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Joey Hand’s NASCAR Ford Outdueled By Chevy At Chicago: Video

The Cup Series’ annual race on the Chicago Street Course attracts drivers from international motorsports, and this year, Ford factory sports car racer Joey Hand stepped behind the wheel of the Stage60 Ford Mustang Dark Horse to take a crack at stock car racing. Through rain and shine, Hand’s No. 60 NASCAR Ford surged to the front of the field and appeared to be a competitor for the victory, but he was passed by a Chevy competitor in the closing laps.

Hand led seven laps during the rain- and darkness-shortened race. On Lap 51 of 58, Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 48 Chevy Camaro ZL1, galloped past Hand’s No. 60 Mustang. The field was neutralized by a caution shortly after he completed the pass when Josh Berry’s No. 4 Mustang piled into the Turn 2 tire barrier, triggering the fifth and final caution.

When the race restarted, Hand tried to rally his No. 60 Mustang back to the front, but had to settle for fourth place as he was passed by a pair of Toyotas. Bowman, meanwhile, went on to win.

“I’ve raced about every street course in the country and a lot around the world, and you won’t find a backdrop like this,” said Hand after the race.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad day for The Blue Oval. Michael McDowell’s No. 34 Mustang finished fifth. Todd Gilliland’s No. 38 Mustang finished seventh, while Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang quietly finished 10th.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Chicago Street Course, July 7, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 8 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 58 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 4 45 Tyler Reddick Jordan Brand Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
3 2 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 58 17 Toyota TRD Camry
4 38 60 * Joey Hand BuildSubmarines.com Ford 58 7 Ford Mustang
5 3 34 Michael McDowell Chicago White Sox Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
6 33 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Mariano's/Colgate Optic White Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 26 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
8 27 24 William Byron Relay Payments Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 19 8 Kyle Busch zone Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 17 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Dutch Boy Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
11 9 99 Daniel Suarez Jockey x Folds of Honor Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 35 31 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 6 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald's Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
14 28 10 Noah Gragson Bass Pro Shops Winchester Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
15 21 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
16 23 51 Justin Haley Pinnacle Home Improvement Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
17 30 71 Zane Smith # Focused Health Chevrolet 58 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 10 6 Brad Keselowski Elk Grove Village Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
19 15 3 Austin Dillon Get Bioethanol Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 16 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
21 18 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 14 1 Ross Chastain Busch Light Peach Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 32 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
24 13 77 Carson Hocevar # Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 31 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
26 40 15 Kaz Grala # Remixers.com/Meat n' Bone Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
27 20 7 Corey LaJoie Celsius Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 39 66 * Josh Bilicki(i) Purekick Hydration Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
29 25 43 Erik Jones AdventHealth Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
30 11 11 Denny Hamlin Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
31 34 33 * Austin Hill(i) United Rentals Chevrolet 58 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 22 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Compact Tractors Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
33 24 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 58 0 Toyota TRD Camry
34 29 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 58 0 Ford Mustang
35 12 42 John Hunter Nemechek Dollar Tree Toyota 57 0 Toyota TRD Camry
36 36 4 Josh Berry # Overstock.com Ford 57 0 Ford Mustang
37 7 20 Christopher Bell CRAFTSMAN Racing For A Miracle Toyota 55 14 Toyota TRD Camry
38 37 13 * AJ Allmendinger(i) Benesch Chevrolet 48 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
39 1 5 Kyle Larson Valvoline Chevrolet 33 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
40 5 16 Shane Van Gisbergen(i) Wendy's Saucy Nuggs Chevrolet 24 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Dave Mathers

    The headline is a little harsh. Hand started basically from the parking lot (38th) and passed all of the Cup regulars except 3. He did a great job.

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