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Alex Bowman

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

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Alex Bowman (#88 Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro) finished third in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ollie's Bargain Outlet 200 at Delaware's Dover International Speedway.
He started fifth on the grid and completed all laps of the 120-lap race. Bowman, who was making his first series start of the season, led 33 laps and is currently 31st in the 2016 NXS championship standings after this event. May 14 - 10:10 PM

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This weekend marks Alex Bowman’s (#88 Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro) first race with JR Motorsports (JRM) this season.

In 2014, Bowman made two NXS starts for JRM at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, earning respective finishes of 12th and 17th. The Arizona native has 41 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, which includes two top-five and six top-10 finishes, with two poles. Bowman will be behind the wheel for nine NXS events in 2016 for JRM with Advance Auto Parts and Cessna as primary sponsors.-JRM
May 11 - 9:56 PM

It was announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Alex Bowman, will not return to Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016.

"As NASCAR transitions to different business and competition models, teams have to make decisions accordingly," said team owner, Tommy Baldwin. "We appreciate what Alex contributed during 2015 and wish him the best in the future." During this past season, Bowman qualified for 35 of 36 championship points events. His start/finish average was 34th and 31st respectively and placed 33rd in the final standings.-Tommy Baldwin Racing
Jan 21 - 11:19 PM

Major changes to the lineup of Tommy Baldwin Racing are in the offing, according to a press release from the team.

These include Frank Bergeron joining the team from Joe Gibbs, Chad Walters moving from Michael Waltrip, and Mike Brill from Richard Childress Racing. The talent is there to improve Alex Bowman’s results considerably, so look for him to advance from his 2015 average finish of 32.1 to somewhere in the mid-20s. With a little strategy, this team could even score a few top-10s and be the season’s best dark horse.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:10:00 PM

In back-to-back announcements, Toy State has said they have become an official licensee of NASCAR and they have renewed their sponsorship deal with Tommy Baldwin Racing and Alex Bowman for 10 races in 2016, according to NBC’s Jerry Bonkowski.

Sponsorship activation will be much easier for Toy State with both programs in place and that extra attention might actually make Bowman a better fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Alex Bowman made every NASCAR race of 2015 with one exception and he qualified on time in 21 of 36 races—which equated to 58 percent of the time. The single race he failed to make was the Daytona 500 when he was unable to finish well enough in his qualification race to advance.

Even with solid qualification efforts, Bowman was able to improve in a majority of his races. His best result came on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway of Talladega with a 16th, but he also had a pair of top-20s at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Alex Bowman (#7 Nikko RC/Toy State Chevrolet SS) finished 26th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Tommy Baldwin Racing driver started 33rd in the lineup and completed 265 laps of the 267-lap event. Bowman, who competed in 35 of the season's 36 races, closed out the season 33rd in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Alex Bowman has hovered around the 30th-place mark in his past two Phoenix International Raceway races. He was 32nd last fall and 30th this spring.

Unfortunately one of these finishes was an improvement of five spots from his qualification effort and the other was a four-position loss, so he cannot be expected to earn positive place-differential points. That will keep him from being a great fantasy value.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Alex Bowman, the 22-year-old racer from Tucson, Ariz., will drive nine NASCAR XFINITY Series races for JR Motorsports in the No. 88 Chevrolet next season.

Bowman becomes the fourth driver named to the lineup of JRM’s No. 88 "All-Star" car for 2016, joining Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne. The primary sponsor for Bowman’s races will be announced at a later date. With the addition of Bowman, the No. 88 team’s driver roster now accounts for 19 of 33 races.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:37:00 PM

Alex Bowman has been running at the end of all three of his previous Martinsville Speedway attempts. His best effort ended in a 29th last fall—10 laps off the pace.

Bowman has completed 95 percent of the laps available in those three races. The only way to improve on a rhythm track is to stay on track until the checkers wave. Bowman has been running at the end of all three races despite sustaining crash damage in his first two attempts.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Alex Bowman has made six starts on the restrictor-plate, superspeedways of Talladega SuperSpeedway and Daytona International Speedway; he has sustained crash damage in four of those races.

The good news is that his damage was light enough on three occasions that he managed to finish on the lead lap, which contributed to a 13th in the 2014 Coke Zero 400, a 16th in the 2015 Geico 500, and a 24th in the 2015 Coke Zero 400. He could be a reasonably strong value especially if he qualifies poorly. Bowman has finished better than he started in all but one plate race.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 03:58:00 PM

In three starts at Dover International Speedway, Alex Bowman has gotten progressively stronger and not by a small margin. He finished 40th after getting involved in an accident in June 2014, improved to 34th that fall, and was 20th this May.

All of Bowman’s starts have been in the 30s, so his 35th-place on the grid should not hinder his effort. A top-20 in unlikely and the streak of improvements will end, but Bowman could finish somewhere in the 20s and that will make him a good value.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:13:00 AM

If this year’s previous attempts on short, flat tracks are an indication, Alex Bowman will struggle to finish in the top 30. In five previous events his best result was a 30th at Phoenix International Raceway in the 500 and that was his only result in that range.

Bowman’s worst short, flat track finish came at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the 5-Hour Energy 301. He finished 71 laps off the pace in 42nd. His average on these courses is a modest 35.6.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Last year Alex Bowman finished 35th in the 400 after starting 37th. This year he should be able to finish a little better and that could make him a good—or at least consistent—value at Chicagoland Speedway.

Four of Bowman’s six similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track starts this season have ended in results better than 35th. The two races in which he did not finish that well were because of mechanical issues.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Alex Bowman will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

Bowman joins primary driver Cole Custer, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as drivers of JRM’s No. 00 entry in 2015. AT MICHIGAN: Bowman has made six starts at Michigan between Sprint Cup, XFINITY Series (NXS) and ARCA competition. His best finish was a runner-up showing in an ARCA event in 2012.-JR Motorsports
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 08:36:00 PM