Alex Bowman stopped the No. 48 Chevrolet in its natural spot in triumph path at Dover International Speedway, driving a prevailing trip for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday.
Bowman drove Hendrick Motorsports to an electrifying 1-2-3-4 completion in the NASCAR Cup Series races. Kyle Larson was second, Chase Elliott third and William Byron fourth.
How hot was Bowman?
His Chevy burst into flames after the race.
“Help me Tom Cruise, I’m ablaze,” he said, directing Ricky Bobby.
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Bowman dominated his second race of the period and passed 1,000 laps drove in his vocation. Yet, the party at the Monster Mile needed to appear to be recognizable for Hendrick Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champion now in IndyCar, won a history multiple times at Dover in the 48.
Ends up, Johnson’s replacement is similarly as skilled at dealing with the afflictions of the solid mile track.
“Best race track on the timetable,” Bowman said.
Bowman has followed two of NASCAR’s greatest geniuses, first taking the wheel of the No. 88 after Dale Earnhardt Jr. resigned and taken the action to the 48 this season.
He’s attempted to get away from their huge shadows – yet will happily take the checkered banner.
Bowman appeared suddenly with 10 laps to go to win in April at Richmond and took his first success of the period. Bowman joined Martin Truex Jr. as the lone driver this season with different triumphs.
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A year after fans were not permitted to join in and Dover held two Cup races on that very end of the week, a sellout horde of 20,000 fans was declared at the Monster Mile and they were prepared to bust free. Going for the most part maskless — however Miles the Monster wore his — fans framed a profound line at the Chase Elliott keepsake hauler inside the fan zone. Dover additionally joined forces with the Delaware Division of Public Health and around 100 fans got the one-shot Johnson and Johnson Covid immunization on Sunday and another 50 or so did likewise a day sooner during the Xfinity race. While 20,000 fans were positively overshadowed by the six-figure packs that stuck Dover in the early aughts, this group was more merry contrasted with ongoing years. In any event one fan in the grandstands dressed as Kyle Busch, others embraced and chugged lagers, and some were happy with requesting that outsiders snap photographs as they modeled for pictures before the 46-foot, vehicle pulverizing Monster sculpture.
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They watched Larson lead a motorcade for everything except a modest bunch of laps into the third stage. Larson, who on Saturday made a virtual encounter with understudies at the Urban Youth Racing School in Philadelphia, won the initial two phases of the race and appeared to be ready to transform this race into a defeat.
Bowman ruined the run when he beat the No. 5 off pit street and drove the last 98 laps. Larson drove a race-high 263 laps.
“Their group just worked really hard on gaining power on the refueling break,” Larson said. “I feel like I did all that I could.”
Hendrick Motorsports is the principal group to complete 1-2-3-4 since Jack Roush in 2005. HMS drove 382 of the 400 laps. Hendrick Motorsports has 267 triumphs, one short of the NASCAR record held by Petty Enterprises. Insignificant Enterprises last contended in 2008,
Aric Almirola’s sad season proceeded at Dover when his No. 10 Ford pummeled into the divider with under 100 laps left in the race. Almirola slammed out for the second consecutive week and the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has just one top-10 completion in 2021.
“My body’s stinging,” Almirola said. “It would not like to endure any more hard shots like that.”
DOVER AND OUT
Dover wrapped its solitary NASCAR few days of the period. The track generally held two NASCAR ends of the week however moved one race date to Nashville Superspeedway. Nashville will have a Cup race on June 20. The 1.33-mile solid track was worked in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and facilitated NASCAR and IndyCar occasions until 2011. Nashville Superspeedway held Xfinity and Truck occasions, just as IndyCar races from 2001 until 2011. Dover facilitated one race end of the week in 1969 and 1970 and afterward held two races each season from 1971 to 2020.