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Friday, January 21, 2022

Inspection Complete: Alex Bowman Officially Wins Cup Race at Dover

Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 16, 2021 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Post-race technical inspection following Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway has been completed.

Alex Bowman’s race-winning No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro has passed. As a result, Bowman has been named the official winner of the race. Bowman, who led 98 laps on the day, is now a two-time winner in 2021. Sunday’s race also marked Bowman’s fourth win of his NCS career.

Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 car, Chris Buescher’s No. 17 car, William Byron’s No. 24 car and Ryan Preece’s No. 37 car each had one unsecured lug nut, which will result in monetary fines for their crew chiefs.

No other issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following the race are now considered official.

Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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