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.
With the impending retirement of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet remains one of the biggest, most coveted open rides projected for the 2021 season and beyond. So far, there’s no announcement of a successor to Johnson in the No. 48 car, which is leading to wild speculation among fans and lucrative writing opportunities for NASCAR media.
The Lottery for No. 48 is highly sought after by several potential NASCAR Cup Series drivers. It’s a big win for one lucky driver. And perhaps for Hendrick Motorsports too.
Since seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has said the 2020 season is his last full-time year in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. The question most ask is who will replace him? Without an answer from team owner Rick Hendrick, speculation in the rumor mill is running rampant on social media.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rick Hendrick smiled widely and acknowledged that his team’s one-two–three-four sweep of Daytona 500 pole qualifying is as good an omen as his championship organization could hope for. He loves the historical significance and the present message about their preparation for the season’s biggest race.