Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bowman wins the second annual Chicago Street Race

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ally-sponsored driver Alex Bowman won the Grant Park 165 on Sunday at the Chicago Street Race in Chicago, Illinois. Due to rain, the race was up against it with a curfew before Bowman won.

This is Bowman’s eighth win of his career. However, it is the first of his season.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165
Alex Bowman celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165 (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

It was just his second win in the past three seasons. The other win came during the 2022 season.

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He had four wins during the 2021 season. Bowman also had wins in 2019 and 2020.

This was the second annual Chicago Street Race. Shane Van Gisbergen – who finished in last place this year following a crash in his Wendy’s Saucy Nuggs entry – was the inaugural winner in 2023.

Jordan Brand-sponsored driver Tyler Reddick finished second. Monster Energy-sponsored driver Ty Gibbs finished third.

Buildsubmarines.com sponsored driver Joey Hand finished fourth. Chicago White Sox-sponsored driver Michael McDowell drove to the fifth position.

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There were three separate manufacturers in the Top 5. Bowman had the lone Chevrolet in the Top 5.

Reddick and Gibbs drove Toyotas to their 2nd and 3rd place finish. Then, Hand and McDowell drove their Ford’s to their 4th and 5th place finishes.

Gibbs led a race-high 17 laps. Craftsman Racing for a Miracle sponsored driver Christopher Bell also had 14 laps led. These were the only two drivers with more than 10 laps led.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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