Bowman pulls off swift late move to win Cup race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Alex Bowman passed Denny Hamlin on a reboot with 10 laps to go and repelled at Richmond Raceway for his 3rd profession triumph in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Bowman produced a spectacular conclusion to a race that Hamlin had actually controlled along with Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano. With all eyes on Hamlin and Logano on the reboot, Bowman ducked inside Hamlin, quickly acquired the area held it to the surface, ending up being the 8th winner in 9 Cup races this season.
Bowman’s triumph in No. 48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports began the exact same day the previous motorist of the automobile, seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson, made his launching in the IndyCar Series in Alabama. It was the very first triumph for the No. 48 given that June 4, 2017.
Hamlin, who raced with the hashtag #fedexstrong on the back of his automobile and on his pit wall to honor the 8 individuals who were fatally contended a FedEx center in Indianapolis on Thursday, had a dominant automobile for the 2nd week in a row however could not bring it through to the surface. He did notch his 8th top-five surface in 9 starts this season.
“We just didn’t take off very good there,” Hamlin stated of the last reboot.
Recently, he led 276 laps at Martinsville Speedway, however lost the result in Truex, his Joe Gibbs Racing colleague, with 15 laps to go.
Hamlin did hold on Sunday to complete 2nd, followed by Logano, Christopher Bell and Truex.
Brad Keselowski bet throughout Phase 2 by remaining on the track when the leaders pitted on lap 184. It offered him a big lead, however with 50 laps left in the phase, he had no opportunity to hold back the leaders and end up going a lap down right before the phase ended. He remained in position to get the complimentary pass back onto the lead lap, however even that disappeared when Tyler Reddick, Kurt Busch and Daniel Suarez all managed him prior to the phase ended. Keselowski, the winner here last fall, remained in 16th location when the last went green.
After 3 straight races on brief tracks, the series heads to the biggest track in the series, 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.