Daniel Suarez asks Alex Bowman to ‘use his brain a little more’ after Darlington crash

Alex Bowman and Daniel Suarez didn’t mince their words over the Darlington crash.


Daniel Suarez asks Alex Bowman to ‘use his brain a little more’ after Darlington crash

Daniel Suarez and Alex Bowman (Via IMAGO)

Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Saurez and Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman didn’t mince their words as they play the blame over the Darlington crash with 50 laps remaining in the race. The duo fighting for the top 10 finish ended the day at P34 and P33, respectively, after they were forced to retire due to the damages.

The No:99 Chevy tried to overtake HMS’s No:48 Chevy to better his position in the top 10. But Bowman wasn’t ready to give up his spot and started defending aggressively. It resulted in Suarez contacting his rival, which caused the costly crash. Harrison Burton, who was driving behind the duo, was collected in the incident.

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Suarez pointed out, after being released from the infield care center, that Bowman should have been a little bit wise. He called the incident a bit dump and shame, considering how well his team had worked the whole week to give him a top 10 car that didn’t deserve to get wrecked.

He has to use his brain a little more. We have been racing here for 3.5 hours, and to wreck with 50 laps to go is a little bit dumb. He just has to be smarter. It’s a shame. My team did a very good job. I feel like today we had a top-ten car, and all we have to show for it is a wrecked race car,” Suarez told NBC (H&T: Motorsports.com).

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Alex Bowman had some strong words about the crash

Bowman and Suarez
Alex Bowman and Daniel Saurez (Via IMAGO)

The HMS driver, Bowman, also didn’t hesitate to fire some shots at Suarez. He said that it was a dumb incident and that if Suarez had lifted it, it wouldn’t have happened.  He claimed that Suarez has always been aggressive towards him in the past but admitted that he shouldn’t have invited the crash with his blocking maneuver.

He chose not to lift and crashed us. But every time I race the #99 [Suarez], he does something dumb. Whether it’s his crew chief [Travis Mack] flipping me off on the way to the airport or just anytime I’m around him, he blocks me really aggressively. That’s just part of it sometimes, and obviously, the block didn’t work out. Looking back, I shouldn’t have done it,” Bowman said.

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