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Alex Bowman parks No. 48 car in familiar spot in victory lane at Dover

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Alex Bowman parks No. 48 automobile in acquainted area in success lane at Dover

DOVER, Del. — Minutes after he smoked the area at Dover, Alex Bowman funnelled imaginary goofball NASCAR motorist Ricky Bobby as fires simmered under the left back of his Chevy.

“Help me Tom Cruise, I’m on fire,” he claimed, pricing quote a preferred line from “Talladega Nights.”

At Hendrick Motorsports, if you ain’t initially, you’re, well, at Dover it was 2nd, 3rd as well as 4th.

Bowman parked the No. 48 Chevrolet in its acquainted area in success lane at Dover International Speedway, leading a 1-2-3-4 coating for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday.

Bowman — that explained himself as a “race car driver slash weirdo” — led Hendrick to just the fourth top-four sweep by a solitary group in NASCAR Mug Collection background. Kyle Larson led a race-high 263 laps as well as completed second, Chase Elliott was 3rd as well as William Byron 4th.

The turning points maintained coming with the Beast Mile. Hendrick Motorsports won its 267th job NASCAR race, one reluctant of the group document held by Petty Enterprises.

“I want to be the guy that get those wins for Mr. H,” Bowman claimed.

Not so quickly, claimed Larson.

“I hope I’m the driver to do it,” Larson claimed.

Bowman — that included he’s “had my share of doubters” throughout his job — won his 2nd race of the period as well as passed 1,000 laps led in his job. Yet the success event at the Beast Mile needed to appear acquainted for Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champ currently in IndyCar, won a track-record 11 times at Dover in the 48.

Ends Up, Johnson’s follower is equally as experienced at taking care of the roughness of the concrete mile track.

“I try to run the Jimmie Johnson line,” Bowman claimed.

Bowman has actually complied with 2 of NASCAR’s greatest super stars, initially taking the wheel of the No. 88 after Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired as well as made the relocate to the 48 this period.

He’s attempted to leave their huge darkness by doing points his very own means — though after very early battles in his job at Dover, he texted Johnson for suggestions that he complied with to now.

“You can’t be Jimmie Johnson light,” Hendrick claimed. “You’ve got to be Alex Bowman.”

Bowman as well as staff principal Greg Ives placed their spin right into the strategy as well as remarkable pit roadway implementation assist the 48 win this period for the very first time considering that April at Richmond. Bowman signed up with Martin Truex Jr. as the only motorist this period with numerous triumphes.

Joey Logano of Joe Gibbs Competing was the very best of the remainder in 5th.

A year after followers were not permitted to go to as well as Dover held 2 Mug races on the exact same weekend break, a sellout group of 20,000 followers was introduced at the Beast Mile as well as they prepared to breast loose. Going primarily maskless — though Miles the Beast used his — followers created a deep line at the Chase Elliott keepsake hauler inside the follower area. Dover additionally partnered with the Delaware Department of Public Wellness as well as concerning 100 followers got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccination on Sunday as well as an additional 50 approximately did the exact same a day previously throughout the Xfinity race. While 20,000 followers were definitely towered over by the six-figure groups that obstructed Dover in the very early aughts, this group was extra joyful contrasted to current years. At the very least one follower in the grandstands impersonated Kyle Busch, others embraced as well as downed beers, as well as some fit asking unfamiliar people to break pictures as they presented for images before the 46-foot, car-crushing Beast sculpture.

They saw Larson lead a ceremony for almost a handful of laps right into the 3rd phase. Larson, that on Saturday made a digital see with pupils at the Urban Young People Competing College in Philly, won the very first 2 phases of the race as well as appeared positioned to transform this race right into a thrashing.

Bowman ruined the run when he defeated the No. 5 off pit roadway many thanks to a 12-second quit as well as led the last 98 laps — another reason that Hendrick gets on the edge of authorizing the 28-year-old motorist to a multi-year agreement expansion.

“I want to be there. They want me to drive their race cars,” Bowman claimed.


HMS. Hendrick signed up with Peter DePaolo Competing (1956 at Titusville as well as 1957 at North Wilkesboro) as well as Roush Fenway Competing (2005 Homestead-Miami Speedway) as the only race groups to declare the leading 4 areas in a Mug race. HMS led 382 of the 400 laps at Dover.


Aric Almirola’s woeful period proceeded at Dover when his No. 10 Ford banged right into the wall surface with much less than 100 laps left in the race. Almirola collapsed out for the 2nd straight week as well as the Stewart-Haas Competing motorist has just one top-10 coating in 2021.

“My body’s hurting,” Almirola claimed. “It doesn’t want to take any more hard hits like that.”


Dover covered its only NASCAR weekend break of the period. The track generally held 2 NASCAR weekend breaks yet relocated one race day to Nashville Superspeedway. Nashville will certainly have a Mug race on June 20. The 1.33-mile concrete track was integrated in 2001 by Dover Motorsports as well as organized NASCAR as well as IndyCar occasions till 2011. Nashville Superspeedway held Xfinity as well as Vehicle occasions, along with IndyCar races from 2001 till 2011. Dover organized one race weekend break in 1969 as well as 1970 and afterwards held 2 races every period from 1971 to 2020.


NASCAR heads to Texas as well as the Circuit of the Americas for a roadway training course race. COTA signed up with Indianapolis as well as Roadway America in country Wisconsin as brand-new roadway training course occasions on a 2021 timetable that currently consisted of Sonoma Raceway, Watkins Glen as well as the Charlotte Roval.

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