Alex Bowman finished second for the third consecutive race of the season in the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Bowman led three times for 63 laps at Kansas on Saturday night and finished behind race winner Brad Keselowski in overtime.
“We had a really good car, I just made bad decisions going through lap traffic on lane choice,” Bowman said. “They stayed where I needed to run. I should have gone high and I shouldn’t have picked the middle like I did. I just had to lift and let the 2 and the 20 drive right around me. I’m pretty frustrated with myself. There was no way around that, that was a bad mistake on my part. We’ll go home and get them next week.”
The Kansas race marked Bowman’s 129th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. With the finish he became the first to finish in second for three straight races among drivers that have yet to go to Victory Lane for the first time.
“It was a really good day,” Bowman said. “My family is from here, so it would have been pretty cool. Probably the two closest times I have been to winning was my hometown and my dad’s hometown, so it’s just frustrating. We will get one soon.”