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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, Chase Elliott led his Hendrick Motorsports teammates to the checkered flag with a 12th-place finish.

After starting 17th, Elliott steadily gained positions throughout the day to take home the 12th-place result.

Alex Bowman and Jimmie Johnson both took home top-20 finishes, crossing the finish line in 18th and 19th, respectively.

William Byron was involved in a late-race multiple-car incident that ended his night with 14 laps to go. He was scored 33rd.

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag as the winner.

Below is a detailed look at how all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers performed Sunday.

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1
FINISHED: 12th
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Starting 17th, Elliott was shuffled back to 21st by Lap 5, but the driver worked to gain back positions and advanced to 17th once again by the Lap 30 competition caution. Elliott continued to battle throughout the rest of Stage 1 and gained two positions to finish the opening segment in 15th.
  • Losing positions during the caution between stages, Elliott started Stage 2 in 19th and steadily gained ground throughout the segment. He briefly jumped into the top 10 during a cycle of green-flag pit stops and ultimately finished the second stage again in 15th.
  • Thanks to quick work on pit road, Elliott gained gained three positions out of the caution prior to the final segment and moved into 12th. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 jumped into the top 10 by Lap 169, but he fell back to 12th just 10 laps later.
  • On a restart following a red flag incident with under 15 laps to go, Elliott moved all the way into the top five, but the driver eventually was shuffled outside of the top 10, relegating him to a 12th-place finish.

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1
FINISHED:
 33rd
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Rolling off the grid 13th, Byron was running 15th by Lap 30, but a tire violation during the competition caution forced the driver to visit pit road a second time, shuffling him back to 28th. Byron fought back and ultimately gained eight positions to finish Stage 1 in 20th.
  • In the middle segment, Byron continued to battle, keeping his position inside the top 20 for most of the stage. The driver of the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 moved up to 15th midway through the Stage and finished the segment in 17th.
  • In the closing stage, Byron continued to race near the top 15, briefly climbing inside the top-five following a caution with 30 laps remaining.
  • Byron's day was cut short when he was involved in a multiple-car incident with 14 laps to go. He was scored 33rd. 

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1
FINISHED: 19th
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Johnson took the green flag in 23rd Saturday and the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was racing inside the top 20 by Lap 30. Johnson was shuffled back to 29th later in the opening segment, but kept battling to finish Stage 1 in 28th, one lap down.
  • Johnson started Stage 2 in 26th and kept fighting to move his way up through the field. He gained three more positions toward the end of the segment to finish Stage 2 in 23rd.
  • Johnson continued to battle in the final segment and gaining four positions, but ultimately finishing two laps down in 19th.

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1
FINISHED:
 18th
HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Starting the day 19th, Bowman raced inside the top 20 for much of Stage 1, gaining three positions to finish the first segment in 16th.
  • Quick work by the No. 88 team on pit road helped Bowman gain a couple spots during the competition caution prior to the start of Stage 2. The driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 maintained position throughout the middle segment, finishing 13th.
  • Bowman was racing around the top 15 for most of the final segment, but the driver was involved in an incident with less than 25 laps to go and lost a few positions. The No. 88 team worked hard to get the driver back on track, where he held on for an 18th-place finish.