RFK Racing and Hendrick Motorsports star as Buescher wins from Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway

The RFK Racing and Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup teams, partnered by Acronis, played starring roles in the Bristol Motor Speedway night race as Chris Buescher won from Chase Elliott and William Byron.

At the end of the night’s racing, it was Buescher and teammate and co-owner Brad Keselowski who led a combined 278 laps with the No. 6 driver taking ultimate glory for his second NASCAR Cup Series victory. The win also broke a 223-race winless streak and that on his career 250th NASCAR Cup Series start.

“This has been number one on my list for a really long time,” Buescher is quoted on the team’s official website. “It’s my favorite place we come on concrete. It’s just so special to get Fastenal their first points Cup race. After all these years we finally got them into Victory Lane.

“Everybody on this team did such a great job, executed all day long and we had a really fast Ford Mustang.  A lot of special things came together. I want to give a shout out to Adam Reagan.

“He’s back at home and just had some knee surgery, so he’s at home recovering. I’m just so excited right now. This is one I’ve had circled for a really long time and if there was going to be one this year to get, this is it.”

Making it a day to remember for Acronis partnered cars, Chase Elliott came home to take the flag in second place ahead of the Acronis liveried William Byron with defending champion Kyle Larson in fifth place.

Importantly, it means that all drivers remain in the running for the ultimate prize come the end of the playoffs as the season moves onto Texas on September 25.

“I thought our Hooters Chevrolet was driving really good, and honestly, I don’t think I could realistically ask for anything more balance wise,” Elliott said. “I just needed to be able to do a better job getting in some different lanes.

“Being second there, the top had gotten so dominant there at the end. The bottom was pretty good there early in the night and you could run down there for a long time. As the night went on, the top got better and better and better and that momentum was hard to beat.

“Unfortunately for me, we never got to any lap traffic to make him (race winner Chris Buescher) move, but we were starting to there in those last three or four laps.”

Third placed Byron added: “I’m really proud of this team. This whole round, we’ve been getting better each race. Just really proud of the effort. After a rough summer, this is really good to see how we brought ourselves to the playoffs.”


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