Alex Bowman won the 36th Annual Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Credit: 352301(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Alex Bowman, driver of the #42 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Starting from 4th place Car 42 Alex Bowman HendrickCars.com Chevrolet won the 36th Annual Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, his first win in 51 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. This is his first win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 4 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 12 Sam Hornish Jr. PPG Ford,
started from 31st place posted his 3rd Top 10 finish in 8 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 2nd Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 22 Ryan Blaney Discount Tire Ford, started from 2nd place posted his 4th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Credit: 352305(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Alex Bowman, driver of the #42 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

4th Place Car 2 Austin Dillon Rheem Chevrolet, started from 12th place followed by 5th place Car 48 Brennan Poole (P) DC Solar Chevrolet, started from 9th place. 6th Place Car 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford, started from 13th place followed by 7th place Car 21 Daniel Hemric # (P) Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet, started from 8th place. 8th Place Car 18 Daniel Suarez(i) Juniper Toyota, started from pole followed by 9th place Car 19 Matt Tifft MotoRad Toyota, started from 14th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 1 Elliott Sadler (P) OneMain Financial Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 7th place. William Byron (P) leads the point standings by 3 points overDaniel Hemric # (P).

Credit: 352302(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 Juniper Toyota, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The race had 8 Cautions for 43 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 30 for Car 78 Angela Ruch Give A Child A Voice Chevrolet Spin in Turn 2. 2nd Caution on lap 44 for Car 78 Angela Ruch Give A Child A Voice Chevrolet crash in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 63 for Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet crash in Turn 1. 4th Caution on lap 92 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 5th Caution on lap 104
for Car 19 Matt Tifft MotoRad Toyota Tire on Pit Road. 6th Caution on lap 122 for Car 20 Erik Jones Main Street Bistro Toyota crash in Turn 2. 7th Caution on lap 142 for Debris on Frontstretch. 8th Caution on lap 161 for Fluid from Car 52 Joey Gase Agri Supply Company Chevrolet.

Credit: 352293(Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) Air Titans dry the track during a rain delay during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The race had 10 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: Lap Leaders: D. Suarez(i) 1-40; E. Jones(i) 41-47; T. Dillon(i) 48-51; D. Suarez(i) 52-93; H. Rhodes 94; D. Suarez(i) 95-123; R. Blaney(i) 124-161; W. Byron # (P) 162-165; E. Sadler (P) 166; W. Byron # (P) 167-168; A. Bowman(i) 169-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): D. Suarez(i) 3 times for 111 laps; R. Blaney(i) 1 time for
38 laps; A. Bowman(i) 1 time for 32 laps; E. Jones(i) 1 time for 7 laps; W. Byron # (P) 2 times for 6 laps; T. Dillon(i) 1 time for 4 laps; H. Rhodes 1 time for 1 lap; E. Sadler (P) 1 time for 1 lap.

Credit: 352299(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Alex Bowman, driver of the #42 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, leads during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 20,18,22,7,21,9,42,2,00,12
Stage #2 Top Ten: 18,20,12,22,42,21,9,00,1,2

Credit: 352300(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Alex Bowman, driver of the #42 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 7, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Number 29
Unofficial Race Results for the 36Th Annual Drive For The Cure 300 Presented By Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina – Saturday, October 7, 2017 Charlotte Motor Speedway – Concord, NC – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 300 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 4. Car 42 Alex Bowman(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 200 Running
2. 31. Car 12 Sam Hornish Jr. PPG Ford 200 Running
3. 2. Car 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Discount Tire Ford 200 Running
4. 12. Car 2 Austin Dillon(i) Rheem Chevrolet 200 Running
5. 9. Car 48 Brennan Poole (P) DC Solar Chevrolet 200 Running
6. 13. Car 00 Cole Custer # (P) Haas Automation Ford 200 Running
7. 8. Car 21 Daniel Hemric # (P) Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 1. Car 18 Daniel Suarez(i) Juniper Toyota 200 Running
9. 14. Car 19 Matt Tifft # (P) MotoRad Toyota 200 Running
10. 7. Car 1 Elliott Sadler (P) OneMain Financial Chevrolet 200 Running
11. 16. Car 62 Brendan Gaughan (P) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 200 Running
12. 11. Car 16 Ryan Reed (P) Lilly Diabetes Ford 200 Running
13. 22. Car 33 Brandon Jones Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet 200 Running
14. 20. Car 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet 200 Running
15. 10. Car 3 Ty Dillon(i) Advil Chevrolet 200 Running
16. 6. Car 9 William Byron # (P) Liberty University Chevrolet 200 Running
17. 18. Car 24 Corey LaJoie(i) youtheory Toyota 200 Running
18. 21. Car 39 Ryan Sieg Night Owl Contractors Chevrolet 200 Running
19. 19. Car 14 JJ Yeley Pray for Las Vegas/TriStar Motorsports Toyota 200 Running
20. 23. Car 51 Jeremy Clements (P) AllSouthElectric.com/RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 199 Running
21. 25. Car 07 Ray Black II Collins Construction Roofing Chevrolet 199 Running
22. 30. Car 01 Harrison Rhodes teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 199 Running
23. 27. Car 0 Garrett Smithley teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 199 Running
24. 33. Car 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet 199 Running
25. 15. Car 11 Blake Koch (P) LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 199 Running
26. 29. Car 99 David Starr Moore Freight Service Inc. Chevrolet 198 Running
27. 17. Car 5 Michael Annett (P) TMC Chevrolet 197 Running
28. 28. Car 8 BJ McLeod KeenParts.com/CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet 196 Running
29. 34. Car 40 Chad Finchum Buddy Gregg RV & Motorhomes Toyota 193 Running
30. 3. Car 20 Erik Jones(i) Main Street Bistro Toyota 192 Running
31. 26. Car 52 Joey Gase Agri Supply Company Chevrolet 161 Oil Leak
32. 36. Car 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Racing Dodge 160 Suspension
33. 5. Car 7 Justin Allgaier (P) Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet 112 Overheating
34. 24. Car 23 Spencer Gallagher # Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 62 Accident
35. 37. Car 13 Timmy Hill OCR Gaz Bar Dodge 52 Steering
36. 35. Car 78 Angela Ruch Give A Child A Voice Chevrolet 36 Accident
37. 40. Car 15 Reed Sorenson(i) teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 15 Electrical
38. 39. Car 89 Morgan Shepherd Visone RV Chevrolet 13 Handling
39. 38. Car 93 Gray Gaulding(i) Conduit Global Chevrolet 3 Electrical
40. 32. Car 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 2 Steering

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: (1) 92. Caution Flags: 8 for 43 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 8 drivers.
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #42. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Cole Custer, #00. Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Spencer Gallagher, #23 (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Oct. 21, 2017 – Kansas Speedway
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