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Alex Bowman

Team: JR Motorsports-88-NXS
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/25/1993

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Alex Bowman will make his 50th career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start this weekend in the No. 88 Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet.
Saturday’s race will mark Bowman’s first NXS start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Arizona native has two previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway. The No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet has 10 starts on tracks measuring 1.5-miles in length this season, where the team earned seven top-10 finishes and an average finish of 13.7.-JR Motorsports Nov 16 - 11:26 PM

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Alex Bowman won his first career pole prior to the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and led the most laps, but a late-race incident cost him a shot at Victory Lane; he finished 6th

Bowman had the type of run he needs in order to catch the eye of an owner for the 2017 season; he is without a ride once Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns to the cockpit for Daytona. While he has shown speed, he lacks consistency and that could limit his appeal for a team looking to build a program versus one that already has fast cars. Bowman led 194 of the 312 laps on Sunday.
Nov 13 - 7:54 PM

In his 80th start, Alex Bowman earned the first pole of his career with a lap of 140.521 mph and will lead the Can-Am 500k field to the green on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

This is only Bowman’s fourth top-10 start. All three previous high water marks came this year in the No. 88. Bowman sat on the outside pole for the Bank of America 500, but crashed and finished 39th. The next week, he fared better with a fifth-place start and seventh-place finish.
Nov 11 - 7:43 PM

In addition to driving the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Cup Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Alex Bowman will be back behind the wheel of the JR Motorsports No. 88 Hughes General Contractors Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ticket Galaxy 200 on Saturday afternoon.

Phoenix serves as the Arizona native’s home track, where he has four previous NXS starts. His best start of fifth came in 2014 and he earned his best finish of 11th in 2013. This weekend marks Bowman’s eighth race for JR Motorsports in 2016, with his final race taking place in Homestead next week. He has captured three top-five and seven top-10 finishes this season.-JRM
Nov 9 - 2:21 PM

Alex Bowman scored the first top-10 for a relief driver of the No. 88 when he finished 10th at Chicagoland Speedway in September.

To put that into perspective: Jeff Gordon had already run six races in this car and failed to finish in the top 10. Bowman was making his third start in the No. 88. Bowman’s next outing on this track type ended with an accident, but he scored another top 10 at Kansas Speedway. Since breaking that barrier, Gordon has also gone on to score two top-10s giving this team four such results in their last seven starts.
Nov 3 - 11:46 AM

Alex Bowman finished seventh in the Hollywood Casino 400 after rolling off the grid fifth.

This was Bowman’s career-best finish and only the second time he has scored a top-10. His first top-10 finish came three starts ago at Chicagoland Speedway when he advanced from 17th to 10th on another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Bowman’s day was not without drama, however. He slapped the wall trying to make a three-wide pass on the high side and lost a lap 90 circuits into the 267-lap show. The team affected fast repairs and kept him in contention.
Oct 16 - 7:24 PM

Alex Bowman posted the fastest lap in the first practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway among non-Chasers at 194.070 mph.

Bowman scored the first top-10 for the No. 88 after Dale Earnhardt Jr. was forced to the sidelines for a concussion a few weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway. Speed has not been his problem this season, but he has struggled to finish races with a variety of issues. There is no logical reason to sideline him this weekend, but it is difficult to recommend taking a risk on this driver.
Oct 14 - 5:34 PM

Alex Bowman came within .004 seconds of the top spot in the final round of qualification at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will line up on the outside of the front row alongside Kevin Harvick.

Bowman showed consistent speed throughout Thursday’s sessions. He was among the fastest in practice, had the fastest lap in the second qualification session, and continued to pick up speed. He will probably drop back a position or two and cost some place-differential points, but he is a solid choice nonetheless.
Oct 6 - 8:36 PM

Alex Bowman (No. 88 Jack Link's Chevrolet Camaro) finished 5th in Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive Sober 200 at Delaware's Dover Int’l Speedway.

He started 4th on the grid and completed all of the 200 laps run. Bowman, who competed in 7 of the 28 NXS races so far this season, is currently 26th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Oct 2 - 9:40 PM

Alex Bowman (No. 88 Jack Link's Chevrolet Camaro) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Drive Sober 200 at Delaware's Dover Int’l Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 152.304 mph. No. 18 Kyle Busch, No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 1 Elliott Sadler and No. 7 Justin Allgaier round out the top-five of the 41 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge, driven by Mike Harmon, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Sep 30 - 3:36 PM

Alex Bowman posted a lap of 133.750 mph to qualify 18th for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Last week, he started 17th at Chicagoland Speedway based on points and scored his first top-10 in relief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Bowman started two positions further back in July on this track, which was the first race Earnhardt missed. He ran well, but suffered crash damage. In his next attempt, he had an ignition failure at Michigan International Speedway, so Chicago was his first error-free attempt. He should be considered a solid dark horse.
Sep 24 - 11:35 AM

Alex Bowman finished 10th in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, to give the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team their first top-10 since Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at Pocono Raceway in June.

Many experts expected the first taste of relief success to come for the more experienced Jeff Gordon. Bowman did not fly under the radar, however, and was expensive enough to keep him from being a bargain basement pick. He was the third Hendrick Motorsports driver to finish inside the top 10.
Sep 18 - 8:32 PM

Alex Bowman posted the sixth-fastest lap in the first practice session at Chicagoland Speedway for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 with a lap of 182.285 mph. He was joined in the top 10 by teammates Jimmie Johnson (fastest) and Chase Elliott (fifth-fastest).

Bowman will start Sunday’s race 17th based on owner points, but there was some question as to how he would perform. In two starts with this team in relief of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bowman has not yet cracked the top 25.
Sep 17 - 11:02 AM

Alex Bowman ended the first practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway a few seconds early when he spun trying to enter pit road. He complained of having too much rear brake dialed into his No. 88 Chevrolet.

Bowman had the sixth-fastest time in practice with a speed of 182.285 mph. Mistakes like this could cost fantasy players a lot of points, but as a part time driver filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., he could still be one of the greatest values in the race.
Sep 16 - 7:54 PM

Alex Bowman (No. 88 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro) finished 9th in Saturday night's Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond (VA) International Raceway.

He started 2nd on the grid and completed all of the 250 laps run. Bowman, who started in 6 of the 25 NXS races so far this season, is 26th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Sep 12 - 12:31 PM