The chaotic last round of the second edition of Echo Park Automotive Grand Prix at COTA saw a three-way sprint race for the Cup Series trophy between the winners Ross Chastain, Alex Bowmanand AJ Commonsr as the three drivers went all out in Austin.
After starting P4 in the last restart, Alex Bowman found his way into the top 3 as race leader Tyler Reddick the order fell and the Hendrick driver advanced on the AJ Allmendinger from the outside while battling with Ross Chastain on the inside. The Bowman-Chastain pair teamed up to knock AJ out by forcing his car to spin.
But the effort came at a price as AJ’s spin slowed Alex Bowman giving Ross Cahsatin a chance to take advantage and finish the race in P1 with Alex Bowman at his rear.
Find out what Alex Bowman said
Alex Bowman admitted he had a fast Chevrolet Camaro with him at the race and added that he believes he has achieved his goal of becoming a better road course driver than he was before this week with the help of the team.
“Of course, we only had one really fast ally, Camaro. I was trying to do a better job as a racer at these street courses and I felt like I made it from where we started the weekend. So proud of Greg and all the boys,” said Alex Bowman.
He added that he hates the fact that he wasn’t able to bring the win home to Hendrick Motorsports but said he was delighted with Ross Chastain’s first win in the Cup Series. He added that while he was happy to win second place, he wasn’t happy with how the whole week had gone for him.
“It’s a shame we can’t win but happy that Ross got his first win. It’s been a crappy weekend so I’m ready to come home and see the dogs and move on to next weekend. I’m happy with second place,” added Alex Bowman.
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