Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

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Elliott had a fast auto all day - he won the race's second stage - but he also benefited when a couple of strong contenders suffered weird mishaps during a pit stop.

Racing announced Saturday on Twitter after the Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen that the 62-year-old Elliott will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet at Road America in Wisconsin on August 25. All three of Truex's road course wins were won with strategy, including previous year at The Glen.

Keselowski spun out trying to pass Logano with under three laps to go and finished 10th.

Elliott held off defending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. over the race's final 15 laps to score his first-career Cup Series victory Sunday at Watkins Glen.

Busch dominated until early in the second stage when, on Lap 27, he was passed by Elliott for the lead.

Kevin Harvick finished 10th in the Go Bowling at the Glen after running outside the top five for most of the race.

Stage Three: This was by far the most interesting stage of the race.

Eh... it looks like Kris Jenner is engaged to Corey Gamble
After her divorce from Kardashian , she married Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) in 1991. "So I don't know - you never know". So, I don't know. "I'm not going to turn on one of my girls!" Sounds like things have been well and truly ruffled after all.

Kyle Busch probably had the best vehicle throughout the race but a problem on his final schedule pit stop of the day ruined his chances for the win. Menard was to have started 14th and Busch was to have started 21st. While Busch had a valiant rally, it wasn't enough.

Truex ran second to Elliott for the entire final stage before beginning a steady close.

Chase Elliott (9) leads the pack around Turn 1 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

The triumph comes in Elliott's 99th career race.

Other Notables: #14 Clint Bowyer P11, #12 Ryan Blaney P12, #11 Denny Hamlin P13, #88 Alex Bowman P14, #2 Brad Keselowski P17, #31 Ryan Newman P19, #10 Aric Almirola P22, #43 Bubba Wallace Jr P25, #3 Austin Dillon P27, #21 Paul Menard P28, #48 Jimmie Johnson P30, #22 Joey Logano P37. His win is the first in 37 races for Hendrick Motorsports and the 250th victory for the team. With four races remaining until the Playoffs, this definitely gives them hope going forward. That marked the second straight event in which the two second-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have scored top-five results. NASCAR returns to the Irish Hills of Michigan next weekend for the Consumer's Energy 400, at Michigan International Speedway. Ratings probably won't be up next week - they weren't up for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last race in 2017 - and a new series title sponsor isn't going to sign on just because Elliott visited victory lane.

With his famous father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott spotting from above, Chase maintained his slim advantage as Truex tried to find a way by.

Chase Elliott, who topped the first round of qualifying, will start third, followed by Truex and Kyle Larson.

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