Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman entered the 36-race 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season’s 17th race, the Camping World four hundred, at Chicagoland Speedway, having competed in 133 races and document a career-high end of 2d location on three occasions, all in advance this season.
Bowman is now the maximum current first-time winner inside the Cup Series, as he drove his #88 Chevrolet to victory lane for the primary time in his profession after a tough-fought battle with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson, who finished in a season-high 2d region on this race for the second one consecutive season in his #42 Chevrolet.
Bowman began this 267-lap race, which featured a 198-minute weather delay, around the four-flip, 1. Five-mile (2.414-kilometer) Chicagoland Speedway oval in Joliet, Illinois in the eighth vicinity, and he gained it by using zero.546 seconds over Larson in 2d after the two drivers exchanged the lead twice and made touch over the race’s final few laps.
Team Penske’s Joey Logano changed into the best completing Ford motive force of the race. He completed in the third area in his #22 Ford. Hendrick Motorsports’ Jimmie Johnson and Team Penske’s Joey Logano rounded out the pinnacle 5 with the aid of finishing in a season-high fourth and fifth in their #forty eight Chevrolet and #22 Ford, respectively.
Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney completed in the 6th area in his #12 Ford to give Team Penske 3 of the pinnacle six positions after what became now not specifically an extraordinary race for the three-automobile Ford group. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones turned into the highest completing Toyota motive force of the race. He finished in seventh in his #20 Toyota.
Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. And Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon, who started out the race from the pole function, rounded out the top 10 through completing in eighth, ninth and 10th location in their #24 Chevrolet, #19 Toyota and #3 Chevrolet, respectively.
This race was dominated by using Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, who led a race-high 132 laps in his #four Ford. However, he hit the wall all through the third and final level of the race, and he should most effective recover for a 14th location finish. He remains trying to find his first victory of the 2019 season.
Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott, who fell laps down early, laboured his way into 2d place inside the 0.33 and final stage of the race, but a problem with the hose on an overdue pit prevent dropped him 18 positions right down to twentieth. He best controlled to recover to finish in the eleventh vicinity in his #9 Chevrolet.
Defending race winner Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing had a disastrous race, resulting in a 22nd location end, his 2d worst finish of the season. He hit the wall early, fell one lap down, were given the unfastened skip after which reduce a tire after making touch with Logano, inflicting him to fall one lap down again. Later in the race, he had to pit when smoke filled the cockpit of his #18 Toyota.
This race featured a total of 23 lead adjustments among thirteen leaders. Aside from Harvick, 12 drivers led at the least one lap of the race, maximum appreciably Bowman. The driver of the #88 Chevrolet paradoxically led 88 laps en path to secure the primary victory of his Cup Series career.
The different eleven drivers who led this race had been Larson, Johnson, Blaney, Jones, Dillon, Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Newman, Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Daniel Suarez. Hamlin received degree one even as Harvick won a level .
This race additionally featured a complete of 5 caution flag intervals, of which three came about because of on-track incidents and two took place because of the standard endings of ranges one and. Of the 38 drivers who began this race, 36 completed it, and of these 36 drivers, 17 completed at the lead lap.
Here are the entire race results of the 2019 Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.