Months after, Jimmie Johnson — who hadn’t won a race in more than a took the checkered flag in the Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition event in his race working together with new crew chief Kevin Meendering.

You know, it’s only unbelievable to have the 4 cars qualify like this, and to have Jimmie win against the Clash … it seems good,” team owner Rick Hendrick said.

“It seems good to visit Kevin and Jimmie be successful now, and it seems good to visit William and (crew chief) Chad (Knaus).  It’s been a fantastic day for your own organization. ”

While HMS have been on top of its performance match in recent seasons, the organization has preserved a few of its finest minutes.

Byron’the 21-year-old is the different driver for your own organization to win an 500 pole and therefore pole is the fifth sequential from the race for HMS.

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The debut of the Camaro body style in the Cup series season given several performance difficulties for some other Chevy teams and HMS.

Elliott advanced into the playoffs finishing sixth in the series standings and picked up the first three races of the Cup career while Byron, Bowman and Johnson all went winless in 2018.

The two new combinations may not have enjoyed a much better debut, together with Byron winning the pole for the summer season ’Johnson and s biggest race.

“I get to experience the garage the same style, don’t have to be worried about the newness of the Cup Series, so that I ’m looking forward to this, and that I understand we now ’t got a hungry bunch of guys to pursue it with. ”

“There’s only different things that any every team and driver cope with, so to work through this now and to win now only sort of, I think, helps with some of the outside pressure about where the team is currently. ”