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Race Recap

Sep 21 - 2020
Read Time 4 Min

Toyota Drivers Tally Top-Five Finishes at the Bristol Bullring

Kyle Busch and Erik Jones scored top-three finishes Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series race.Toyota Drivers Tally Top-Five Finishes at the Bristol Bullring
Toyota drivers scored multiple top-10 finishes in NASCAR action in Bristol and Ty Gibbs claimed the ARCA Menards Series win at Winchester Speedway behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry.
 
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Kyle Busch (second) and Erik Jones (third) drove to top-three finishes at Bristol Motor Speedway to lead Toyota on Saturday evening in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Busch had a great night, scoring the stage win in the second stage to earn a Playoff point and drove to a second-place finish to race-winner Kevin Harvick, and advanced to the next round of the Playoffs. 
 
Denny Hamlin (21st) and Martin Truex Jr. (24th) battled damage throughout the evening but will also move on to the ‘Round of 12’
 
All three Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supras scored top-10 finishes in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“We had a really good Skittles Camry; it was fast and the team gave me a piece to contend with at least,” said Busch. “We definitely weren’t the fastest car. The 4 (Kevin Harvick) was definitely the fastest car. We made some adjustments there the last run and got closer and better. Just lapped traffic. Gotta go where they ain’t and man, where they are, you want to be.” In Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Harrison Burton (fourth) earned a top-five finish to lead Toyota in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway behind race-winner Chase Briscoe. “I’m frustrated because I feel like we’re not running up to our potential as far as lap time,” said Burton. “It was a track position battle big time. It’s hard to pass here. You about have to wreck the guy in front of you to pass. It was a challenge to try to get that track position once you lost it. We did a good job I think all night of kind of getting ready and trying to survive until the end and then it just didn’t work out at the end. I’m excited. I think we’re going to have a really good Toyota Supra in the Playoffs. I know my guys are putting in extra hours and I’m putting in extra hours and I’m just so excited to go to work and have a chance to run for a championship. It’s really going to be fun and I’m excited.”

Kyle Busch
Burton was joined in the top-10 by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Brandon Jones (eighth) and Riley Herbst (10th). All three drivers have secured Playoff spots and will begin their Playoff journey this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  
 
In Thursday night’s NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series race, Chandler Smith (fifth) led Toyota at Bristol Motor Speedway. 
 
Toyota Playoff drivers Christian Eckes and Austin Hill battled adversity all night. Eckes earned stage points in both stages and finished the race in 12th, while Hill made contact with the wall on lap two and battled damage all night. The Truck Series regular season champion drove to a 25th-place finish behind race-winner Sam Mayer.
 
Chandler Smith scored a top-five finish in Thursday night’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“We tried hard,” said Eckes. “We just didn’t make it happen I guess. Had an okay Safelite Tundra at times, just fought track position all night and really wasn’t good enough to pass. I’m ready for Vegas. Thankfully, we don’t have to come to Bristol next week.”

Christian Eckes
The ARCA Menards Series ran two races this weekend. Ty Gibbs finished second to Sam Mayer on Thursday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway with Max McLaughlin (third), Mason Diaz (fourth) and series points leader Michael Self (fifth) joining him inside the top-five. On Saturday, the series ran at Winchester Speedway and Gibbs earned his fifth win of the season. Self (second) and 15-year-old Jesse Love (fourth) also drove to top-five finishes. 
 
What’s Next
The NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) will head west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS). The NGROTS starts the weekend on Friday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET on FS1. On Saturday, September 26, the NXS takes to the track at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Cup Series closes the weekend on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
 
The ARCA Menards Series returns to Memphis International Speedway on Saturday, September 26, live on MAVTV at 6:00 p.m. ET. 
 
The NHRA also returns to action this weekend at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. The final eliminations can be seen on FS1 on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET.