NASCAR at Charlotte 2021 Results: Kyle Larson Earns seventh Win of Season

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Kyle Larson received the Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday for his seventh win of the season.

It was the seventh and closing road-course race of the 2021 season. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott entered Sunday as a two-time defending winner of the race, and Larson had additionally earned two of his wins this season at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson is the primary racer ever to win three road-course races in a single season.

Tyler Reddick completed second, whereas Chris Buescher took third.

Denny Hamlin, who entered Sunday’s race because the chief within the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, completed in fifth place. Larson handed him late within the race after a restart.


Larson! To the lead!

The different drivers becoming a member of him in advancing to the spherical of eight are Larson, Elliott, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch.

Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, William Byron and Alex Bowman entered Sunday’s race on the bubble to be eradicated from the playoffs, they usually every did not advance.

Larson confronted some early adversity due to his alternator belt needing to be modified in the midst of the race. He had fallen under the lower line, however his crew was capable of flip issues round shortly.

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Kyle Larson goes from under the elimination line at one level on this race to successful it. Seventh victory of the season.

Advancing: Larson, Hamlin, Logano, Blaney, KyBusch, Elliott, Keselowski, Truex transfer to the ultimate eight.

Eliminated: Harvick, Bell, Byron, Bowman.

“I used to be getting stressed like, ‘Man, I’m not gonna get knocked out of the playoffs like this,” Larson mentioned after the race. “It wasn’t wanting too good, and fortunately all people in our 5 automotive did an excellent job of staying calm.”


Perseverance from the No. 5 group put them in Victory Lane for the seventh time this 12 months. @KyleLarsonRacin | #NASCARPlayoffs

The huge story on Sunday was the feud between Elliott and Harvick. Harvick despatched Elliott crashing within the closing stage with 55 laps to go. It was an obvious retaliation for Harvick’s wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway.


Contact from Kevin Harvick sends Chase Elliott into the wall at Charlotte Motor Speedway. #NASCARPlayoffs

Later within the race, Harvick had an opportunity to advance within the playoffs as he was above the lower line, however he crashed into the wall with 9 laps to go.



Elliott’s group referred to as the crash “karma” for the sooner incident. It’s Harvick’s first time failing to advance previous the Round of 12 within the playoffs.

The subsequent race would be the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.     

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