98. Cole Custer with a really comparable hit that knocked Aric Almirola out of fee, and in the identical spot too. Seems like Anthony Alfredo lower him off, forcing Custer to swerve to the left and hit the wall.
4:45 p.m.: Oh, and Chastain is a lap down after neglecting to pit. Not a fantastic place to begin heading into the second stage.
4:44 p.m.: Warning 3 (competitors). Truex wins Stage 1, his fifth stage win at Darlington.
Stage 1 Prime 10 at Darlington:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Tyler Reddick
4. Kyle Larson
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Joey Logano
7. Ryan Blaney
8. Chase Elliott
9. William Byron
10. Alex Bowman#Goodyear400
— PRN (@PRNlive) Might 9, 2021
4:43 p.m.: Bubba Wallace is a lap down after Truex laps him with three laps remaining within the stage.
4:32 p.m.: Ross Chastain takes over the lead with 26 laps remaining within the first stage, however has but to pit. He’ll want recent tires sooner relatively than later.
4:14 p.m.: Almirola talks concerning the crash that ended his day simply seven laps in:
4:10 p.m.: There’s the restart on Lap 29. Truex Jr., Harvick and Tyler Reddick are your leaders within the prime three.
4:05 p.m.: Horrible timing.
4:02 p.m.: Warning 2, Lap 22. Kyle Busch with a rear proper flat tire — seems prefer it occurred as Truex Jr. overtook him for the lead. Busch heading to pit.
3:58 p.m.: Now there’s Kyle Busch retaking the lead on Lap 14.
3:55 p.m.: Harvick, Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. have the highest three positions, respectively, heading into the checkered inexperienced flag on Lap 12.
3:48 p.m.: Warning 1, Lap 7. There’s our first warning; Aric Almirola’s automotive appears out of fee — he knocked his entrance wheels off the bottom after sliding and making contact with the within wall off of Flip 2 at a 90-degree angle.
3:48 p.m.: Kevin Harvick overtakes Brad Keselowski on the sixth lap.
3:45 p.m.: And there is the inexperienced flag!
3:36 p.m.: Blissful Mom’s Day from Darlington Raceway!
3 p.m.: Hopefully no repeat performances at the moment:
NASCAR begin time at the moment
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Darlington Raceway is scheduled to wave at 3:42 p.m. ET.
The Nationwide Climate Service forecast for the Goodyear 400 in Darlington, S.C., is for sunny skies and a excessive temperature close to 85 levels. Wind would possibly play a small function within the race with gusts above 20 mph anticipated.
NASCAR lineup at Darlington
Right here is the entire beginning lineup for the Goodyear 400 with out qualifying:
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Crew|
|1||Brad Keselowski||2||Crew Penske|
|2||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|3||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|9||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|10||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|12||Joey Logano||22||Crew Penske|
|13||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|14||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|15||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Crew|
|16||Ryan Blaney||12||Crew Penske|
|17||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|18||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|21||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|22||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|23||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|24||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|25||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|26||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|27||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|29||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|30||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Reside Quick Motorsports|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|34||JJ Yeley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|