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Alex Bowman

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

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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

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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

Alex Bowman (No. 88 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro) has two previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Richmond International Raceway.

His best starting position of sixth and best finish of 15th came in the fall of 2013. The No. 88 Cessna team enters the RIR weekend as the defending winners at the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the team to victory in the spring event, marking his first win in a JRM entry. In five starts for JRM this season, Bowman has two top fives and five top 10s. He also captured the pole at Michigan. It was announced last week that Bowman would be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in eight of the remaining 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races as interim driver for Earnhardt Jr.-JRM
Sep 7 - 9:40 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2016 season with Alex Bowman and Jeff Gordon to substitute for the remaining 12 races, according to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long. Gordon will race four more times including this week’s Bojangles' Southern 500; Bowman will take over for the remainder of the season.

Gordon will concentrate on tracks where he has run best in the past. After Darlington, he will race again at Richmond International Raceway the following week, then Dover International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway in October. Bowman will drive the remainder of the schedule. The No. 88 will be an uneven value as the drivers seek chemistry with the team.
Sep 2 - 5:38 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, at least. Alex Bowman will substitute at Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Gordon will climb back behind the wheel at Darlington Raceway.

Providing updates in two-week increments makes it difficult to set one’s fantasy roster, but owners should plan on Earnhardt to be out of the car for some time. If he returns, it will likely take a few weeks for him to get comfortable behind the wheel once more. If Junior returns for Richmond and is still in the top 30 in points, he will have one, last-ditch effort to get into the Chase.
Aug 24 - 6:14 PM

Jeff Gordon challenged for a top-10 in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, but he was shuffled back to 11th following a late-race restart. He was unable to advance and finished in that position after starting the weekend 11th.

It was announced at Bristol that Gordon will not race at Michigan International Speedway regardless of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s health. Alex Bowman will step into the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for the Pure Michigan 400, but Gordon might still be needed in his fill-in role. One would like for him to get at least one more opportunity to finish in the top 10 at Darlington Raceway or Richmond International Raceway.
Aug 21 - 10:15 PM

Alex Bowman (#88 Genesis Brake Light Services Chevrolet Camaro) finished eighth in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He started fifth on the grid, led seven laps and completed all of the 200 laps run. Bowman, who competed in five of the 17 series races so far this season, advanced two spots to 24th in the 2016 NXS championship standings after this event.
Jul 17 - 11:47 AM

Alex Bowman is subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week and there is no question that he is in the best equipment of his 73-race NASCAR Cup career. He posted a lap of 132.172 mph, which placed him 13th on the leaderboard.

This is in the same range as Earnhardt has recorded in recent weeks, so Bowman should be considered a solid value in games where he is available. As a late-week entrant, however, he is not in every game. His salary cap and availability in the NASCAR Fantasy Live game make him a very attractive dark horse, however.
Jul 15 - 1:09 PM

Alex Bowman will race the No. 88 this week at New Hampshire as Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits out the New Hampshire 301 with concussion like symptoms, according to reports at NBC Sports.

Bowman races for JR Motorsports in the XFINITY series and is an easy choice to put in the car. Last year he finished 42nd in both New Hampshire races driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing, but he is in equipment that suggests he will land his first top-20 on this track. Bowman’s previous best New Hampshire result was a 28th in 2014.
Jul 14 - 10:12 PM

Genesis Brake Light Systems, a provider of state-of-the-art brake light technology, will have primary placement on the No. 88 Chevrolet with driver Alex Bowman in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 16), and associate placement for the remainder of 2016.

This weekend’s race at NHMS marks Bowman’s fifth NXS start for JR Motorsports (JRM) in 2016. In his previous four starts with the team this season, he’s earned two top-five and four top-10 finishes with one pole.-JRM
Jul 13 - 10:14 AM

Alex Bowman (#88 Hy-Vee Chevrolet Camaro) finished fifth in Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started ninth on the grid and completed all of the 250 laps run. Bowman, who competed in four of the 14 series races so far this season, advanced three spots to 23rd in the 2016 NXS championship standings after this event.
Jun 20 - 12:01 PM

Alex Bowman has two previous starts at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with his best finish of seventh coming back in 2013.

The 23-year-old took the win in the ARCA Series at Iowa Speedway in 2012. It marked the third of his four wins that year. In three starts this season, Bowman has one top-five and three top-10 finishes with an average finish of 6.7. After this weekend’s race in Iowa, Bowman will return to drive the No. 88 Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16th.-JR Motorsports
Jun 16 - 4:51 PM