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NASCAR at Richmond 2021 Outcomes: Alex Bowman Holds Off Denny Hamlin for Recall

Alex Bowman during a NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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There used to be gradual drama in Richmond on Sunday, with Alex Bowman making a gradual charge to get rid of the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Toyota Owners 400. 

Bowman held off Denny Hamlin to receive the capture. 

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Bowman made essentially the most of a restart with correct 10 laps remaining, darting prior to Denny Hamlin to capture the capture.

“To be suitable with you, we had been shocking on rapid runs,” he mentioned after the bustle, per Holly Cain of NASCAR.com. “We restarted third, and I am fancy, ‘If we bag out of here with a steady top-five we are going to be gorgeous.’ We overcame lots on the fresh time.”

“I make not know if [crew chief] Greg [Ives] pumped the pressures methodology up or what he did, however that’s more grip than I’ve ever had in a bustle car at Richmond and it labored out if truth be told successfully,” he added.

Hamlin, obviously, used to be more dissatisfied with how the bustle unfolded. 

“We correct didn’t get rid of off quite as gorgeous there on the cease,” he mentioned. “I attempted to warmth it up and make all the pieces that I will have the ability to even—correct the 48 [Bowman] had fairly of more on these earlier few laps and I might maybe well not assist the underside. Once he bought the pronounce, we had been correct shut down there.”

Joey Logano carried out third Sunday, followed by Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. Hamlin won both phases, whereas Logano led for 49 laps (Truex led 107). 

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Hamlin sits atop the NASCAR Cup Series at aspects, followed by Truex (353 aspects) and Logano (352). 

The Cup Series heads to the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama for the Geico 500 subsequent Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

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