Alex Bowman Wins 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race To Clinch Playoff Spot

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Andrew Powell Sports and Entertainment Blogger
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It may have been hit with rain again, but nevertheless, Chicago brought the heat.

The checkered flag has been waved to close out the 2024 NASCAR Chicago Street Race over the July 4 weekend. Hendrick Motorsports’s Alex Bowman was named the winner after outlasting everyone in a race which was full of crashes and water. (RELATED: Miami’s Cam Ward Calls Out Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders For ‘Bullsh**ting’ After Apparent Bad Workout)

The race was forced to come to an early end following rain delays, as NASCAR announced the race had to start ending by 8:20 p.m. local time, following a new rule. With that time limit being in place, the race was unable to finish 75 laps that were still on the slate.

When the clock hit 8:20 p.m., Bowman was leading the race as a white flag was waved to signal the final lap before the checkered flew.

This has definitely become the coolest race in NASCAR (despite the rain): who doesn’t love the skyline views?

I’d love to see Miami pull off something like this in downtown, but, heck, traffic is so bad that it would be Mission: Impossible at this point.

Example A:

… which, in turn, causes this:

And we’ll have no solution for the rain, either. (LMAO)