Bowman takes checkered flag at virtual Talladega

Alex Bowman made it three wins in a row for Hedrick Motorsports in his iRacing victory of NASCAR’s invitational series.

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April 27, 2020 - 10:07 AM

Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Cincinnati Chevrolet, races in the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Fontana, Calif.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Talladega Superspeedway wasn’t immune from “The Big One” or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual racing.

Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR’s invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega in Alabama. The victory is the third consecutive for Hendrick Motorsports, which got back-to-back wins from William Byron headed into Sunday’s esports event.

“I’m legitimately confused how this happened,” Bowman quipped on Twitter. Since the league launched in late March, Bowman has used his Twitter feed to entertain followers with witty remarks about the racing. He sometimes allows his dog to sit in the seat of his simulator.

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