Alex Bowman takes fifth at Dover International Speedway

Alex Bowman finished fifth in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

Bowman’s top-five finish, the third time he has achieved that result this year, added 36 points to his season total. Bowman is now 12th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 662 points.

Bowman started in 21st position. The seventh-year driver has piled up two career victories, with 12 top-five finishes and 32 results inside the top 10.

In his career at Dover International Speedway, Bowman has compiled two top-five finishes and his fifth-place result marks the second top-10.

The Tucson, Arizona native began the race four spots behind his career mark of 16.6, but finished 14 places ahead of his career average of 19.

Bowman took on 40 other drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 40 caution laps. There were 15 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick finished out front in the race, and Martin Truex Jr finished second. Jimmie Johnson placed third, with William Byron taking fourth place. Bowman rounded out the top five.

As well as earning the race victory, Harvick won Stages 1 and 2 to finish off a dominant day in Dover.

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