Saturday May 8th, 2021 1:10PM

PODCAST: Hard Left Turn - Bowman's late charge nets victory at Richmond

By AccessWDUN Staff
  Contact Editor

For Alex Bowman, the tale of Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race was told in the final restart, as he powered to the lead and went on to score the win at Richmond.

Our Hard Left Turn crew takes a look at Sunday's race at "The Action Track," including:

-Bowman's crew aired up his tires on the final pit stop with just a handful of laps to go, giving him the quick, short term grip he needed to charge from third past Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to score his first win of the season.

-For Hamlin, it marked his eighth top five finish in nine races on the season, and his best finish of the year with a second place result.  But after leading 207 laps on the day, he's still locked out of the winner's circle.

-Martin Truex, Jr. and Logano were the only ones capable of contending with Hamlin during the day, only to fall short in the end.

-They call Richmond the "Action Track", but was it really?  Our team takes a look.

-Jimmie Johnson got his first crack at IndyCar competition on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park, avoiding a major opening lap crash and coming back from an early race solo spin.  But one of our Hard Left Turn crew members seemed more interested in Jimmie's bedazzeling abilities.  We'll discuss.

And we'll preview this weekend's action at the always unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway.

WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR race weekend from Talladega Superspeedway, beginning with Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series AG-Pro 300 starting at 3:30 on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN.  Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 beginning at 1 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN.

For up-to-the-minute motorsports information, follow @WDUNRacing on Twitter and log on to the Around the Track page daily.

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