NASCAR

(XFINITY) Christopher Bell didn’t need any help finding victory lane after Saturday’s Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). For his third consecutive NXS start at NHMS, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver piloted his Toyota Supra to the checkered flag to cap off an action-packed Doubleheader Saturday at “The Magic Mile.”

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway sure has been good to me; I like coming up here,” Bell said following a dominant performance that saw the 26-year-old lead 151 of 200 laps. “That last restart was really tough. I was taking off really loose. Justin (Allgaier) was able to stay right on my corner.”

With clean air and a wicked fast ride, Bell pulled away to win by 6.42 seconds over Allgaier to earn Toyota its 11th win in the last 13 NXS races at the 1.058-mile track. Daniel Hemric, Austin Cendric and Harrison Burton rounded out the top five.

Bell started 14th but powered his way to the front to grab the lead on lap 44 and never looked back. 

(CUP) Christopher Bell will start 9th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Speedway 3PM ET on NBCSN.

STARTING TOP 10
1 KYLE BUSCH
2 MARTIN TRUEX JR
3 CHASE ELLIOTT
4 KURT BUSCH
5 ALEX BOWMAN
6 DENNY HAMLIN
7 RYAN BLANEY
8 TYLER REDDICK
9 CHRISTOPHER BELL
10 KYLE LARSON

IMSA

Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia won a weather-shortened Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, their third straight victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Taylor and Garcia had the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R ahead when the race was stopped with 70 minutes left due to lightning in the immediate area of the track. Race officials called the race with 25 minutes left in the two-hour, 40-minute GT-only contest.

The GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory was the fourth this season and ninth in the last 16 races for Garcia, Taylor and the No. 3 Corvette. Tandy and Tommy Milner shared the GTLM runner-up finish in the No. 4 Corvette, while Mathieu Jaminet and Cooper MacNeil finished third in the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19.

The No. 23 Heart of Racing Team drivers, Roman De Angelis and Ross Gunn won Saturday’s GT Daytona (GTD) portion of the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Madison Snow and co-driver Bryan Sellers finished second in the No. 1 Lamborghini, with Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz taking third in the No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3.

Next race is Aug 5th-8th at Road America for the IMSA Sportscar Weekend.

SUPERSTAR RACING EXPERIENCE 

NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of the #9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy Chase Elliot won the season finale at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night. Elliott past his father Bill Elliott, 16 time most popular driver in the NASCAR Cup Series to go on and hold off inaugural series champ Tony Stewart who finished 2nd. Bill Elliott finished 3rd, Babby Labonte was 4th and Paul Tracy rounded out the top 5. 

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