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Chase Elliott surpasses Kurt Busch to win Allie 400

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Chase Elliott stayed on the last alert of the Ally 400 when the weather was interrupted on Sunday and raced away from Kurt Busch to win at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.

After Josh Biricki's 77th put out the 12th yellow flag of the race, Elliott's team decided to stay on the tires almost 50 laps ago. However, Elliott was able to maintain a 9th Chevrolet in front of his brother Bush in a four-lap sprint for his 15th career win and his second win in 2022.

His other victory is also the Dover Motor Speedway — a concrete truck like Nashville in May.

Ryan Blaney, defending race winners Kyle Larson and Ross Chastain conclude the top five.

Kyle Busch started in 36th place, but after leading twice in 54 laps and winning in the last 100 laps, he decided to pit two tires with the last caution. did. He returned home on the 21st.

After Pole Sitter Denny Hamlin led the first 41 laps, debris broke out, lightning strikes around the track, first attention and an hour of lightning strikes.

Within two laps of returning to the green, two Hendrick motorsport cars (24 by William Byron and 48 by Alex Bowman) were in trouble. Byron left the race due to mechanical problems, but the Chevrolet, sponsored by Bowman's allies, suffered heavy damage after hitting a wall.

Chase Briscoe and Tydiron were soon wrecked on lap 61, but Martin Truex Jr. overtook teammate Hamlin to win the fourth stage of 2022.

Due to a second lightning strike and light rain, another red flag flew over a 1.33 mile concrete track, the book was 140 laps, less than 10 laps for the official race.

After a delay of 2 hours and 8 minutes, Hamlin led the field with a restart on lap 151, with Joe Gibbs Racing teammates True X and Kyle Busch standing behind. Truex took the lead on lap 171 and won another stage.

Elliott overcame an early penalty and eventually secured a lead from Kyle Busch on lap 55.

"A little retreat on the way," said Elliott, who is comparable to the total number of NASCAR Cup Series wins last season. "I was able to dial in to NAPAChevy and get back into the mix. It was a long day, a fun day.

" We had a pretty tough month and a half, so the right direction It's great to go back to. Winning is always huge. It's even better to do it in a really cool city like Nashville. I'm looking forward to that (trophy) guitar. "

– Field-level media