The motive force who received Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday was . . . not a driver anyone anticipated to win contemplating he had by no means collected a victory within the sport’s premier collection.
Cole Custer, a Cup Collection rookie who entered the weekend 25th in factors, received Sunday’s race at Kentucky with a masterful ultimate restart from the fourth place. He muscled his method to the lead whereas taking the white flag, going four-wide with Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. and passing all three on the skin.
Strong timing, too, as a result of the victory locks Custer into Wednesday night time’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It additionally ensures him a spot within the NASCAR Cup Collection playoffs.
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Beneath is extra about Custer’s win, plus the entire outcomes of Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky.
Who received the NASCAR race at the moment?
Cole Custer led only one lap at Kentucky on Sunday — the one lap that mattered.
The 22-year-old made an aggressive transfer on the final lap and despatched his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang into Flip 1 on a mission, powering previous three of the game’s prime veteran drivers to the lead. Although he had not led in all the race previous to the final lap, he known as his automotive the most effective he is ever had.
Custer is the primary NASCAR Cup Collection rookie to win a race at Kentucky Speedway, which has hosted one Cup race yearly since 2011.
NASCAR outcomes at Kentucky
Together with Custer, three Fords completed in within the prime 4 spots. Truex in second was the lone Toyota to complete within the prime six.
Kurt Busch had the highest-finishing Chevy together with his fifth-place run.
Beneath are the entire outcomes from Sunday’s race at Kentucky.
|2.||Martin Truex Jr.|
|29.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|36.||John Hunter Nemechek|