Hendrick Motorsports Captures Second Win in 2022
Alex Bowman edged fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate and 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kyle Larson in a thrilling overtime win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A late race caution setup a green-white-checkered finish that put Bowman and Larson on the front row. When the green flag dropped, it was an all out dual as the teammates raced side-by-side to the checkers with Bowman narrowly winning by a mere .178 seconds to give team owner, Rick Hendrick, his 281st NASCAR victory.
One of the biggest storylines of the weekend was the outstanding success by Joe Gibbs Racing and the Kyle Busch team. During practice, Busch backed his car into the wall, the team had a single spare in Las Vegas which was fitted for Busch on the fly. The team started at the tail of the field but ended up with a hard charging fourth place finish while leading three different times for a total of 49 laps. A true testament to the team, the driver, and the Next Gen Chassis that a team can change safety equipment and still capture a top-five run.
The Pennzoil 400 saw an impressive 23 lead changes among 15 drivers with 12 cautions for 60 laps. Five different teams were able to place in the top-ten, proving for the second week in a row, the parity in the new Next Gen Chassis.
The Pennzoil 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway starts Sunday, March 6th at 3:30pm ET LIVE on Fox.