Initially, Blaney took the checkered flag forward of Denny Hamlin however a warning was displayed on the ultimate lap for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stepping into the backstretch wall.
Underneath regular guidelines, Blaney would have been declared the winner however underneath particular guidelines for Sunday night time’s race, the winner needed to take the victory underneath a inexperienced flag.
That despatched the ultimate 50-lap phase at Texas Motor Speedway right into a two-lap extra time however with an issue – Blaney, pondering he had received, had already let down the window web on the motive force’s aspect of his No. 12 Ford.
Blaney jury-rigged the netting as greatest he might on the restart after which held off Hamlin by 0.266 seconds to formally declare the All-Star victory.
The scenario didn’t sit nicely with some as NASCAR guidelines particularly require window netting fasteners to be “correctly tightened and stay tight throughout an occasion.”
The win is just not an official one within the Cup Collection, however Blaney has been one of many top-performing drivers this season regardless of missing a victory.
“It was wanting actual dangerous for us. I believed the race was over and I let the window web down. I do wish to thank NASCAR for letting sort of repair it and never make us come down pit street,” Blaney mentioned. “Yeah, that was actually powerful.
“Then I needed to sort of do it over again after getting that window web again up there. Nice automobile. This No. 12 group did a terrific job. That is cool. I do know it’s not a points-winning race but it surely’s going to be a whole lot of enjoyable and the social gathering’s going to be fairly huge.”
Austin Cindric completed third, Joey Logano fourth and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top-five.
Finishing the top-10 had been Alex Bowman, A.J. Allmendinger, Chris Buescher, Brad Keselowski and Christopher Bell.
Because of his earlier stage victory, Cindric began the ultimate 50-lap phase on the pole with teammates Blaney (Stage 3 winner) in second and Logano (pit cease winner) third. When the stage went inexperienced, Suarez lined up fourth and Hamlin fifth.
Blaney rapidly cleared Cindric for the lead on the restart.
On Lap 105, Erik Jones wrecked off Flip 4 and slid into the frontstretch grass to carry out the seventh warning of the race.
A number of lead-lap vehicles pit however the high 4 stayed out with Blaney nonetheless within the lead when the race returned to inexperienced on Lap 112. He was adopted by Cindric, Logano and Suarez. Hamlin lined up eighth, the primary automobile that pit.
With 17 laps remaining, Hamlin – who took two new tires on his cease – had moved into third behind Blaney and Cindric.
With 12 laps to go, Hamlin received round Cindric to maneuver into the second place, 2 seconds behind Blaney.
Blaney’s margin grew to just about 3 seconds with 5 laps remaining within the race.
On the ultimate scheduled lap, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slid up the observe and into the wall to set off a warning. Nonetheless, underneath All-Star guidelines, the winner should take the win underneath green-flag situations.
The race was despatched right into a two-lap extra time with Blaney out entrance adopted by Hamlin and Cindric.
Blaney held off Suarez by 0.349 seconds to assert the Stage 3 win and earned a beginning spot within the first two rows for the ultimate phase.
Logano was third, Michael McDowell was fourth and Cindric fifth.
In the course of the break between Levels 2 and three, each group needed to full a four-tire pit cease and William Byron was first off pit street however Logano’s No. 22 group had the quickest cease from yellow line to yellow line and received the $100,000 prize for the quickest cease.
On the restart on Lap 55, Byron was adopted by Blaney and Suarez.
Blaney went to the within of Byron on Lap 57 and got here away with the lead for the primary time within the race.
With 10 laps remaining within the stage, Blaney maintained a few half-second lead over Bell with Byron in third.
On Lap 72, Stenhouse was compelled to pit underneath inexperienced with a flat right-rear tire.
Bell, working second on the time, wrecked in Flip 4 on Lap 75 to carry out one other warning. A number of lead-lap vehicles pit with Suarez the primary off pit street however Blaney stayed on the observe and within the lead.
The stage went right into a two-lap extra time with Blaney out entrance adopted by Cindric and Logano.
Cindric held off his Penske teammate Blaney in a two-lap extra time to take the Stage 2 win and can earned the highest beginning spot within the ultimate phase after Kyle Busch wrecked out of the race.
Byron was third, Suarez fourth and Bell fifth.
In the course of the break between Levels 1 and a pair of, a number of lead-lap vehicles elected to pit with Kurt Busch first off pit street.
On the restart on Lap 26, Kyle Busch remained out entrance and noticed Larson moved as much as second on the restart.
Bubba Wallace was compelled to pit underneath inexperienced for a unfastened wheel and fell a lap down.
On Lap 36, Kyle Larson, whereas working second, wrecked onerous off Flip 4 after struggling a flat right-front tire to carry out a warning. Wallace obtained the free cross and received again on the lead lap.
The race returned to inexperienced on Lap 44 with Kyle Busch out entrance adopted by Ross Chastain and Byron.
Chastain led on the line on the restart however Kyle Busch rapidly moved again into the lead as Cindric took second.
On Lap 48, Kyle Busch slowed dramatically off Flip 4 with an obvious flat tire and Chastain plowed into him from behind, then shot up the observe and picked up Chase Elliott as nicely.
Cindric inherited the lead because the race was instantly positioned underneath a pink flag to scrub the observe of particles. The stage restarted with a two-lap extra time and Cindric out entrance.
Kyle Busch led all 25 laps to take the Stage 1 win and earned the suitable to assert the No. 1 beginning place for the ultimate phase supplied he finishes fifteenth or higher in Levels 2 and three.
Kyle Busch began on the pole and took early command of the race, working out to a virtually half-second lead over Blaney after 15 laps.
With 5 laps to go within the stage, Blaney has closed to underneath a half-second as Larson ran third.
Bowman needed to begin the race from the rear of the sector as a consequence of unapproved changes to his automobile after Saturday’s qualifying.