Texas Motor Speedway consistently has great racing in all three of NASCAR series and tonight did not disappoint. As it truly was a night to remember in several different ways.
First it was a night to remember as several big name teams failed to make it through pre race tech before the end of the first round of qualifying. Kyle Bush, Kyle Larson and Ty Dillon all started from the back due to a camber issue that had them having to go back and fix it to go through tech again.
It was a night to remember for JR Motorsports as they brought four race cars to Texas. They usually have two or three cars at the most at the track so this was a big deal them. An even bigger deal for the foursome of Regan Smith, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr all qualified in the top 6 with Harvick starting on pole. And Harvick led the most laps. And to top off the night all four cars finished in the top 10.
Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson certainly had a night to remember while they drove from the back to the front by lap 25 where they were 5th and 7th respectively. Busch led some laps and contented for the win. While Larson ran up front and proved that his win last week was no fluke.
And finally it was a night to remember for 18 year old Chase Elliott. Not only did this Nationwide series regular take on the big dogs of Busch, Harvick and Earnhardt Jr he beat them. Yes, with his pass of Busch he took the lead and held it. A late race caution had him and the other leaders coming down pit road with Harvick winning the battle and taking point for what would be the final restart. And with just a dozen or so laps left, he passed Harvick for the final time to come home with the checkered flag.
So once again we had a young gun winning the race and just like last week Elliott proved he belongs for a long time to come/