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CONCORD, N.C. -- Alex Bowman rode inside the top five for most of the race at Texas Motor Speedway and secured a fifth-place finish after a 72-hour weather delay.

It marked Bowman's second top-five finish in a row and third in the last five races.

William Byron finished 13th and Chase Elliott placed 20th after he had to pit twice in a row due to down tire in Stage 2. Jimmie Johnson finished 36th after he had an engine issue and was unable to complete the race.

Kyle Busch won the event.

Take a look below to see how the second race in the Round of 8 shook out for the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers.


  • Elliott started in fourth and slipped to sixth by the second lap. After the first caution was lifted, he moved into fifth but fell to seventh by the competition caution.
  • Elliott jumped to third by lap 31. He slipped back to fifth a couple of laps later and was in that spot when the third caution dropped due to rain. The delay would last until late afternoon Wednesday when the weather cleared up.
  • Elliott returned to the track in sixth and stayed in that position when the fourth caution fell from an accident on lap 61. When the race was under green again, he still was in sixth.
  • When the fifth caution came out due to debris, Elliott had fallen to ninth. He finished Stage 1 in seventh.
  • Elliott started the second stage in 11th after pitting. He was back in the top 10 in sixth by lap 117 and pitted under another yellow, coming back out in fourth. He fell to eighth halfway through the stage but pushed to sixth with 13 laps left in the segment.
  • Elliott pitted on lap 199 but had to return to pit road due to tire going down. He came back on the track in 26th and finished Stage 2 in 27th.
  • He was in 24th for the start of Stage 3 and soon moved into 23rd. He pitted quickly and was in 23rd again coming out. Elliott was 21st with 30 laps left and finished the race in 20th.


  • Byron rolled off the grid in 11th and dropped a spot to 12th within the first lap. He moved up to 10th when the first caution dropped on the fifth lap. By the competition caution he was in 12th.
  • When the drivers were under green again, Byron was in 15th. He moved up to 11th when the red flag was waved for rain, which would last 72 hours.
  • When Byron returned to the track on Wednesday, he was in 12th. He stayed in that position when the fourth caution dropped just several minutes into Wednesday's restart.
  • Byron rolled off the grid in the same position and quickly jumped into the top 10 in seventh by lap 88. He edged to sixth right before the end of Stage 1.
  • The 22-year-old driver kicked off Stage 2 in 17th and was in 12th by lap 155. Byron eventually was 10th by lap 177. He pitted and was in 14th with eight to go in the stage, ending the segment in 12th.
  • Byron moved into eighth at the beginning of the final stage. He slipped to 14th 40 laps in and pitted on lap 276, returning to the track in 18th.
  • Byron slowly worked through the field in the final stage, eventually finishing in 13th.


  • Johnson kicked off his last race at Texas Motor Speedway in 26th. Within the first three laps he moved into 20th and was in 18th when the first yellow was waved.
  • Johnson moved all the way up to 13th before the competition caution dropped.
    He came back out on the track in ninth and moved to sixth by lap 32 right behind teammate Chase Elliott. He was in seventh on lap 43 when the third caution dropped. Johnson took just fuel when he pitted and was in fourth when he returned to the track. 
  • The seven-time Cup Series champion moved to second when the race finally resumed three days later. He was riding in fifth when an accident brought out a yellow flag nine laps in.
  • Johnson restarted in the same spot and remained in fifth when another caution dropped on lap 77. When racing resumed, he fell to sixth but made the push to fifth at the very end of Stage 1.
  • The start of Stage 2 saw Johnson in fifth place after he pitted and he moved into third by lap 118. He pitted under another yellow and was in 11th when the race resumed.
  • Johnson eventually edged into eighth by lap 175 and was in seventh before he returned to pit road on lap 200. He finished the second stage in 11th.
    • Johnson was back in the top 10 in ninth less than 10 laps into the final stage. He slipped to 12th 18 laps later and was in 13th 40 laps into the stage. He jumped to seventh with 61 laps left but had to pit after he had engine issues. Johnson was unable to finish the race and placed 36th.


  • Bowman started right behind Elliott in fifth and moved to third by the second lap. He kept that position through the first two cautions of the race. He took a small chassis adjustment on pit road and returned to the track in second.
  • Bowman took the lead on lap 29 and kept it for the next 14 laps until the caution waved for rain. He pitted for fresh tires but was stuck in 18th when the race was postponed.
  • When racing resumed, Bowman edged up a spot to 17th before a caution occurred from an accident on lap 61. He was back in 18th when the fifth caution fell due to debris on the track. He pitted, returned in 24th and slowly worked his way to 17th by the end of Stage 1.
  • Bowman started Stage 2 in first after he only took fuel between segments. He kept the lead until lap 135 when another caution occurred. This allowed Bowman to pit for fresh tires, but he stalled for another car coming off pit road. He returned to the track in 10th. 
  • By lap 169 Bowman had moved into seventh. With 30 laps left in Stage 2, Bowman moved into fifth. He soon was riding in fourth and opted to pit on lap 199, returning to the track in 19th. 
  • With other cars pitting, Bowman was in fifth with six laps left in Stage 2. He moved into third with three laps to go and kept that spot through the stage.
  • Bowman was in seventh shortly after the start of the third stage. He was down a spot with 100 laps to go but was up to sixth with 65 laps to go. He edged into sixth five laps later and was in third for a lap before pitting.
  • The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was back on the track in 11th. He settled into seventh with 50 laps to go, eventually edging to fifth 30 laps later. Bowman kept that spot until the end of the race.