Fans in Awe of Alex Bowman’s Latest Response to Denny Hamlin Feud

Published 11/03/2021, 10:46 AM EDT
AVONDALE, AZ – MARCH 08: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands by his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway on March 8, 2019 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


Last weekend, there was a bit of a face-off between Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin. The Hendrick Motorsports driver bumped the Joe Gibbs Racing driver into a spin and almost cost him a Championship 4 spot. In a fit of anger, Hamlin dubbed Bowman as an ‘absolute hack’.

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Later on, this prompted a strong response from Bowman supporters, especially Rick Hendrick. There was even a slight moment of petty revenge, as Bowman revealed a new set of car stickers. Right on top of his own name, he replaced ‘Alex’ with ‘Hack’. Next to that were four checkered flag stickers. This was supposed to represent his four wins in the 2021 season.

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Of course, the fans loved the cheeky response to the comments. Many of them admitted that are becoming fans of the #48 driver because of his response to the criticism. Others also defended him, insisting that ‘hack’ drivers don’t normally win four races in a season. Furthermore, they all admired the way that Bowman drove to victory at Martinsville.

What next for Alex Bowman and Denny Hamlin?

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At the end of the day, Bowman has no effect on the championship, other than making things difficult. This is because, his moment with Hamlin almost cost the #11 driver a chance to make it to the Championship 4. In the end, he has squeaked through to the season finale at the Phoenix Raceway in the coming weekend.

May 30, 2021; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman (48) during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Denny Hamlin will have to put his feud with Bowman aside, as there are more important things to look after. Namely, the 2021 Cup Series championship fight ahead of him. His rivals will be his teammate Martin Truex Jr and Hendrick Motorsports duo, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. Although Larson is one of the favorites, given his form, anything can happen at the season finale.

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Out of the quartet, only Larson and Hamlin have yet to win a title. Meanwhile, Truex Jr and Elliott have one title under their belts. We can be sure that their teammates will all try their level best to help them to the crown.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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