CONCORD, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports tamed Darlington Raceway by taking home three top-10 finishes, including a second-place result by Kyle Larson.
William Byron extended his top-10 finish streak with a fourth-place finish, adding on to his historic accolade. Chase Elliott also notched a top-10 result, coming in seventh at the 1.366-mile track. Alex Bowman rounded out the Hendrick Motorsports drivers, finishing in 17th.
Martin Truex Jr. won the race.
Take a look below to see how the Hendrick Motorsports drivers fared at the throwback event at Darlington Raceway.
KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM THROWBACK CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Larson took to the South Carolina track 14th and moved up to 11th by the first caution on Lap 6. Electing to stay out, he restacked in 11th but breeched the top 10 after a caution on Lap 23, working his way to eighth.
- Larson pitted under caution and reset in 11th. The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE made up the lost ground, re-entering the top 10 on Lap 47 in seventh. Another caution on Lap 61 saw Larson head to pit road for tires and fuel, reshuffling in seventh. He picked off a few more spots in the remaining laps of Stage 1 and finished fourth.
- After pitting at the stage break, Larson took to the track for Stage 2 in 17th. A series of caution on Laps 99 and 104 saw the driver gain two positions before making his way back into the top 10, running ninth on Lap 139.
- Larson made a green-flag pit stop with 42 to go in Stage 2 and reshuffled in 12th but made his way back inside the top 10 on Lap 150, sitting eighth before finishing Stage 2 in fifth.
- Larson headed to pit road at the stage break, restacking for the final stage in fifth. On Lap 225, he made a green-flag pit stop which bumped him to third. Larson overtook second place on Lap 240 and made several runs for the lead, but ultimately finished second.
CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 HOOTERS THROWBACK CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Elliott started his race at the rear after being served an unapproved adjustment penalty but quickly overcame the setback, moving to 27th by the first caution on Lap 6. After the second caution on Lap 23, he had made his way into the top 20, sitting 19th. He headed to pit road under caution and gained a position after a speedy pit stop.
- Elliott’s surge to the front continued, moving into 12th by Lap 51. He finally breeched the top 10 on Lap 75, running 10th behind teammate William Byron. Elliott finished Stage 1 in eighth.
- After pitting at the stage break, the No. 9 Throwback Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE reshuffled in sixth for Stage 2. Elliott made another pit stop under green on with 42 to go in Stage 2 but was relegated to 13th.
- Putting the new tires to work, Elliott pushed his way back into the top 10 by Lap 150 in 10th place. He finished Stage 2 in 11th.
- Elliott headed back to pit road at the stage break, restacking for the final push in ninth. On another long run, he pitted under green with 68 laps to go in the event, rejoining the field in ninth. He gained two more positions in the final laps before finishing seventh.
WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 VALVOLINE THROWBACK CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Byron took to “The Lady in Black” in fifth but dropped a few spots by the first caution on Lap 6 in eighth. He had earned back one position by the second caution on Lap 23, running seventh. He bounced around in the back half of the top 10 before finishing Stage 1 in ninth.
- After pitting at the stage break, Byron set off for Stage 2 in eighth. He remained in eighth after a series of caution on Lap 99 and 104. The 23-year-old driver breached the top five with 43 laps to go in Stage 2 and took second place on Lap 150 before finishing the stage in third.
- Byron once again pitted at the stage break before heading back out to the field in fourth. After a long run, he pitted with 69 laps to go in the 293-lap race. After the field cycled through, Byron was in sixth on Lap 230. He made one final green-flag pit stop on with 38 to go before he finished the race fourth.
ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY THROWBACK CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Bowman took to the egg-shaped track in 19th. He gained positions on early race cautions on Laps 6 and 23 and used the momentum to move up to 12th by Lap 56. After cycling through a green-flag pit stop on Lap 61, Bowman was in 13th. He picked off a few more positions in the remaining laps before finishing Stage 1 in 10th.
- Bowman pitted at the stage break and reset for Stage 2 in ninth. After a caution on Lap 104, Bowman headed to pit road for fresh tires and fuel, resetting 11th on Lap 115. But the driver of the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet re-entered the top 10 on 118, running eighth.
- Bowman headed to pit road on Lap 141 for a scheduled green-flag stop, reshuffling to 11th after the field cycled through. He fell back a few spots and finished Stage 2 in 14th.
- After pitting at the stage break, Bowman restacked in 15th on Lap 194. On Lap 230, he made an unexpected trip to pit road after his left-rear tire was cut down from tire rub. He fell a lap down with 39 to go in the race.
- The 28-year-old driver made his final pit stop with 37 to go and was relegated to 20th. He made a late-race effort to pick up a few more spots before finishing 17th.