Capping off the weekend of road racing, it’s the Monster Energy Cup Series and the Go Bowling race from Watkins Glen International from the Finger Lakes region of central New York.

After two rounds of qualifying Denny Hamlin won the pole.

The starting lineup for the Go Bowling at the Glen:
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Aric Almirola
AJ Allemdinger
Erik Jones
Kasey Kahne
Ryan Blaney
Michael McDowell
Jimmie Johnson
Paul Menard – moved to the back of the field for failing inspection
Jamie McMurray
Kevin Harvick
William Byron
Brad Keselowski
Clint Bowyer
Ryan Newman
Kurt Busch – moved to the back of the field for failing inspection
Chris Buescher
Daniel Suarez
Alex Bowman
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Austin Dillon
David Ragan
Matt Kenseth
Parker Kligerman
Matt DiBenedetto
Bubba Wallace
Ty Dillon
Cole Whitt
Ross Chastain
Josh Bilicki
Spencer Gallagher
Landon Cassill

Stages one and two of the race are only 20 laps each with stage three lasting 50 laps for a total of 90 laps around the 2.45 mile track.

Deny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and Chase Elliott makes it a quick challenge for leader Denny Hamlin but Hamlin holds on to the lead. Kyle Busch comes up to give Hamlin a challenge for the lead but so far Hamlin holds on to the top spot.

Lap two, Kyle Busch gets past Denny Hamlin to take over the lead. Joey Logano gets into the sand but doesn’t hit anything or anyone and the track stays green. Logano gets to his pit stall to assess any damage to his car after Logano made contact with Kyle Larson.

Lap four Aric Almirola brings out the first caution flag after getting into the wall causing significant damage to the car.

Joey Logano is out of the race. Logano was under the crash clock but his crew was unaware of the ruling.

AJ Allemdinger has some damage to his car and came down pit road to assess the damage. The team reports that the engine is intact with the damage only cosmetic.

Lap six Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart with Kyle Busch taking the lead with Martin Truex Jr on his bumper. The cars are nose to takil through the field.

Lap six the top five are Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, and Erik Jones.

Lap seven, Kyle Busch has a lead of over a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap eight, David Ragan spins off the track but the track stays green.

Kyle Busch has increased his lead to two seconds on Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin is in third.

Lap 10, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of two and a half seconds on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 12, Kyle Busch continues to increase his lead over Martin Truex Jr and now has a lead of over three seconds.

Lap 13, Kyle Busch as a lead of over three and a half seconds on Martin Truex Jr with Denny Hamlin in third; Chase Elliott and Erik Jones round out the top five.

Several of the drivers have a great deal of debris on their front grilles.

Lap 15, Kyle Busch holds on to his three and a half second lead on Martin Truex Jr; Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, and Erik Jones round out the top five.

After starting at the back of the field, Kurt Busch has moved up 20 spots to 16th.

Lap 17 some of the leaders bring their cars down pit road before pit road closes including leader Kyle Busch.

Martin Truex Jr wins stage one after staying out on the track.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Martin Truex Jr
Jimmie Johnson
William Byron
Michael McDowell
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Alex Bowman
Chris Buescher
Paul Menard
Matt Kenseth

The rear view mirror in Jimmie Johnson’s car has fallen and he is unable to use it.

Martin Truex Jr wins the race off of pit road.

Chris Buescher and Michael McDowell have been penalized for having crew members come over the pit wall too soon.

After all of the pit stops have cycled through, Kyle Busch retakes the lead of the race and will bring the field down for the green flag.

Lap 25 Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two and edges out in front of the field for the lead as Chase Elliott gets past Denny Hamlin for second place.

Lap 26, Chase Elliott challenges Kyle Busch for the lead but so far Busch holds him off.

Lap 27, Chase Elliott is on leader Kyle Busch’s bumper and Chase Elliott finally takes the lead with the crowd cheering.

Lap 28, the top five are Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, and Jamie McMurray.

Chase Elliott is slowly increasing his lead over Kyle Busch.

Lap 33, Chase Elliott has a lead of over a second on Kyle Busch.

Lap 33, Chase Elliott leads the race with Kyle Busch in second; Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Jamie McMurray round out the top five. Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, and Clint Bowyer fill out the top 10.

Lap 37, some drivers bring their cars down pit road for service before pit road closes at the end of stage two.

Chase Elliott has a lead of a second over Kyle Busch.

After staying out on the track, Chase Elliott wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Chase Elliott
Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
Erik Jones
Martin Truex Jr
Jamie McMurray
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Larson
Ryan Blaney
Daniel Suarez

Jimmie Johnson was charged with driving through too many pit boxes when entering his pit stall. He continues to try and fix his rear view mirror.

Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 44. Elliott edges out Kyle Busch to take the lead but Elliott got loose and Kyle Busch passes him to take the lead.

Lap 45, leader Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott pull away from the rest of the field.

Lap 46, Kyle Busch has a quarter second lead on Chase Elliott.

Lap 47,Ryan Newman spins out but gets the car moving again and the track stays green.

Lap 47, Chase Elliott challenges Kyle Busch for the lead but so far Busch holds on to the top spot.

Lap 50, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a half second lead on Chase Elliott.

Lap 50, the top five are Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, and Erik Jones.

Lap 52, Matt DiBenedetto brings out the caution flag when he gets stopped on the track.

Chaos on pit road – a tire rolling away, an air hose jerked away, and pit crew members down on pit road.

Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin were penalized for leaving pit road with equipment.

Something happened on the fuel probe for Kyle Busch’s car and he has to make a second trip down pit road for fuel. He has to restart the race in 31st place.

Chsae Elliott brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 58 and takes the lead as drivers battle for position behind him.

Lap 58, Chase Elliott leads the race with Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr, Austin Dillon, and Erik Jones rounding out the top five.

Lap 61, Kyle Busch has already moved through half the field up to 16th.

Lap 65, Chase Elliott has a lead of over a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 65, the top five are Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, and Kurt Busch. Kyle Busch is in 13th.

Lap 67, Matt Kenseth gets stopped on the track, but the track stays green. Kyle Busch has entered the top 10.

With 22 laps remaining in the race, Chase Elliott has a lead of over a second on Martin Truex Jr with Erik Jones in third.

Only 18 laps remaining in the race, and Chase Elliott holds on to his one second lead on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 72, the top five are Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, and Jamie McMurray. Kyle Busch is up to ninth.

Lap 74, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to under a second over Martin Truex Jr with Erik Jones over 10 seconds behind in third.

Lap 75, Martin Truex Jr continues to close the gap on leader Chase Elliott, Elliott’s lead in down to just over half a second.

Lap 77, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to under half a second on Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 78, Martin Truex Jr has caught up to leader Chase Elliott.

Ross Chastain gets turned around and Jimmie Johnson hits the wall but the track stays green. Lap 80, Chase Elliott continues to lead te race with Martin Truex Jr on his bumper.

Nine to go, Chase Elliott’s lead has gotten a bit larger but Martin Truex Jr continues to stay close in second.

Lap 82, Martin Truex Jr begins to close in on leader Che Elliott s the battle continues.

Lap 83, Chase Elliott has a third of a second lead on Martin Truex Jr as they approach slower traffic.

Austin Dillon has hit the wall but the track stays green as leader Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr battle for the lead.

Lap 84, Martin Truex Jr is still on Chase Elliott’s bumper and ready to pounce for the lead.

Five to go, Chase Elliott holds on to the lead with Martin Truex Jr in second as Elliott vies for his first Monster Cup Series win.

Four to go, It’s Chase Elliott in the lead with Martin Truex Jr behind in second.

Three to go and Martin Truex Jr is once again on leader Chase Elliott’s bumper.

Two to go, Chase Elliott continues to hold on to his narrow lead over Martin Truex Jr.

Chase Elliott takes the white flag.

Martin Truex Jr runs out of fuel.

Chase Elliott driving the same car number as his Hall of Fame father Bill Elliott wins his first career Monster Energy Cup Series race on a road course…just like his father Bill! And the siren at the pool hall in Dawsonville, Georgia rings for the first time in several years.

Chase Elliott runs out of fuel on the cool down lap and needs a push to victory lane. Seven time Champion Jimmie Johnson gives team mate Chase Elliott a push.

The unofficial results of the Go Bowling at the Glen:
Chase Elliott
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Busch
Daniel Suarez
Erik Jones
Kyle Larson
Jamie McMurray
William Byron
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Clint Bowyer
Ryan Blaney
Denny Hamlin
Alex Bowman
AJ Allemdinger
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Brad Keselowski
Michael McDowell
Ryan Newman
Chris Buescher
Kasey Kahne
Aric Almirola
Ty Dillon
Parker Kligerman
Bubba WAllace
David Ragan
Austin Dillon
Paul Menard
Matt Kenseth
Jimmie Johnson
Landon Cassill
Ross Chastain
Matt DiBenedetto
Cole Whitt
Spencer Gallagher
Josh Bilicki
Joey Logano

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