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Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Pennzoil 400 Presented By Jiffy Lube Results

March 6th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Alex Bowman

48 |

13

Running

274

16

50

6

2

Kyle Larson

5 |

2

Running

274

27

48

0

3

Ross Chastain

1 |

18

Running

274

83

52

1

4

Kyle Busch

18 |

37

Running

274

49

41

0

5

William Byron

24 |

14

Running

274

8

48

0

6

Aric Almirola

10 |

20

Running

274

0

31

0

7

Tyler Reddick

8 |

7

Running

274

0

30

0

8

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

12

Running

274

1

34

0

9

Chase Elliott

9 |

5

Running

274

0

43

0

10

Christopher Bell

20 |

1

Running

274

32

28

0

11

Austin Dillon

3 |

10

Running

274

0

26

0

12

Kevin Harvick

4 |

25

Running

274

0

28

0

13

Kurt Busch

45 |

31

Running

274

4

24

0

14

Joey Logano

22 |

6

Running

274

0

27

0

15

Corey Lajoie

7 |

29

Running

274

0

22

0

16

Harrison Burton

21 |

19

Running

274

0

21

0

17

Justin Haley

31 |

28

Running

274

0

20

0

18

Chris Buescher

17 |

27

Running

274

0

19

0

19

Austin Cindric

2 |

3

Running

274

0

18

0

20

Ty Dillon

42 |

32

Running

274

1

17

0

21

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

9

Running

274

4

16

0

22

Daniel Hemric

16 |

16

Running

274

0

0

0

23

Todd Gilliland

38 |

30

Running

274

0

14

0

24

Brad Keselowski

6 |

15

Running

273

3

13

0

25

Bubba Wallace

23 |

17

Running

273

0

13

0

26

Cody Ware

51 |

33

Running

273

0

11

0

27

Michael McDowell

34 |

22

Running

273

4

10

0

28

BJ McLeod

78 |

35

Running

272

0

9

0

29

Josh Bilicki

77 |

34

Running

271

0

0

0

30

Garrett Smithley

15 |

36

Running

267

0

7

0

31

Erik Jones

43 |

23

Accident

264

0

6

0

32

Denny Hamlin

11 |

8

Drivetrain

219

31

14

0

33

Cole Custer

41 |

24

Engine

171

0

4

0

34

Greg Biffle

44 |

26

Fuel Pump

148

1

3

0

35

Chase Briscoe

14 |

4

Accident

135

0

5

0

36

Ryan Blaney

12 |

11

Accident

104

10

5

0

37

Daniel Suárez

99 |

21

Accident

92

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Alex Bowman

    POS1

    LEADER

    Alex Bowman

    Driver badge number 48 |

  • POS 2 | 0.178

    Kyle Larson

    POS2

    0.178

    Kyle Larson

    Driver badge number 5 |

  • POS 3 | 0.264

    Ross Chastain

    POS3

    0.264

    Ross Chastain

    Driver badge number 1 |

Alex Bowman holds off Larson with overtime surge for Las Vegas win

LAS VEGAS — Alex Bowman won in a dramatic overtime ending Sunday in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — gambling on a two-tire final pit stop for his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and holding off the field in a two-lap sprint to decide the NASCAR Cup Series race.

Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson made up the front row on the restart — the pair along with teammate William Byron took two tires on the final pit stop while Kyle Busch, who had led 40 of the previous 45 laps, opted to get four tires and start just behind on the second row.

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The two-tire stop, however, proved to be enough with Busch unable to even make a pass attempt as the Hendrick cars decided the trophy. The Tucson, Arizona, native Bowman, 28, crossed the line 0.178 seconds ahead of the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Larson to earn his first trophy of 2022 and seventh of his career.  It was Bowman‘s first top-20 finish after a frustrating start to the three-race old season.

“This thing was so fast all day,‘‘ said Bowman, who led 16 of the 274 laps. “Just never really had the track position to show it. But man, what a call by (crew chief) Greg Ives and the guys to take two (tires) there and obviously it paid off.

“Racing Kyle (Larson) is always fun and I‘ve got to race him for a couple wins and we always race each other super clean and super respectively. Just can‘t say enough about these guys.

“It‘s been a pretty awful start to the year so to come out here and get a win on a last restart, I feel like that‘s pretty special.‘‘

The runner-up finish for Larson, who led three times for 27 laps on the day, was good enough to propel him into the championship lead for the first time this season. He holds a six-point advantage over Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Martin Truex Jr., who finished eighth on Sunday.

Trackhouse Racing‘s Ross Chastain, who led a race-best 83 laps and scored the two-year-old team‘s first stage victory, finished third. The Las Vegas native Busch was fourth and a third Hendrick Motorsports teammate, William Byron, rounded out the top five.

Stewart-Haas Racing‘s Aric Almirola earned his third consecutive top 10 with a sixth-place finish. Tyler Reddick, Truex, Hendrick‘s Chase Elliott and polesitter Christopher Bell completed the top 10.

For most of the race‘s final laps, it looked like Busch would claim his first NASCAR Cup Series trophy at his “home track” since 2009. It has been 46 series wins since that triumph.

And Busch‘s work in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on Sunday was especially impressive considering he crashed in opening practice on Saturday and was forced to use a backup car originally sent to the track for spare parts. The car wasn‘t prepared in time for qualifying so Busch started last in the race.

His rally for a near-win was enthusiastically appreciated by the home crowd even if the ultimate Top five was still a bit disappointing for the former two-time series champion considering his time out front (49 laps) in the closing laps.

“Everybody really had a hand in making us go today, really appreciate that,‘‘ Busch said, acknowledging crew members from all four JGR cars frantically worked to get his car race ready. “It was good, fast at the end and tried to do what I could there to hold the lead with Truex. Felt like I inched away finally and we were coming to the white (flag) but it wasn‘t meant to be. Not our day. See you next week.‘‘

The race featuring the 1.5-mile debut of the Next Gen cars produced 23 lead changes among 15 different drivers with Bowman (Stage 1) and Chastain (Stage 2) winning the stages.

“We were like 30th in first practice, right off the truck, and we slowly built up to it,” Chastain said, “and if we can keep doing that and have cars like this, obviously we can compete.‘‘

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next stop is Phoenix Raceway for the Ruoff Mortgage 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) next Sunday afternoon. Truex is the defending race winner.

Note: Inspection is complete in the Cup Series garage with no issues, confirming Alex Bowman as the race winner.