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Grant Park 165 Race Results

Chicago Street Race

July 7th, 2024

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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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1

Alex Bowman

48 |

8

Running

58

8

54

5

2

Tyler Reddick

45 |

4

Running

58

0

37

0

3

Ty Gibbs

54 |

2

Running

58

17

42

0

4

Joey Hand

60 |

38

Running

58

7

43

0

5

Michael McDowell

34 |

3

Running

58

0

32

0

6

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

33

Running

58

0

34

0

7

Todd Gilliland

38 |

26

Running

58

0

33

0

8

William Byron

24 |

27

Running

58

0

29

0

9

Kyle Busch

8 |

19

Running

58

0

28

0

10

Ryan Blaney

12 |

17

Running

58

0

27

0

11

Daniel Suárez

99 |

9

Running

58

0

27

0

12

Daniel Hemric

31 |

35

Running

58

0

29

0

13

Bubba Wallace

23 |

6

Running

58

0

28

0

14

Noah Gragson

10 |

28

Running

58

0

28

0

15

Austin Cindric

2 |

21

Running

58

0

22

0

16

Justin Haley

51 |

23

Running

58

0

21

0

17

Zane Smith

71 |

30

Running

58

3

20

0

18

Brad Keselowski

6 |

10

Running

58

0

27

0

19

Austin Dillon

3 |

15

Running

58

0

18

0

20

Chris Buescher

17 |

16

Running

58

0

17

0

21

Chase Elliott

9 |

18

Running

58

0

16

0

22

Ross Chastain

1 |

14

Running

58

0

15

0

23

Joey Logano

22 |

32

Running

58

0

14

0

24

Carson Hocevar

77 |

13

Running

58

0

20

0

25

Harrison Burton

21 |

31

Running

58

0

14

0

26

Kaz Grala

15 |

40

Running

58

0

11

0

27

Corey LaJoie

7 |

20

Running

58

0

10

0

28

Josh Bilicki

66 |

39

Running

58

0

0

0

29

Erik Jones

43 |

25

Running

58

0

8

0

30

Denny Hamlin

11 |

11

Running

58

0

8

0

31

Austin Hill

33 |

34

Running

58

0

0

0

32

Chase Briscoe

14 |

22

Running

58

0

12

0

33

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

24

Running

58

0

10

0

34

Ryan Preece

41 |

29

Running

58

0

3

0

35

John H. Nemechek

42 |

12

Running

57

0

2

0

36

Josh Berry

4 |

36

Running

57

0

1

0

37

Christopher Bell

20 |

7

Accident

55

14

10

0

38

AJ Allmendinger

13 |

37

Accident

48

0

0

0

39

Kyle Larson

5 |

1

Accident

33

0

7

0

40

Shane Van Gisbergen

16 |

5

Accident

24

9

0

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Alex Bowman

    POS1

    LEADER

    Alex Bowman

    Driver badge number 48 |

  • POS 2 | 2.863

    Tyler Reddick

    POS2

    2.863

    Tyler Reddick

    Driver badge number 45 |

  • POS 3 | 2.930

    Ty Gibbs

    POS3

    2.930

    Ty Gibbs

    Driver badge number 54 |

Alex Bowman wins Chicago Street Race, snaps 80-race victory drought

CHICAGO — On a wet-and-dry day on the streets of Chicago, crew chief Blake Harris made the right call, and driver Alex Bowman promised to wet his whistle after ending an 80-race drought.

“The last time we won, we didn‘t really get to celebrate — we‘re going to drink so much damn bourbon tonight,” said Bowman, who clinched a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with his victory in Sunday‘s Grant Park 165 at the Chicago Street Course.

“It‘s going to be a bad deal. I‘m probably going to wake up naked on the bathroom floor again. That‘s just part of this deal sometimes.”

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Driving the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Bowman claimed the eighth victory of his career with a pass of sports car ace Joey Hand on Lap 51 — moments before Josh Berry plowed into the tire barrier in Turn 2 of the 2.2-mile, 12-turn course to cause the fifth and final caution.

