Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman got one over his fellow teammate Kyle Larson in a close two-lap shootout with a strong run heading into the final turn, winning the Pennzoil 400 Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Alex Bowman got his shot for the victory when there was a caution with three laps to go changed the outcome of the race from a two of Joe Gibbs Racing cars to two the Hendrick Motorsports teammates.
Joe Gibbs driver Kyle Busch and teammate Martin Truex Jr. were in a lap-by-lap head to head for the win until the 12th caution ended their hopes.
Busch finished fourth in his backup Toyota after wrecking in Saturday afternoon practice when the tire went flat on him.
“I got called clear, and he wrecked us.” Christian Eckes after his ex-boss Kyle Busch wrecks him at Las Vegas
The 36-y-o two time NASCAR Cup Series champion went on to harshly criticize the HMS driver Alex Bowman right after his victory over his in car radio at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“The same f***ing guy who backs into every f***ing win that he ever f***ing gets, backs into another f***ing win. Bull s**t!”
"The same f***ing guy who backs into every f***ing win that he ever f***ing gets, backs into another f***ing win. Bull shit!"
— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) March 7, 2022
Former NASCAR driver believes Kyle Larson success with HMS has gotten into teammate Chase Elliott head
RETWEET TO CONGRATULATE ALEX BOWMAN ON HIS NASCAR CUP SERIES WIN IN LAS VEGAS! pic.twitter.com/i5yaYKE4RV
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“It’s true testament to everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing. Really appreciate the No. 18 guys, my guys. But also the Nos. 11, 19, and 20 – all of them, for coming over, pitching in. Everybody had a hand in being able to make us go today,” Busch said.
“I really appreciate that. Great (car) today. Was good (and) fast there at the end.”
“I don’t know what it was. But anyways, wasn’t meant to be, not our day, see you next week.”