NASCAR at Nashville race results, highlights: Chase Elliott takes Ally 400 for second win of season
Chase Elliott is going to have to learn how to play the guitar after winning at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night.
The Ally 400 — which honors the musical history of its host city with a guitar trophy — was anything but smooth, however.
The race finished 6 1/2 hours after the green flag waved, with nine cautions and two weather delays, the second of which lasted roughly two hours.
To the great relief of those fans who stayed for the duration of the race, there were no more significant delays, caution- or weather-related, following the restart at roughly 10:30 p.m. ET.
The biggest remaining storyline was whether pole winner Denny Hamlin or Martin Truex Jr. would come away with the victory after finishing first and second, respectively, in each of the first two stages.
Ultimately, it was Elliott who emerged in the last stage to earn his second victory of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, following a victory at Dover on May 1.
Elliott was in danger of losing his hard-earned lead after Josh Bilicki forced a caution with fewer than 10 laps remaining as his car's engine gave way.
Elliott's gamble to remain on the track on old tires paid off — he never faced any real danger as he led each of the four final laps out of the restart.
Kyle Larson, who placed second before the caution, elected to take a gamble and pit for new tires. He finished fourth.
The Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the Ally 400 at Nashville. Check out all the action — and weather updates — below: