Bowman Wins, Hendrick Motorsports Dominant in Dover

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Alex Bowman won the Drydene 400 from Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon to pick up his second win of the season.

Hendrick Motorsports was dominant on Sunday, and swept the top four spots.  Kyle Larson led 263 laps, but was beaten off pit road by Bowman following their final pit stops.

Bowman was able to stay ahead of his teammate on his way to victory lane, and said his pit crew helped get him to victory lane.

“So proud of this pit crew,” Bowman said.  “The whole pit crew is doing a good job.  Glad to get Hendrick Motorsports another win.”

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Bowman said his team had to fight through some struggles since their last win at Richmond earlier in the season.

“We won at Richmond, then had a really rough couple weeks,” Bowman said.  “Went to some really good racetracks for us and struggled.  Told the guys last week that we’re still the same team that won it at Richmond.”

After losing the lead, Larson was never able to get close enough to challenge Bowman for the win.

Larson said the Hendrick cars were so evenly matched that they couldn’t pass one another.

“It was like whoever got out to the lead was going to be hard to beat,” Larson said.  “Their team just did a really good job on the pit stop and gained control of the race.  I never really had a shot after that.”

“Hard to be disappointed with that second, I feel like I did everything I could.  What a day for Hendrick Motorsports.”

Unofficial results:

  1. Alex Bowman
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Chase Elliott
  4. William Byron
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Tyler Reddick
  9. Daniel Suarez
  10. Cole Custer
  11. Bubba Wallace
  12. Ryan Blaney
  13. Kurt Busch
  14. Austin Dillon
  15. Ross Chastain
  16. Brad Keselowski
  17. Chris Buescher
  18. Ryan Preece
  19. Martin Truex Jr.
  20. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  21. Christopher Bell
  22. Erik Jones
  23. Ryan Newman
  24. Matt DiBenedetto
  25. Michael McDowell
  26. Corey LaJoie
  27. Kyle Busch
  28. Anthony Alfredo
  29. Quin Houff
  30. Josh Berry
  31. Cody Ware
  32. Garrett Smithley
  33. James Davison
  34. Josh Bilicki
  35. Chase Briscoe
  36. BJ McLeod
  37. Aric Almirola