Chase Elliott Needs Nearly 7 Hours to Win at Nashville

Chase Elliott salvaged a crummy day for Hendrick Motorsports

and interrupted a capacity Toyota rout by using winning the rain-sopping

wet race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night time.

Elliott recovered from an early problem that dropped him

deep into the sector to take the lead with 38 laps final and hold off three

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers for his 2d Cup victory of the season.

It took NASCAR's maximum popular driving force almost seven hours

and a overdue four-lap shootout to get to victory lane.

NASCAR moved the start up by using 12 mins due to looming horrific climate,

then sat via an hour-lengthy stoppage for lightning within the vicinity,

observed by means of a later rain delay that stretched a tick past two hours.

“So pleased with our group," Elliott said.

"We had sort of a setback there about halfway and became able to get the Chevy dialed

lower back in and get returned within the mix. It become a long day, fun day.”

The race resumed proper on the halfway point with groups uncertain

if the entire 300 laps would be completed or if the race might be stopped early due to extra rain.