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Kasey Kahne announces NASCAR Cup Series retirement

Elliott Sadler hasn’t won an Xfinity Series race since 2016. More Elliott Sadler hasn’t won an Xfinity Series race since 2016. More
Cary Erickson | 18 August, 2018, 14:35

The State Water Heaters Pre-Race with Joe Nichols moves to a start time of 4:38 p.m. Bristol's popular driver introductions, where each competitor enters The Last Great Colosseum to the tune of a favorite song, will begin at 5:50 p.m.

Just 24 hours earlier, fellow NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler shocked fans when he announced his retirement from full-time racing, also at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

However. racing in cup (sic) full time for a few more years was just something that I couldn't commit to.

"It feels real cool to win". It's my best racetrack by far, I feel like - this and Homestead.

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Justin Allgaier earned his career-best 10th consecutive top 10 ... Allgaier got loose after contact in Turn 4 but won a drag race to the stripe against Cole Custer to hold the third position.

The race went into overtime after Daniel Hemric spun with two laps remaining.

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Of course I understand the problems about the tickets, the money and everything, and I feel sorry for them", said the Argentine. Spurs failed to sign any players in the summer, as the club decided against pursuing alternatives to their identified targets.

"We had the yellow with two to go and I thought 'Man, again?"

Although Larson had never won here before Friday, this marked his eighth top-10 finish in nine Xfinity Series races at Bristol. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR via sprint vehicle racing and his Kasey Kahne Racing team competes in the World of Outlaws series.

Pole victor Kyle Busch was dominant in the early going, building a lead of more than five seconds and lapping up to the 12th position before disaster struck on Lap 66. "Two or three laps later, it blew out". Busch brought his vehicle to pit road and ultimately retired from the race with a broken front suspension.

"The guy in second definitely has an advantage whenever you're getting through traffic, especially whenever you get the traffic going side by side", Bell said.

The win was Larson's first at Bristol in 18 Cup and Xfinity starts (including six top-five finishes in his previous eight Xfinity races at the track). He had accomplished the feat in 2010 and 2017.