For the primary time ever, a NASCAR Cup Series race shall be held on the Nashville Superspeedway.
While there has by no means been a Cup Series occasion on the observe, there have been a number of NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series races held within the Music City. In the sphere that can race on Sunday, Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are the one ones which have gained, with Dillon and Busch every profitable throughout Camping World Truck Series races and Busch, Harvick, Keselowski and Logano profitable throughout Xfinity Series races.
While these drivers might need the expertise of profitable in Nashville, all eyes shall be on Kyle Larson. Larson is looking for his fourth straight Cup Series win after taking house the highest spots within the Coca-Cola 600, Toyota Save Mart 350 and the NASCAR All-Star Race — although the latter earned him no factors towards the standings. Can he preserve his latest domination going?
Sporting News is monitoring dwell updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday. Follow beneath for full outcomes from the Ally 400.
NASCAR at Nashville dwell updates, highlights from Ally 400
7:32 p.m.: Make it 4 straight for Larson. Larson wins one more race, coming in first within the Ally 400.
7:28 p.m.: Chastain is now as much as second place, however he nonetheless trails Larson by almost 5 seconds with six laps remaining.
7:26 p.m.: Hamlin has been advised that he will be unable to complete on gas. He’s sitting in tenth proper now, and should cease to have the ability to end the race. Martin Truex Jr. simply pitted.
7:23 p.m.: Larson’s crew chief, Cliff Daniels, provides Larson the go-ahead on gas to final the remainder of the race.
7:19 p.m.: Chastain is aware of he’ll be capable of make it on gas. He had a pit cease extra not too long ago than every other driver within the prime 5.
7:16 p.m.: Chastain strikes up into fifth place over Elliott. He’s behind simply Larson, Byron, Harvick and Almirola.
7:13 p.m.: Brad Keselowski is in twenty fourth and is about to be lapped by Larson. He has been reporting brake issues to his group, as nicely.
7:11 p.m.: Suarez is reporting that he’s having brake points, which has been a typical development of the day.
7:04 p.m.: Larson makes use of the No. 51 automobile to get the particles off the grill and he is within the clear now.
7:00 p.m.: Larson, for the third time right this moment, has particles on his grill. He’s been capable of get it cleared up to now.
6:54 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is again out with 68 laps left to go. Larson, Byron, Harvick, Elliott and Armirola lead the pack.
6:53 p.m.: Larson has set a personal-best for laps led throughout a season at 1,353.
6:50 p.m.: Briscoe mentioned that he misplaced his brakes. It’s been a type of days with various drivers having brake points.
6:48 p.m.: There’s the eleventh warning of the day as Briscoe hits the wall on Lap 228.
6:47 p.m.: Restart with 78 laps remaining. Larson, Byron, Chastain are the highest three.
6:43 p.m.: A variety of the leaders resolve to pit. Larson is the primary off pit row, however he’ll come into third behind Chastain and Garrett Smithley as neither driver took a pit cease.
6:40 p.m.: Wallace having extra points, spins out within the grass and the warning flag is out with 83 laps remaining.
6:35 p.m.: Kyle Busch is all the best way all the way down to twenty sixth with 89 laps to go.
6:34 p.m.: There was nearly an issue for the 2 leaders on the restart.
6:32 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is again and Larson, Byron, Elliott, Hamlin and Kurt Busch make up the highest 5 with below 100 laps to go.
6:25 p.m.: Ryan Preece spins out on flip two and the warning flag is again out at Lap 198.
6:24 p.m.: Several automobiles transferring up forward of Kyle Busch. The No. 18 automobile is now all the way down to ninth place.
6:21 p.m.: There’s the restart for the ultimate stage and Larson and Byron are out in entrance with Kyle Busch, Hamlin and Stenhouse behind them.
6:15 p.m.: Larson holds on to win the second stage. Dillon, Briscoe, William Byron and Kyle Busch spherical out the highest 5.
6:13 p.m.: And there goes Larson taking the lead once more with three laps remaining within the race.
6:13 p.m.: It didn’t take Larson lengthy to maneuver up into second. Briscoe nonetheless hanging onto the sting. Larson is on 4 contemporary tires, whereas Briscoe is simply on two.
6:11 p.m.: With 5 laps remaining, the inexperienced flag is again out on the Nashville Superspeedway. Briscoe, Reddick and Larson are the highest three on the restart.
6:07 p.m.: Chase Briscoe and Tyler Reddick every go for a two-tire pit and transfer into the highest two positions. Larson comes again in third with Austin Dillon in fourth and Kyle Busch in fifth.
6:06 p.m.: The leaders resolve to pit with the warning flag nonetheless out.
6:03 p.m.: Cole Custer has a flat proper rear tire and the warning flag is out for Lap 174. There’s 11 extra laps remaining in Stage 2.
5:58 p.m.: Almirola strikes up into third forward of Busch. It’s nonetheless a wholesome hole between Larson and Stenhouse for first, and between Stenhouse and Almirola now for second.
5:55 p.m.: Kyle Busch, moments after expressing frustration together with his automobile, strikes in forward of Hamlin into third place.
5:47 p.m.: Stenhouse passes Kyle Busch to maneuver into second and preserve his unimaginable day going. He’s been a continuing presence within the prime 5 for a lot of the day.
5:43 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is again out for lap 139 — lap 49 of Stage 2. Larson, Kyle Busch and Stenhouse make up the highest three.
5:43 p.m.: Truex referred to as for a rushing penalty on pit highway, his second penalty of the day.
5:38 p.m.: Bubba Wallace will get a flat and spins, bringing out a warning flag.
