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Bowman wins race dominated by Harvick
Pit issue costs Elliott
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Chase Elliott is set to get back on the race track after missing six races due to an injury. He will be racing this weekend at Martinsville. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The checkered flag waved over No. 88 at Chicagoland Speedway as Alex Bowman captured his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Series Cup (MENSC) win on June 30 in the Campground 400 after a rain delay of 3 hours and 18 minutes. NASCAR deployed a wide array of drying equipment to bring the 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval up to standard, but the storm had an obvious effect in a race that saw heavy tire wear early, and heavy contact late that led to an exciting 267 laps in Joliet, Illinois. Kevin Harvick dominated the race early as he took the lead on lap 20 and held for 52 laps before a flat tire forced him into pit row with eight laps to go in stage one. Three more cars quickly followed as Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer all lost tread with Bowyer’s flat leading to the second caution of the race after spinning into the grass.