Alex Bowman SLAMS Daniel Suarez for ‘dump’ Southern 500 crash
Daniel Saurez and Alex Bowman had a war of words after the Darlington crash.
Alex Bowman and Daniel Saurez (Via IMAGO)
Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman didn’t mince his words when asked about the second-stage crash with Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Suarez and didn’t hesitate to label the incident dump. The incident cost both drivers what could have been a solid point-paying finish. Harrison Burton‘s race also got messed up following the incident.
The incident occurred with just 50 laps left in the race. Suarez was fighting for a finish in the top 10 alongside Bowman, and an aggressive block from the HMS driver turned the table. The No:99 Chevy tried to overtake the No:48, inviting a block. This led to contact between the duo, and the duo crashed out, collecting Burton in the process.
In his post-race interview, Saurez said that the incident was a dump. When asked about his Chevy teammate’s comments, Bowman put the blame on his rival for not lifting for the incident. He claimed that, most often, Suarez has always raced aggressively.
“Obviously, it didn’t work. [Suarez] chose not to lift and to crash us. Every time I race the 99, he does something dumb. … Anytime I’m around him, he blocks me very aggressively,” Bowman said after the race, as reported by Yardbreaker.
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Alex Bowman and Daniel Saurez expanded on their comments on X
After the race, both the drivers took it X (previously Twitter) to share their opinions about the comments made and the race. While Bowman admitted the crash was his fault, Suarez doubled down on his dump incident comment.
“Bad block. My fault. Got blocked all night and decided enough was enough. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the 99 got outside, and that got us crashed. We were fast. See y’all in Kansas,” Bowman posted.
“I’d use other words, but that wouldn’t be appropriate, so let’s stick to “dumb move”. I’m not surprised by now. My team deserved better today, we struggled in the short run but were strong in the long run…We’ll bounce back in Kansas,” Suarez posted.