After a week of coming up short, fans were wondering if the Hendrick curse would be lifted.  Well they got their answer last night during the second race at Charlotte. 

Chase Elliott has won the Alsco Uniforms 500 for Hendrick Motorsports. The 9 Kelly Blue Books Chevrolet Camaro led 28 laps and took the lead away from Kevin Harvick with just a few laps to go.  This is Elliott’s seventh career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his first of 2020 and his first the Motor Speedway not counting the Roval.  

The rest of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished outside the top ten.  Jimmie Johnson finished 11th in the Ally Chevy, bouncing back from his disqualification after the Coke 600.  William Byron finished 12th leading 11 laps in the 24 Axalta Chevy.  Alex Bowman did win stage two and led 51 laps.  It looked like he could compete for the win again. However, the 88 Camaro hit the wall, ruining his day.  Bowman finished 31st. 

Joe Gibbs Racing was up and down throughout the night.  Denny Hamlin continues to be the strongest out of the group.  The 11 FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota Camry did not lead a lap but finished second, without his crew chief Chris Gabehart.  Martin Truex Jr was silent all night long and finished ninth in the 19 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats/ATVs Camry.  Erik Jones was nowhere to be seen all night as the 20 Craftsman Camry finished 26th.  Kyle Busch was trying to make his way to the front.  However, the 18 Fudge Brownie M&M’s Toyota made contact with Aric Almirola, causing a tire to go down.  Busch would finish 29th. 

Ryan Blaney led the way for Team Penske in the 12 BodyArmor Ford Mustang.  He led two laps but could not catch Chase Elliott or Denny Hamlin, settling for third.  Joey Logano won stage one and led 42 laps.  He would finish sixth in the 22 Shell/Pennzoil Mustang.  Coca-Cola 600 winner Brad Keselowski finished seventh in the the 2 Discount Tire Ford.

One of the best cars all night long was the 4 Busch Light #FaceAtTheRace Ford for Stewart Haas-Racing’s Kevin Harvick.  Harvick led a race high 63 of 208 laps looking like he was about to win.  However, the tired were wearing out and the handling became worse.  Harvick would finish 10th.  That was the highest finishing SHR car as the others just were not fast.  Clint Bowyer finished 16th in the 14 Peak Coolant & Antifreeze Ford, rookie Cole Custer finished 18th in the 41 Ford, and Aric Almirola finished 20th in the 10 Smithfield Mustang. 

Matt DiBenedetto led 10 laps in the opening of the race before all of the lightning hit.  Afterwards, the 21 Richmond Water Heaters/Menards Ford for Wood Brothers Racing faded and finished 15th.  

Michael McDowell led a lap in the 34 Mustang for Front Row Motorsports.  He would finish 25th spinning out across the start/finish line in the grass.  Rookie John Hunter Nemechek continues to impress in low equipment as the 38 Scag Power Equipment Ford finished 13th. 

Ricky Stenhouse Jr has had a tough 2020 so far looking for a new beginning.  Tonight was a step in the right direction as the 47 Kroger Camaro finished fourth.  His teammate Ryan Preece finished Cottonelle Chevy for JTG-Daugherty Racing.  

The next race is the Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in which Series Champion Kyle Busch looks to defend his Bristol win. 


  1. Chase Elliott 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Motorsports
  2. Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx #SupportSmall Toyota Camry Joe Gibbs Racing
  3. Ryan Blaney 12 BodyArmor Ford Mustang Team Penske
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 Kroger Chevrolet Camaro JTG-Daugherty Racing
  5. Kurt Busch 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro Chip Ganassi Racing
  6. Joey Logano 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang Team Penske
  7. Brad Keselowski 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang Team Penske
  8. Austin Dillon 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet Camaro Richard Childress Racing
  9. Martin Truex Jr. 19 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats/ATVs Toyota Camry Joe Gibbs Racing
  10. Kevin Harvick 4 Busch Light #FaceAtTheRace Ford Mustang Stewart-Haas Racing
  11. Jimmie Johnson 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Motorsports
  12. William Byron 24 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Motorsports
  13. John Hunter Nemechek (R) 38 Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang Front Row Motorsports
  14. Tyler Reddick (R) 8 Okuma Chevrolet Camaro Richard Childress Racing
  15. Matt DiBenedetto 21 Richmond Water Heaters/Menards Ford Mustang Wood Brothers Racing
  16. Clint Bowyer 14 Peak Coolant & Antifreeze Ford Mustang Stewart-Haas Racing
  17. Ryan Newman 6 Roush Performance Ford Mustang Roush-Fenway Racing
  18. Cole Custer (R) 41 Ford Mustang Stewart-Haas Racing
  19. Corey LaJoie 32 Superior Logistics Services Incorporated Ford Mustang Go Fas Racing
  20. Aric Almirola 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang Stewart-Haas Racing
  21. Christopher Bell (R) 95 Procore Construction Software Toyota Camry Leavine Family Racing
  22. Chris Buescher 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang Roush-Fenway Racing
  23. Matt Kenseth 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro Chip Ganassi Racing
  24. Ryan Preece 37 Cottonelle Chevrolet Camaro JTG-Daugherty Racing
  25. Michael McDowell 34 Ford Mustang Front Row Motorsports
  26. Erik Jones 20 Craftsman Toyota Camry Joe Gibbs Racing
  27. Ty Dillon 13 GEICO Chevrolet Camaro Germain Racing
  28. Daniel Suárez 96 Toyota Dealers Toyota Camry Gaunt Brothers Racing
  29. Kyle Busch 18 Fudge Brownie M&M’s Toyota Camry Joe Gibbs Racing
  30. Gray Gaulding 27 Panini Trading Cards Ford Mustang Rick Ware Racing
  31. Alex Bowman 88 NOCO/ Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Motorsports
  32. Quin Houff 00 Good Greek Moving Storage Chevrolet Camaro StarCom Racing
  33. Timmy Hill 66 Toyota Camry MBM Motorsports
  34. J.J. Yeley 77 Aquesta Bank Chevrolet Camaro Spire Motorsports
  35. B.J. McLeod 78 Circle Track Warehouse Auction Ford Mustang B.J. McLeod Motorsports
  36. Josh Bilicki (R) 7 Chevrolet Camaro Tommy Baldwin Racing
  37. Bubba Wallace 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro Richard Petty Motorsports
  38. Brennan Poole (R) 15 Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech Chevrolet Camaro Premium Motorsports
  39. Joey Gase 51 Agri Supply Company/Carolina Cooker Ford Mustang Rick Ware Racing
  40. Garrett Smithley 53 Dream Giveaway Chevrolet Camaro Rick Ware Racing