• It was not the finest of days for Hendrick Motorsports.
Three of the team’s cars ended up crashed while Jimmie Johnson had a long pit stop near the end of the race that relegated him to a position outside the top 10.
We’ll start with Alex Bowman, who spent the day subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88. Bowman ran well and steadily improved his position throughout the day. He cracked the top 10 and seemed headed for a finish in that neighborhood until a tire rub happened from a discombobulated restart.
The tire exploded on Bowman’s car with 31 laps to go as he headed into turn 1. His car careened into the wall at the entrance of the corner and his day competing for a good finish was toast.
At almost the same time Bowman hit the wall, Chase Elliott, who was a few cars ahead of the No. 88, did so as well. A tire rub was the culprit for Elliott too.
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