GALLERY: Where All 37 Drivers Finished at Watkins Glen
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series paid its second and final road course visit on Sunday, when Martin Truex Jr. dominated early and saved fuel late to win the I Love NY at the Glen 355 at Watkins Glen International.
Here’s where all 37 drivers finished on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the 2.45-mile road course in New York state.
- Martin Truex Jr.
The runaway leader in playoff points, Truex will almost certainly be the regular season Cup champion. He now has won a series-high four races.
- Matt Kenseth
As good as he is at most tracks, Kenseth has never been a huge fan of road-course racing. But he was great today.
- Daniel Suarez
Like his quasi-teammate and fellow rookie Erik Jones, Suarez continues to impress. Another great run today.
- Denny Hamlin
Awaiting the imminent birth of his second child, Hamlin had Regan Smith standing by for him.
- Clint Bowyer
A brake failure in qualifying meant Bowyer had to start from the rear of the field in the race. Still, he had a strong run.
- Kurt Busch
Earlier this week, Stewart-Haas Racing declined to pick up Busch’s option for 2018. He’s a free agent now.
- Kyle Busch
For the third race in a row, Busch started from the pole, but once again mistakes cost him the race.
- Ryan Blaney
The winner at Pocono in June, Blaney hasn’t had much success in the last few races. — until today, that is.
- AJ Allmendinger
The 2014 winner here, this was Allmendinger’s best hope of making the playoffs. But he went off the track at the start of the race.
- Erik Jones
The rookie driver continues to impress in his one-and-done season at Furniture Row Racing.
- Chris Buescher
Buescher did well to qualify inside the top 20, and in the race, he improved on that, nearly cracking the top 10.
- Michael McDowell
A talented road racer, McDowell and Leavine Family Racing continue to beat the teams they should beat.
- Chase Elliott
Far and away the best of the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets, Elliott qualified on the outside of Row 2.
- Jamie McMurray
Both Chip Ganassi Racing drivers qualified in the top 10, with McMurray starting ninth. But a horrible pit stop early but him out of contention for a victory.
- Brad Keselowski
One of the sport’s top road racers, Keselowski had contact with Kyle Busch, sending both cars spinning.
- Kasey Kahne
The winner two weeks ago in the Brickyard 400, Kahne couldn’t make any magic at The Glen.
- Kevin Harvick
Usually a threat to win most everywhere, Harvick collided with Brett Moffitt on pit road in Stage 3, which cost him dearly.
- Paul Menard
It was good to be the fastest team car at Richard Childress Racing this weekend, but none of the team’s cars was fast.
- Ty Dillon
The younger Dillon had more speed than his older brother, but not by much.
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
With two wins already under his belt, there was no pressure on Stenhouse, so he could afford a so-so race.
- Aric Almirola
One of many drivers rumored to be in play during Silly Season, Almirola is back up to speed after his back injury at Kansas.
- Danica Patrick
Earlier this weekend, Patrick told USA Today she has no sponsor for 2018 and may be out at Stewart-Haas Racing.
- Kyle Larson
This has been a breakout year for Larson, though lately he’s had trouble matching his early season success.
- Joey Logano
His playoff hopes in deep trouble, Logano really could have used a victory here.
- Ryan Newman
After flat-spotting his tires in qualifying, Newman had to start at the back of the field.
- Austin Dillon
None of the three Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets qualified in the top 10, with Dillon rolling off 27th.
- David Ragan
Like his Front Row Motorsports teammate Landon Cassill, Ragan couldn’t coax any speed from his car.
Somebody has to start. Today that person was DiBenedetto, but his race got better.
- Jimmie Johnson
A spin in practice was the start of a disappointing weekend for the seven-time champion.
- Boris Said
This was the Brillo-headed one’s final start in the Cup Series. Said is both a great guy and a colorful personality.
- Gary Klutt
This was the Ontario racer’s first Cup start.
- Brett Moffitt
This was Moffitt’s first Cup start since the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
- Corey LaJoie
Another learning experience for the rookie, who crashed in practice.
- Cole Whitt
A tough afternoon for Whitt on the road course.
- Trevor Bayne
A disappointing weekend for Bayne who had a brake leak and had to go to the garage early.
- Landon Cassill
Neither one of the Front Row Motorsports Fords showed much performance this weekend and Cassill lost a tire mid-race.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Really a lost weekend for Earnhardt, who was terrible in practice, qualifying and the race.
All article photos courtesy of Nigel Kinrade Photography © 2017
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