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Team: Tommy Baldwin Racing-7
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/25/1993

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Alex Bowman sustained damage in both Martinsville starts last year. He dropped 12 laps off the pace in March and was 10 down to the leader in October.
Drivers can lose a lap or two on short tracks and remain a decent value, but once they hit double-digits it is difficult to salvage any points. Bowman’s best finish last year was a 29th in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500. Mar 26 - 10:48 AM

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Alex Bowman showed significant improvement in his two Phoenix starts last year. He had brake problems in the spring and finished 41st, but he advanced from a 37th-place qualification effort in the fall to finish 32nd.

Bowman’s 2015 results have been uneven, but they show a little promise. After failing to race his way into the Daytona 500, he finished 23rd at Atlanta. Last week a blown engine left his promise unfulfilled and that puts fantasy owners in an evaluation mode.
Mar 11 - 7:46 PM

In his first start with Tommy Baldwin Racing, Alex Bowman scored his best finish on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track; he finished 23rd. Last year, with BK Racing, his best was a 30th at Charlotte in the fall.

Change is often good for everyone involved so Bowman needs to be watched closely. If he continues to score in the mid-20s, he will be an exceptional value at his salary cap level.
Mar 5 - 10:30 AM

Alex Bowman failed to race his way into the Daytona 500 last week, but the plate tracks behave by their own set of rules. Without the capriciousness of the draft, he should have an easier time of making the show at Atlanta.

That is far from guaranteed with 48 entries on the preliminary entry list for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500, but Tommy Baldwin Racing was one of the most pleasant surprises many times last year. Wait a week or two before committing resources, but watch Bowman closely this week.
Feb 24 - 11:37 AM

Alex Bowman posted the fastest single lap in the fourth practice session for the Daytona 500. His top speed way 200.495 mph.

As with all of the fastest laps on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway, he was fastest in the draft. Along with Bowman, the top 10 was filled with drivers like Trevor Bayne, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon, Justin Marks, and Michael McDowell. This underscores the potential value of dark horses at Daytona and Talladega.
Feb 18 - 4:02 PM

Alex Bowman was better at Daytona than Talladega last year in four attempts on NASCAR’s restrictor-plate, superspeedways. He finished 23rd in the 500 and scored a remarkable 13th in the Coke Zero 400. His best effort at ‘Dega was a 28th in the spring.

With so many rookies in the field last year and several of them surviving into their sophomore seasons, it is impossible for the veterans to drop them out of the draft. This makes for some exciting dark horse possibilities for fantasy players.
Feb 17 - 9:44 AM

Alex Bowman moves from the No. 23 BK Racing Team and joins Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2015. With such a large crop of rookies in 2014, simply surviving into a sophomore season is quite an accomplishment.

Bowman scored only three top-25s last year and was rarely one of the better fantasy values, but added experience and a fresh start should make him a little more relevant. The best characteristic of his rookie season was that he was still running at the end of 83 percent of his races.
Feb 8 - 9:45 AM

Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that Alex Bowman will drive the team's No. 7 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2015 season.

21-year-old Bowman just completed his rookie season in the series with a notable 13th place finish at Daytona International Speedway. If you are engaged in numerology, Bowman's new job should be destined for success. In addition to driving the No. 7, the native of Tucson, AZ, began racing at the age of seven. Progressing through the ranks, Bowman moved to full-bodied stock cars when he turned 17 years old. Making his NASCAR debut in 2012, Bowman has been at the forefront of NASCAR's youth movement since his arrival.-140 BUZZ
Jan 30 - 5:02 PM

Sprint Cup regular Alex Bowman tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Nationwide Series DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway.

The No. 5 LINE-X Protective Coatings Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 133.610 mph. No. 54 Kyle Busch, No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 62 Brendan Gaughan and No. 25 John Wes Townley round out the top five of the 41 cars out on the track. The No. 46 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Ellis was the slowest in the final practice session. Bowman also had a 10-lap average speed of 130.387 mph. This was the best of the five cars running at least 10 consecutive laps in this session.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Alex Bowman owns a 19.0 average finish in three Nationwide Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway.

In this race last fall, he started 15th and finished 11th. Last month, Bowman made his JR Motorsports debut driving the No. 5 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He started seventh, raced inside the top 10 for much of the night before finishing 12th. Saturday’s race marks a homecoming for Bowman. He is a native of Tuscon, Ariz. – a little more than two hours southeast of the one-mile tri-oval.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Alex Bowman has been remarkably consistent on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. In nine events to date, he has finished between 30th and 37th in each race.

Bowman’s best result came in the most recent race at Charlotte where he finished 30th after qualifying 33rd. Last week, he was 29th at Martinsville and he would like to record another finish in the 20s to show that he is continuing to improve.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 06:00:00 PM

JR Motorsports announced today that LINE-X, North America’s largest retail automotive aftermarket franchise and leading provider of high-performance spray-on bedliners, will sponsor Alex Bowman in the No. 5 Chevrolet for the upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix.

The Phoenix race marks Bowman's second start for JRM. He started seventh and finished 12th in his JRM debut at Charlotte on Oct. 10. Bowman has made 71 combined starts across NASCAR’s top-two series, posting two top-five and six top-10 finishes. He also recorded a pair of pole awards in Nationwide Series competition at Texas Motor Speedway in 2013.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Alex Bowman qualified 19th this spring, but fell to 36th before the checkers waved over the STP 500 at Martinsville. He decided to try and reverse that trend this week; he qualified 32nd for the Goody's 500.

There are plenty of solid dark horses available to fantasy owners at Martinsville this week, which limits the attractiveness of Bowman, but if he runs well on the half-mile short, flat track, he should be watched at Phoenix.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Alex Bowman tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Nationwide Series Drive for the Cure at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The No. 5 Dirty Mo Radio Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 181.245 mph. No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 31 Dylan Kwasniewski, No. 20 Matt Kenseth and No. 54 Kyle Busch round out the top five of the 44 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge driven by Mike Harmon was the slowest in the final practice session.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Alex Bowman, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will drive the No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series car at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Drive for the Cure 300 on October 10.

"We had an opening in our car for Charlotte and an opening in Phoenix this year so they're excited about running Charlotte and if they can put some funding together for Phoenix," co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller said. "For us, our original business for JR Motorsports is to build that talent and send them to the next level. Alex had the opportunity to run in the Sprint Cup car this year. Being on the track every week is important so we're excited about him and his talent and hopefully seeing if we can put something together in the future with somebody like him."
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 01:24:00 PM