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.
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.
The Pre-Dover Power Ranking comes after their race at Darlington and before the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
After the first 11 races of the season brought ten different winners, with plenty of unpredictable finishes, more of the same was expected at Darlington. Martin Truex Jr, however, decided to throw a wrench in the season’s plan. Truex put on an absolutely dominating performance, sweeping both stages and the race for his third victory of the season. His performance drew him closer to the top of the point standings for a new No. 1 in the power ranking for the first time in a long time.
The opening race for the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 was hosted by Dover International Speedway for the Drydene 400. After a dramatic opening round in the playoffs, the intensity ramps up with the set of tracks for this round. Many teams were looking to set a solid foundation before the field heads down south to Talladega Superspeedway for the next track in this round.