NASCAR race results: Alex Bowman scores upset win at Richmond

Alex Andrejev
·3 min read

It didn’t look like Alex Bowman’s race to win, and yet his No. 48 Chevrolet powered to the lead after a late-race restart to secure his first win of the season at Richmond. Bowman put two veterans in his mirror and wound up in Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway on Sunday.

“I can’t believe we just did that at Richmond,” Bowman told his stunned team on the radio. “That’s amazing.”

Meanwhile, the always-the-bridesmaid narrative continues for Denny Hamlin, who led 207 laps of the race and swept the first two stages. Hamlin led the restart with Bowman just behind him.

Hamlin chose the inside lane. Joey Logano lined up on the outside, but Bowman’s car fired off best and he efficiently pushed past the leader to take his first checkered flag of the 2021 season, the third in his career.

Richmond race results

Pos.

Car

Driver

Time Behind

Laps

Best Time

Best Speed

1

48

Alex Bowman

--

400

22.76

118.629

2

11

Denny Hamlin

0.381

400

22.358

120.762

3

22

Joey Logano

0.85

400

22.61

119.416

4

20

Christopher Bell

2.11

400

22.913

117.837

5

19

Martin Truex Jr.

2.575

400

22.499

120.005

6

10

Aric Almirola

3.155

400

23.032

117.228

7

24

William Byron

3.812

400

22.878

118.017

8

18

Kyle Busch

3.984

400

22.929

117.755

9

21

Matt DiBenedetto

17.869

400

22.977

117.509

10

3

Austin Dillon

20.145

400

23.047

117.152

11

12

Ryan Blaney

20.491

400

22.672

119.09

12

9

Chase Elliott

20.751

400

22.546

119.755

13

1

Kurt Busch

20.796

400

23.098

116.893

14

2

Brad Keselowski

22.259

400

22.924

117.78

15

42

Ross Chastain

-1

399

22.974

117.524

16

99

Daniel Suarez

-1

399

23.022

117.279

17

47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

-1

399

23.195

116.404

18

5

Kyle Larson

-2

398

22.76

118.629

19

43

Erik Jones

-2

398

23.225

116.254

20

8

Tyler Reddick

-2

398

23.025

117.264

21

7

Corey LaJoie

-2

398

23.079

116.989

22

14

Chase Briscoe #

-2

398

23.09

116.934

23

41

Cole Custer

-2

398

23.222

116.269

24

4

Kevin Harvick

-3

397

22.758

118.64

25

17

Chris Buescher

-3

397

23.059

117.091

26

23

Bubba Wallace

-3

397

23.12

116.782

27

34

Michael McDowell

-4

396

23.131

116.726

28

33

* Austin Cindric(i)

-4

396

22.957

117.611

29

37

* Ryan Preece

-4

396

23.163

116.565

30

6

Ryan Newman

-5

395

23.096

116.903

31

38

Anthony Alfredo #

-5

395

23.373

115.518

32

78

BJ McLeod(i)

-7

393

23.437

115.202

33

15

James Davison

-10

390

23.649

114.17

34

0

Quin Houff

-10

390

23.473

115.026

35

53

Garrett Smithley(i)

-11

389

23.447

115.153

36

51

Cody Ware(i)

-15

385

23.51

114.845

37

52

Josh Bilicki

-16

384

23.63

114.262

38

77

Justin Haley(i)

-399

1

54.944

49.141