Kyle Larson plays the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff spoiler with a win at Homestead Miami Speedway in the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Kyle Larson has led a lot of laps coming awfully close to hoisting a trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Sunday he finally did both, winning the Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race in dominant form.
Three weeks in and the fireworks continued on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After wins from Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell to start the season, of course, Chris Buescher would spoil the party and dominate the first stage. Buescher would end up slipping back into the field midway through the second stage, but William Byron would take over, winning the second stage and leading over 100 laps for a statement win at the 1.5-miler. There wasn’t much movement at the top of the rankings this week, but the middle and bottom saw some big shakeups.
William Byron earns his first win of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway on Sunday night.
The NASCAR Cup Series remains in Florida one more week for Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is always a highly anticipated race with action across the track. It did not disappoint on Sunday afternoon as fans witnessed multiple strategies play out for good and bad. Many drivers were strong early and faded from contention throughout the race, and many drivers struggled early before coming to fruition late in the race.
Homestead Power Ranking this week as the NASCAR Cup Series now heads to the Superspeedway of Talladega for the upcoming weekend.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is no longer the site of the NASCAR Cup Series championship race, The 1.5-mile oval track, however, still provides some drama and exciting racing. Kyle Busch came into the weekend as the defending winner at the track, but instead, his teammate Denny Hamlin dominated the race by winning both stages and eventually the race. It was his third victory of the season. Hamlin’s win, as well as disappointing performances from other drivers near the top of the standings, caused some shake-ups in this week’s rankings.