When would he win?
That is a question that has plagued Alex Bowman throughout his Monster Energy Cup Series career and while he came close several times, he had always been undone by a mistake. All of that changed, however, Sunday evening as Bowman passed Kyle Larson in the final laps of the race to capture his first career win.
The victory marks the second for Chevrolet this season, season and the second for Hendrick Motorsports. The win also guarantees Bowman a spot in this year’s playoffs and will even give him some bonus points towards the postseason.
The moment wasn’t without its controversies though as Bowman told reporters during a post-race interview that he was tired of finishing second and even mentioned that Chad Knaus had started asking him when he was finally going to win.
While the statement seems like it was in a joking manner, Bowman did go on to say that he hoped this victory would put all of that bullcrap to bed. With that being said, Bowman has already had Nationwide Insurance decide to not renew their sponsorship with him next season, which could put him in danger of losing his ride even though he finally won.
Fortunately for Bowman, he was finally able to put all that criticism behind him after battling it out with fellow Cup Series driver, Kyle Larson in the closing laps. Interestingly enough, Larson passed Bowman for the lead with about eight laps to go, but Bowman was somehow able to get another run and get back by him.