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Results, points after Cup Series race at Chicagoland

Alex Bowman says his first career Cup win is a "lot of validation for people who said we couldn't do this" and calls himself a "dumb guy" for getting his car stuck in the grass during his celebration.

Alex Bowman passed Kyle Larson with six laps to go, making contact in the process, and went on to win Sunday’s Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway/

Bowman, who led 88 laps in No. 88 Chevrolet, earned his first career Cup Series win in his 134th start.

The top five was completed by Larson, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

Hendrick Motorsports placed three of its cars in the top 10 with William Byron placing eighth.

Team Penske put all three of its cars in the top 10 with Ryan Blaney finishing sixth.

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With his win, Bowman is the just the seventh driver to win this year and clinch a spot in the playoffs. Only 16 drivers can make the playoffs.

Joey Logano retains the points lead after his third-place finish. He has an 18-point lead over Kyle Busch.

The top five is completed by Brad Keselowski (-67 points), Kevin Harvick (-67) and Martin Truex Jr. (-96).

Click here for the point standings.