MENCS: Alex Bowman Scores Runner-Up Finish at Dover


DOVER, Del. — Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, followed up his second place run a week ago at Talladega Superspeedway with a second-place finish at Dover Monday afternoon.

“This is the physically hardest race of the year for me for sure,” explained Bowman post-race. “We at least had a shot at it. That’s really all you can ask for.”

When asked out his back-to-back second place finishes, Bowman noted “It would be better if we had a trophy, right?”

Last week at a track that is about having lady luck on your side, Bowman led seven laps at the biggest track on the circuit. However, this weekend was about executing a perfect race as he had to drive from the rear of the field due to his car not failing pre-race inspection multiple times on Sunday.

“To come here to, in my opinion, the hardest racetrack we go to, run like that from the back of all things, was pretty special. We had a miserable start to the season. We did a really good job resetting over the off week. We’ve come out strong since then,”

Bowman will look to score his first career win next weekend at Kansas Speedway, a track where he has only two-top-ten finishes in seven tries.

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About Jacob Mullins

Jacob Mullins serves as the managing editor and senior NASCAR writer covering all three national touring series's. You can find him on on Twitter at @JMulls15. An intercollegiate athletic administrator by trade, Mullins can be found at the big tracks as well as the local short tracks in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Mullins enjoys social media, photography and graphic design. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mullins follows all forms of racing, Major League Baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and college football (Virginia Tech Hokies).

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