Alex Bowman’s Late Surge Earns him a Victory at Dover

Alex Bowman's late surge earns him a victory at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 on Sunday afternoon.

Alex Bowman’s late surge earns him a victory at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 on Sunday afternoon.

The NASCAR Cup Series moves into Delaware for a Sunday afternoon race at Dover International Speedway. The Monster Mile is a different test for teams and drivers as the concrete surface and steep banking can be treacherous during long runs. With little forgiveness on tire wear, patient drivers often see the most success at Dover.  

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Alex Bowman Leads HMS Sweep of Top-Four at Dover

Alex Bowman leads HMS sweep of top four positions at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 on Sunday afternoon.

Alex Bowman leads HMS sweep of top-four positions at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 on Sunday afternoon.

Say this about Alex Bowman, the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet has got his timing right. The Hendrick Motorsports driver took the lead off pit road following his final pit stop with 97 of 400 race laps remaining, held off the field on two more race restarts, and earned his second victory of the year in Sunday’s Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

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Alex Bowman Denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond Win

Alex Bowman denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Alex Bowman denies Denny Hamlin a Richmond win in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Richmond Raceway brings a wrap to the NASCAR Cup Series short track stretch. Richmond is always a tough track even for the best teams in the Cup Series. The 0.75-mile track causes a lot of inconsistencies for teams and drivers. One difference is that the spring race is typically in the afternoon, whereas the fall race is at night. The different times of the season and the time of the day forces drivers to adapt to a change in track temperature, which brings a change in grip level. Every race is a different story at Richmond Raceway. 

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Alex Bowman Steals a Richmond Win from a Dominant Hamlin

Alex Bowman steals a Richmond win from a dominan Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

Alex Bowman steals a Richmond win from a dominant Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

An emotional Alex Bowman, could only shake his head and give kudos to the crew of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet following a dramatic victory over Denny Hamlin on Sunday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

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On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman

'On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman' is the third part in a series of articles that examine drivers who may be in a different spot next season. 

On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman’ is the third part in a series of articles that examine drivers who may be in a different spot next season.  Their situation may be due to contract prospects, developments in the sport, or evolving interests.

The 2021 season marks the fourth full-time year that Alex Bowman is driving for Hendrick Motorsports. His NASCAR Cup career began in 2014 as a driver for BK Racing. He then went to Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2015 season.  Bowman’s big break came in 2016 when Hendrick Motorsports needed a driver to share the seat of the No. 88 with Jeff Gordon.

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