At that point, the race was on the clock, thanks to heavy rain that had caused a lengthy stoppage after Lap 25. Facing a deadline of 8:20 p.m., with two laps to follow that point in the race, Bowman held off runner-up Tyler Reddick to win an event shortened from 75 to 58 laps because of the delay.

Harris got his first win as a crew chief by keeping Bowman out on older wet tires after the final caution. Neither Christopher Bell, who arguably had the best car in the race, nor Reddick could catch Bowman over the closing laps.

Bell‘s charge to the front was blunted by a five-car melee, and Reddick nicked the wall and lost momentum on the final lap.

“We were catching Alex by a large margin there, and, I don’t know, that puzzles me,” said Reddick, who finished second for the second straight week. “I clearly just screwed up. Trying to stay in the dry groove, and I had more than enough of dry groove… I cut the wheel a little too hard.”

Bowman crossed the finish line with a 2.863-second edge over Reddick to score his first win since March 6, 2022, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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“Man, I broke my back (in a sprint car accident), had a brain injury and we’ve kind of sucked ever since,” Bowman said. “I didn’t … you start to second-guess if you’re ever going to get a chance to win a race again.”

Enhancing Bowman‘s opportunity on Sunday was the ill fortune that befell the top two contenders.

Halfway through the restart lap for Stage 2 (Lap 25), the complexion of the race changed dramatically. Chase Briscoe, out of control in his No. 14 Ford, slid toward the tire barrier in Turn 6 and clipped the rear of the Chevrolet of defending winner Shane van Gisbergen.

The impact propelled van Gisbergen‘s Camaro nose-first into the outside wall at the exit from the corner, and the car came to rest, unable to continue. Van Gisbergen‘s exit suddenly raised the stakes for the drivers who trailed him to the finish line in Stage 1.

After leaving the infield care center, van Gisbergen watched a replay of the incident.

“Just sort of turned in, looked pretty good and then just got smashed by someone (Briscoe),” the New Zealander said. “Just gutting. The car was really good. We were in the lead for a lot of that race and, you know, felt good taking off in the rain. That sucks—an unfortunate mistake by him, but I‘m sure he didn‘t mean it.

“But, yeah, when he just clipped me, there was nothing I could do. Of course, I‘m disappointed. We had a pretty amazing Camaro there… I felt like I was driving well within myself. It‘s a shame to be out so early and a shame we couldn‘t have a proper crack at it at the end.”

By the time Briscoe delivered the coup de grace to the No. 16 Chevy, Gibbs had wrested the lead from Zane Smith, who stayed out on older wet tires, and Bell, who was first off pit road during the stage break.

The field didn‘t complete Lap 25 before NASCAR called the second caution of the race for heavy rain. After a red-flag period of 1 hour, 43 minutes and one second, the race resumed and went green on Lap 31, with Bell retaking the lead from Gibbs before completion of that circuit.

On Lap 34, pole winner Kyle Larson, in pursuit of Gibbs, hydroplaned into the Turn 6 tire barrier, damaging his No. 5 Chevrolet beyond repair.

In a race where late strategic calls scrambled the field, Gibbs led a race-high 17 laps and came home third, followed by Hand and Michael McDowell. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Todd Gilliland, William Byron, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney completed the top 10.

Bell led 14 circuits, but he, Gibbs and Reddick pitted for slick tires on Lap 43 and couldn‘t get back to the front.

For the second straight year, rain-shortened the NASCAR Cup race at the Chicago Street Race, but the wet weather did little to diminish the festival atmosphere that captivated the Windy City throughout the weekend.

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“I‘ve raced about every street course in the country and a lot around the world, and you won‘t find a backdrop like this,” said Hand, who led seven laps on wet tires before Bowman led the final eight.

The Cup Series heads to Pennsylvania next Sunday for a trip to Pocono Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, USA, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, NBC Sports App).

NOTE: Post-race inspection was completed without issue in the Cup Series garage, confirming Alex Bowman as the winner.