NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
09 Feb
Event finished
08 Feb
-
17 Feb
Event finished
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
Event finished
06 Mar
-
08 Mar
Event finished
R
Martinsville
07 May
-
09 May
Next event in
45 days
R
All-Star
15 May
-
16 May
Next event in
53 days
R
Charlotte
22 May
-
24 May
Next event in
60 days
R
29 May
-
31 May
Next event in
67 days
R
Michigan
05 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
74 days
R
12 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
81 days
R
Chicagoland
19 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
88 days
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
95 days
R
Indianapolis
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
102 days
R
Kentucky
09 Jul
-
11 Jul
Next event in
108 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
116 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
137 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
144 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
151 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
157 days
R
Darlington
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
165 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
171 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
178 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
186 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
193 days
R
Charlotte II
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
200 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
207 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
214 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
221 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
228 days

Alex Bowman second again at Kansas: 'This one hurts'

shares
comments
Alex Bowman second again at Kansas: 'This one hurts'
By:
May 12, 2019, 7:51 PM

Alex Bowman is growing frustrated but not because of poor performance this time. In fact, just the opposite.

 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta
 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta
 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta
Race Winner Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Wurth
 Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta and Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's Red Nose Day
Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta

Bowman has been on fire lately, earning his third consecutive runner-up finish in Saturday night’s Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway.

During that span, he’s moved from 21st to 12th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings and put himself squarely back into the 2019 playoff picture.

The problem? Saturday night’s race in particular, Bowman felt he had an excellent opportunity to pick up his first series win and thought he may have given it away on the final restart in overtime.

Read Also:

“I’ve never wanted something so bad. Not going to lie, this one hurts. My team has worked like crazy though to get us to where we’re at, and I’m proud of what we’ve done,” Bowman, 26, posted on his Twitter feed shortly after the race.

“Going to keep after it to get that win we deserve.”

Bowman led 63 laps at Kansas and was passed by eventual winner Brad Keselowski with six of the originally scheduled 267 laps remaining in the race.

He got one final overtime when a late-caution sent the race into overtime and Bowman lined up third on the final restart behind Keselowski and Erik Jones.

“We had a really good car, I just made bad decisions going through lapped traffic on lane choice. They stayed where I needed to run,” he said. “I should have gone high and I shouldn’t have picked the middle (lane) like I did.

“I just had to lift and let (Keselowski) and (Jones) drive right around me. I’m pretty frustrated with myself. There was no way around that, that was a bad mistake on my part.”

Still, the Kansas race was a strong one for Hendrick Motorsports in general, which continues to see improvement in its cars and in race speed, in particular. Chase Elliott led 45 laps and finished fourth, Jimmie Johnson rallied from a slow start to finish sixth and William Byron ended up 20th.

“We all had really competitive cars and we really appreciate everyone’s hard work to continue to build our cars and continue to get better like we have. It was a really good day,” Bowman said.

My family is from here, so it would have been pretty cool. Probably the two closest times I have been to winning was my hometown and my dad’s hometown, so it’s just frustrating. We will get one soon.”

 
Next article
Bowyer angry with Jones block: "I should have just wrecked him"

Previous article

Bowyer angry with Jones block: "I should have just wrecked him"

Next article

Jimmie Johnson trading purple for camo in Coke 600

Jimmie Johnson trading purple for camo in Coke 600
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Kansas
Author Jim Utter