Elliott claims first career Cup win, holds off Truex at Watkins Glen

It finally happened, Chase Elliott a winner in NASCAR’s Premier Series

NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott is coming out of retirement. Jeff Gordon hold the record with six in a row (1997-2000). This time, Elliott, who had several brushes with Hamlin in the first stage, quickly got past Hamlin and began putting pressure on Busch.

Elliott is set to drive the #23 GMS Racing Chevrolet, the auto that has been shared by a number of other drivers, including his son Chase, since the suspension of the former full-time driver of the vehicle, Spencer Gallagher, following the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway in late April, in the Johnsonville 180.

Elliott made the pass on lap 27, bringing the sellout crowd to its feet.

Eight times he had finished second during his Cup career. The win comes in his 99th career Cup Series start. Pole-sitter Denny Hamlin finished 13th.

Not so fast, says Cup points leader Kyle Busch, who said he would keep Bell right where he is for the time being if he were the owner of the team. But after the blown pit stop, Busch had to work harder fighting his way through the field than Elliott did in keeping Truex behind him. Busch moved back to the lead on the restart of the third and final stage when Elliott over-cooked Turn 1 of the 11-turn circuit. All three of Truex's road course wins were won with strategy, including previous year at The Glen.

"When this opportunity came up from Mike (Beam), I had to jump on it. Chase (Elliott) has ran a handful of races for the team so I figured I would give it a shot at Road America". The Glen has had only one repeat victor - Marcos Ambrose in 2011-12 - in the past 12 years.

NASCAR said Elliott has passed a physical and is approved to race.

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But the decision has been made and we'll analyse it in September when it's all over. It's nice because every season the Premier League is tougher and tougher.

Paul Menard was dealt a blow to his playoff chances before the race even started when his No. 21 Ford failed inspection Sunday morning and he was sent to the rear of the 37-car field.

Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 miles per hour Saturday to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, just ahead of Busch.

Asked if he had any advice for his dad, Chase Elliott said with a smile: "No". He beat AJ Allmendinger by 3.3 seconds.

Chase Elliott (9) leads the pack through the esses during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Truex and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson fought to get back in the top 12 at the end of the opening round after dropping out.

Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr.to win the Go Bowling at the Glen event at Watkins Glen. NASCAR returns to the Irish Hills of Michigan next weekend for the Consumer's Energy 400, at Michigan International Speedway.

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