“To Have Pi**ed Off Bowman” – NASCAR Fandom Blown Away by Hendrick Motorsports Drivers’ Uncommon Ross Chastain Confrontation at Atlanta

Published 03/20/2023, 4:23 PM EDT

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Alex Bowman was the highest finisher for Hendrick Motorsports during Sunday’s race in Atlanta. Bowman spent most of the final stage driving inside the top 10. Moreover, he was also in the front row on the restart at lap 217. However, a late surge from behind during the final lap pushed him back, finishing his race in the 14th position. Why then, was Bowman seen exchanging words with Ross Chastain after the race?

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Apparently, after three Hendrick Motorsports drivers were knocked out of the race, Alex Bowman decided to work with Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain. However, it turns out that Chastain and his team had a change of plans and they decided to go in a different direction, without informing Bowman.

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In his recent Instagram story, Bowman shared, “Hey guys! Just getting home from Atlanta. Certainly not what we wanted ending up outside of the top 10. That’s a big bummer for us. Took a run on the last lap when another team wanted us to work with them and they decided to go a different direction. So, keep that one in the memory bank and go from there.”

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Moreover, he added that he had a decent car in Atlanta and was bummed to end up outside of the top 10. Citing the difficulties of continuing, when all the teammates are knocked out, Bowman and his team are looking to get the job done at COTA.

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NASCAR fans react to Ross Chastain’s actions

During the last lap, Ross Chastain moved up, past Bowman. This upset the Hendrick Motorsports driver who went ahead and confronted Chastain after the race; something many NASCAR fans weren’t expecting. Sharing their views on the drivers’ actions, fans wrote on Reddit,

Whereas, some others were just surprised to see the mostly calm Hendrick Motorsports driver confronting Chastain. Sharing their opinions on the matter, they wrote,

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Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.
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