2019年6月28日

5:30 p.m. Justin Haley has won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, his first in NASCAR’s top level. Haley took the lead under caution – Kurt Busch surrendered the top spot when he pitted for tires and was announced the winner following heavy rain followed two lightning flaws. There were 33 laps remaining when the 160-lap race has been halted. Haley was 27th when leader Austin Dillon triggered a 17-car crash which took out almost half the area and most of the top contenders. He passed a number of wrecked cars and then a few more that made pit stops. The 20-year-old Haley won’t lock in a place in the playoffs, however. He’s a full-time driver in the second-tier Xfinity Series and has been making his third Cup Series start – for newcomer Spire Motorsports. The group’s No. 77 Chevrolet can procure a postseason bid, but only if it winds up in the top 30 in points. Nonetheless, it was a fitting end for the closing July race in NASCAR’s most famous track. The event, which was postponed a day due to rain, was plagued with inclement weather and full of unpredictable winners in the past couple of decades. It’s moving to late August in 2020 – the regular-season finale – as part of NASCAR’s significant schedule shake-up. William Byron finished second, followed closely by seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and Ty Dillon. Manufacturer Chevrolet won for the second consecutive week and took the top four places. Ryan Newman was fifth in a Ford. — 4:30 p.m. Drivers Bubba Wallace and Daniel Hemric entertained fans during two lightning delays by throwing a soccer across the track and in the stands. Wallace and Hemric each had a few errant throws and got booed a little. But it certainly gave fans a reason to stick around for at least an hour without any racing. — 3:18 p.m. Lighting has halted the NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway with Justin Haley in the lead. The 20-year-old Haley is a part time motorist for newcomer Spire Motorsports. He finished second in Friday night’s second-tier Xfinity Series race whilst driving for Kaulig Racing. That is his third Cup Series start. Kurt Busch was leading the 400-mile race after a 17-car wreck. But Busch ducked onto pit road for fuel under caution. That left Haley front, and when the red flag was pulled because of a nearby lightning strike, it left Busch in 18th. As automobiles were parked and covered on pit road. — 3 p.m. With dark clouds looming and also the close of the race in sight, pioneer Austin Dillon wrecked almost half the field at Daytona International Speedway. “The Big One” occurred on Lap 119 in Turn 1 and involved 17 cars – most of them in the front of the area. Clint Bowyer was pushing Dillon into the front on the outside and made a hard move left to attempt and pass the pioneer. Dillon turned left No. 3 Chevrolet, tagged Bowyer and then started spinning and taking out rivals. “I guess that he did not need me to pass him,” Bowyer said. All four Joe Gibbs Racing cars – Deny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and defending race winner Erik Jones – were involved. So were Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott. “I was being aggressive and trying to keep the lead,” Dillon said.” That is exactly what you get.” Kurt Busch was able to get through this melee unscathed. Read more: f1radical.com