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Alex Bowman Scores First Top 5 of 2021 in Atlanta

NASCAR NASCAR Cup Series

By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. — In his first season aboard the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48, Alex Bowman had his best run of the young 2021 season Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Running consistently in the top 10 throughout the running of the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500, Bowman brought it home clean with a third-place finish. The result was his best through six races in 2021 and his first top-10 finish through six Atlanta starts.

“For sure it was a good day to come home third,” Bowman said. “I feel like our Ally Camaro was pretty good. It was just a little bit off on the long-run stuff.”

Though having nothing for HMS teammate Kyle Larson, who finished second, Bowman highlighted the positive vibes pumping through the HMS walls after six powerful weeks.

“Obviously wish the No. 5 (Kyle Larson) would have won there,” he said, “but I’m proud of everybody at Hendrick Motorsports continually bringing really fast race cars to the race track.”

Ending the day with a worthy result, Bowman was relieved to finally get the result that reflected the team’s efforts.

“Finally, a day where nothing bad happened,” he said. “We’ll take a good solid day, a solid top-three, and move onto Bristol.”

Photos by Jerry Jordan/Kickin’ the Tires

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