Speaking of this weekend, about an hour and a half north-west of Binghamton, the NASCAR world turned to Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit The Glen for its annual race.
The defending champ of this race is Martin Truex Jr. Could he repeat at The Glen?
Truex Jr.’s win last year was his 4th of the year, and ultimately, helped him win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.
However, a repeat was not in the cards.
Instead, we would see a new face hoisting the trophy.
Back in 2015, Chase Elliott made his NASCAR Cup Series debut.
On Sunday, Elliott made his 99th career start in the Cup Series, and he would come away with a first.
After leading for the final 33 laps, the number 9 Hendricks Racing car would find it’s way to victory lane.
Elliott wins the 2018 Go Bowling at The Glen.
Afterwards, the 22-year old, and his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, spoke about the race, and what it means to finally get that win.
“Incredible. What a day. And just been a long road to get to this point. Very satisfying. A lot of relief to finally get one today. Now, I feel like we can go on our way,” Chase Elliott said.
“A lot of luck was on our side. I think we had about three-quarters of a lap left of gas for Chase. I told him to burn it down. He wasn’t able to run out of gas. It was kind of one of those days. I’m proud of him, proud of the team. They’ve done a good job, they’ve worked really hard,” Bill Elliott says.
Elliott will look to make it back-to-back wins next weekend when the Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway for the Consumers Energy 400.