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.
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.
Alex Bowman tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Nationwide Series Drive for the Cure at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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.
Alex Bowman has earned two top-20s in the most recent five races in the Cup series. He finished 19th at Bristol and was 20th last week at New Hampshire.
Alex Bowman has finished consistently in the 30s on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. In six previous starts, his best finish was a 32nd at Texas.
Alex Bowman has struggled on short tracks this year. All four of his efforts ended outside the top 25.
Alex Bowman’s best flat track finish this season came at Richmond. He finished 28th after starting 24th.
Alex Bowman will make his first Indianapolis Motor Speedway Cup start this week, but fantasy owners can look to his flat track record to predict his finish. His last three starts on this track type ended in a 28th at Richmond, and 31st-place finishes at Pocono and New Hampshire.
On the heels of a 36th-place finish in Kentucky, Alex Bowman scored a career best 13th at Daytona. He advanced 30 positions in that event after starting shotgun on the field in 43rd.
In three starts on short, flat tracks, Alex Bowman has gotten progressively better with a 41st at Phoenix, a 36th at Martinsville, and a 28th at Richmond.
Alex Bowman and the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 36th at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Alex Bowman and the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 28th at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night.
Alex Bowman (No. 23 Toyota Camry) is the top rookie qualifier for the Sprint Cup STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.