Martin Truex Jr. swept all three segments in the Quaker State 400 for his 10th profession win on Saturday evening.
Truex led 152 of 274 laps en path to his first win at Kentucky Speedway.
“I assumed we had been finished,” Truex stated. “That is fully unbelievable.”
After successful the primary two levels, Truex had sailed off 15-second-plus lead over Kyle Larson coming to the white flag. However the victory celebration was delayed when the eight warning despatched the race into over-time.
Along with his third win and 13 stage wins, Truex has collected 28 playoff factors, 12 greater than Jimmie Johnson.
Larson pushed the No. 78 automobile to the lead coming into Flip . Truex held a zero.659-second lead after the primary lap as a multi-automobile wreck erupted behind him in Flip four. NASCAR known as the race and awarded Truex the win. Larson, began from the again of the sphere and gained 38 spots to complete second. Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Erik Jones, Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney rounded out the highest 10.
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. scored a profession-excessive 11th.
The remaining Group Penske Fords of Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney elected to not pit between segments and restarted on the entrance row for the ultimate stage. Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Paul Menard and Daniel Suarez, who took two tires, lined up behind. Truex, the primary automobile on 4 tires, restarted seventh adopted by Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth on Lap 167.
Suarez moved as much as fourth in two laps, whereas Truex pulled as much as sixth. Harvick, on 4 tires superior to eighth over the primary three laps. By Lap 170, Truex handed Blaney then took the lead from Logano. Blaney remained third adopted by Hamlin, Suarez, Harvick, Kyle Busch and Stenhouse. On Lap 182, Harvick moved to 3rd.
With 80 laps to go, Truex held a 6.50-second lead over Logano with Harvick closing in on second-place. Blaney held on to fourth, adopted by Larson, Suarez, Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch.
Hamlin reported, “My entrance isn’t working almost nearly as good.”
Harvick caught Logano on Lap 192 however couldn’t full the move. On Lap 193, Larson moved by Blaney for fourth-place. On Lap 200, Truex lead was over 10 seconds. Logano, Harvick, Larson and Kyle Busch rounded out the highest 10.
Logano and Blaney, who had not pitted since Lap 138, got here in on Laps 206 and 207, respectively. Blaney, who was operating 23rd, hit the drain coming to the road on Lap 215.
On Lap 220, the leaders began pitting with Elliott coming to pit street. Truex pitted from the lead on Lap 224 together with Kurt Busch, Larson, Harvick and Wallace.
After the leaders cycled out from pit stops on Lap 230, Truex had an 11-second lead over Kyle Busch. Larson, Logano, Elliott, Blaney, Harvick, Hamlin, Jones and Suarez rounded out the highest 10.
Larson handed Busch for second on Lap 244. On Lap 250, Truex lapped Kenseth to depart 10 automobiles on the lead lap. 4 laps later, Ryan Sieg spun attempting to get onto pit street however corrected and the race remained inexperienced with 9 automobiles on the lead lap.
On Lap 263, Kurt Busch radioed that the No. 41 was blowing up. The engine let go on Lap 265 with Truex holding a 16.737-second lead over Larson and simply eight automobiles on the lead lap. Kyle Busch was third adopted by Elliott, Harvick Jones, Hamlin and McMurray.
Truex stayed out on the observe. Kyle Busch and Jones took proper-aspect tires to line up second and third. Larson was the primary automobile on 4 tires adopted by Elliott, McMurray and Logano because the race went into time beyond regulation.
Larson pushed Truex to the lead into Flip . Elliott got here down on the apron for third behind Larson. Because the automobiles got here by means of Flip four, Wallace and Kenseth obtained collectively and Suarez, Austin Dillon and David Ragan had been collected in the melee.
Larson retained the factors lead by one over Truex. “We’ve been second quick, however (Truex) is in an entire completely different league proper now,” he stated after the race.