Bristol, TN – Ryan Blaney captured the Stage 1 victory at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, after holding off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick by just 0.003-seconds!
Kyle Larson was the pole sitter for the race, but quickly lost his lead after a wild crash on the front stretch that started when Kyle Busch and Blaney got into each other, sending Busch sliding down the front stretch, collecting a slew of cars including Bubba Wallace in the No. 43, ending his race. Here’s the full list of cars involved in the opening wreck of the race, 19, 43, 96, 95, 7, 32, 34, 47, 00, 18, 66, 78, 13, 11, 12.
Despite the Damage to Kyle Busch’s car, he began running consistently faster lap times than the leader Blaney.