NNS: Watkins Glen Lap-By-Lap
Pole Sitter: Sam Hornish Jr
Points Leader: Austin Dillon
Pre-Race: Kyle Larson has belt issues and has to pull on to pit road to buckle up. Kyle Busch is a favorite to win this race. Justin Allgaier has a little more on his mind this weekend after the birth of his daughter, Harper.
Green Flag: Turn 1 leaves Kyle Busch (54) spinning down the track. Contact with the wall bounces him into the path of Mike Wallace (01). Severe damage to both cars.
Lap 5: RESTART. Hornish (12) and Logano (48) lead the field to green.
Lap 9: Kyle Busch comes back on track but missing half his car.
Lap 16: Keseowski takes the lead from Pole Sitter Hornish.
Lap 17: CAUTION: Kenny Habul slows on track and doesn’t make it to pit road.
PIT ROAD: Allgaier has a slow pit stop. 3 cars stay out. Kligerman, Kahne, Ranger.
Lap 21: RESTART: Kligerman leads the field to green.
Lap 23: Battle for P3-P5 between Kahne, Keselowski and Hornish though the S turns leads to some fender damage for all three cars.
Lap 26: CAUTION: Trevor Bayne spins but keeps it off the wall then Joey Gase loses power in his car.
PIT ROAD: Kahne, Piquet Jr, Vickers and others hit pit road. Whose pit strategy will work this afternoon? Allgaier have some handling issues in traffic.
Lap 29: RESTART: Keselowski, Hornish and Logano make it a Penske top-3 restart.
Lap 31: Brian Scott looses multiple spots on track. Loose racecar.
Lap 41: Reports that Austin Dillon is having car issues when the car starts cutting out.
Lap 43: Kyle Larson done blown up. His day is done.
PIT STOPS: Logano, Dillon, Sadler and others hit pit road under caution.
36 to go: RESTART: Keselowski leads but a slow restart leaves Hornish out to dry and lets Smith slip by.
34 to go: Andrew Ranger spins but the track stays green.
32 to go: Scott, Bayne, Dillon, Sadler and others stop on pit road to signal the beginning of green flag stops.
25 to go: CAUTION: Debris on track. Allgaier was planning on stopping just prior to the yellow ruining his pit strategy.
PIT STOPS: Pastrana’s team fixes damage on pit road from contact that happened earlier on track.
21 to go: RESTARTL Keselowski, Logano and Hornish all battle it out through the first turns leaving Logano with the lead.
20 to go: Kahne makes contact with another car and slides across the track. No contact with the wall and no caution.
18 to go: Kahne hits pit road with a flat tire after contact two laps earlier. Keselowski and Hornish take 1st and 2nd from Logano.
15 to go: Keselowski leads Hornish by 4 car lengths.
13 to go: Allgaier and Kligerman battle hard for position. Allgaier takes 7th.
10 to go: Logano is desperately hoping for a caution flag in order to conserve fuel.
5 to go: This is Brad’s race to lose. Hornish slowly gaining.
2 to go: Kligerman and Allgaier continue to battle for 7th. Logano runs out of gas.
CHECKERED: Brad Keselowski wins making it his 4th win in 4 starts. Penske Racing led all but 8 of the 82 laps.
Points Leader: Austin Dillon
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