5:34 p.m.: Matt DiBenedetto says that he’s down a cylinder, as he’s dropping down into the 20s.
5:28 p.m.: Ross Chastain makes some strikes to leap as much as the fourth spot, passing Logano and Kyle Busch. He now trails Larson, Stenhouse and Hamlin.
5:22 p.m.: Stenhouse is all the best way as much as second, main Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Logano. Larson remains to be up by simply over two seconds.
5:18 p.m.: The drivers have hit the restart and Larson is again out in entrance of Kyle Busch and Logano.
5:09 p.m.: Elliott wins the primary stage and Kurt Busch locations second. Larson finishes third, Suarez is in fourth and Kyle Busch is in fifth.
5:08 p.m.: Pit highway is closed now with simply two laps remaining within the first stage.
5:06 p.m.: With the inexperienced popping out, Elliott leads Kurt Busch and Daniel Suarez with just a few laps to undergo the top of the stage.
5:00 p.m.: Alex Bowman is known as for a rushing penalty on pit highway.
4:58 p.m.: Chris Buescher and Justin Haley each hit the wall, and the warning flag is again out on Lap 78.
4:55 p.m.: With 15 laps left in Stage 1, Larson is conserving regular in first place with Elliott in second and Stenhouse in third.
4:50 p.m.: Kyle Busch is falling again a llittle bit. He’s now all the way down to fourth on lap 67, combating with Kurt Busch going into the beginning of lap 68.
4:46 p.m.: Larson, Kyle Busch, Logano, Elliott and Kurt Busch are the highest 5 on the restart.
4:41 p.m.: Here’s a take a look at Blaney’s collision to take him out of the race.
4:40 p.m.: Earlier throughout the race, Blaney’s brakes seemed like they could be having some points.
4:38 p.m.: Larson retakes the lead, and the warning flag is again out. Blaney mentioned his brake rotor blew out and he crashed into the wall.
4:38 p.m.: There’s the restart and Busch is formally the chief in inexperienced.
4:36 p.m.: Busch will take the lead over Larson when the inexperienced flag is again out as he was off pit highway first earlier than the warning flag got here out.
4:29 p.m.: Tyler Reddick goes for a spin within the grass and the warning flag is introduced out for lap 46.
4:28 p.m.: The two leaders, Larson and Busch, each come into pit highway. Almirola and Stenhouse Jr. additionally going to pit highway.
4:26 p.m.: A variety of drivers taking pit stops with Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, Bubba Wallace, William Byron and others taking a visit to pit highway with the inexperienced flag nonetheless out after lap 40.
4:23 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. started the race within the No. 14 place. He’s all the best way as much as fifth proper now, trailing solely Larson, Busch, Almirola and Logano at lap 38.
4:20 p.m.: It’s all Larson and Busch to date. Larson is main the race by simply over a second, however Busch’s lead over Almirola in third place is by greater than 5 seconds.
4:18 p.m.: NASCAR goes to be having a look into the free tire on Houff to see if there shall be a necessity for suspensions.
NASCAR tells the cleanup crew to deliver the wheel that got here off of Houff’s automobile to the NASCAR hauler. My guess is have to find out if that could be a four-race suspension to crew chief, tire changer and jackman for an improperly put in wheel.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 20, 2021
4:09 p.m.: The again of Almirola’s automobile hits Joey Logano, however Logano is ready to save himself and preserve going. Logano is in fourth with Almirola in third.
4:07 p.m.: Kyle Larson did not take lengthy to drag forward between Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola.
4:06 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is again out for lap 6.
4:01 p.m.: Quin Houff loses a tire on the fence on the primary lap and the warning flag is out.
4:01 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is out and the drivers are off within the Ally 400.
3:59 p.m.: Ryan Blaney will doubtless be heading into the pit early as he has some harm to the again of his automobile.
3:50 p.m.: Luke Combs tells the drivers to begin their engines.
3:43 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies underway with Cece Winans giving the invocation and Priscilla Block singing the nationwide anthem.
3:30 p.m.: NASCAR proclaims that the race has been pushed again 10 minutes to offer followers extra group to get into the Nashville Superspeedway.
3:27 p.m.: Pitbull is worked up to look at Daniel Suarez, the driving force representing his group Trackhouse, race the Ally 400.
3:05 p.m.: How lengthy has it been since a NASCAR Cup Series race was held in Nashville? Let’s simply say, it has been awhile.
The final time the NASCAR Cup Series raced in Nashville:
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— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 20, 2021
NASCAR begin time right this moment
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
- Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway is scheduled to wave after 3:30 p.m. ET.
Rain could also be an element on race day. The National Weather Service’s weekend forecast for Lebanon, Tenn., the place Nashville Superspeedway is situated, requires potential showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and night time, with a excessive temperature close to 90 levels. There is a 40 p.c likelihood for precipitation Sunday afternoon, in line with the climate service.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Nashville
Aric Almirola retains his robust run in qualifying races going.
After incomes a spot within the NASCAR All-Star Open by inserting first after the ten laps, Almirola posted the quickest qualifying time of 29.557 to take the pole place for the Ally 400. He got here in simply forward of Kyle Busch, who positioned second with a time of 29.572.
|Start Pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|2||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|4||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|10||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|11||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|12||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|15||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|16||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|20||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|21||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|22||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|24||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|25||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|26||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|27||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|28||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|29||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|30||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|31||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|32||JJ Yeley||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|33||Chad Finchum||66||Motorsports Business Management|
|34||Josh Bilicki||34||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Joey Gase||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||David Starr||13||Motorsports Business Management|
|39||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|