Alex Bowman collected his second NASCAR Cup Series career win in his No. 88 Cincinnati Camaro ZL1 1LE at Auto Club Speedway. In dominant fashion, Bowman was fastest in both Friday practice sessions, qualified third on Saturday and then led 110 laps of the 200 lap/400-mile race on Sunday.
The victory was Bowman’s first in the 2020 season, his first win in five races Auto Club Speedway, and first for the new 2020 Camaro ZL1 1LE, which was introduced in February at Daytona Speedweeks. The win also marked the 787th for Chevrolet in NASCAR’s premier series, and 15th at this track for Team Chevy. Additionally, it was the 257th NASCAR Cup Series triumph for car owner Rick Hendrick.
Other Chevrolet drivers with strong finishes included Kurt Busch, who was third in his No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chase Elliott, who was fourth in the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1 1LE, and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson finished 7th in his No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 1LE.
Kyle Busch (Toyota) was second in the order and Brad Keselowski (Ford) finished fifth.
The NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Phoenix Raceway with the FanShield 500 on Sunday March 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage will air on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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