Alex Bowman will drive the No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday June 13th.
Alex Bowman has been seesawing on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. He finished 23rd at Atlanta Motor Speedway and 33rd at Texas, but had mechanical failures at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway to finish last.
Alex Bowman has made three starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. All of his results ended in a "3."
Alex Bowman was involved in an incident in three of the four plate races he ran last year. This spring, he failed to race his way into the Daytona 500 and is still looking for enough experience to make him an acceptable fantasy value.
Fantasy players should not be surprised if Alex Bowman qualifies in the mid-20s this week; that is where he started both Richmond races in 2014. He fell back from his starting spot in both events and finished 28th in the spring and 38th in the fall driving for BK Racing.
In his two starts at Bristol last year, Alex Bowman finished exactly 32nd both times despite qualifying 33rd in the spring and 27th in the fall
Alex Bowman suffered a broken finger on Wednesday, but it will not keep him from competing this week according to NBC’s Daniel McFadin.
Alex Bowman has suffered a blown engine in two of his last three starts on one of NASCAR’s similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He retired on lap 28 at Vegas this spring in Tommy Baldwin’s car and exited on lap 245 of last fall’s AAA Texas 500 with BK Racing.
Alex Bowman showed a lot of promise in the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing ride at Atlanta. He was forced to take a provisional after failing to clear tech in time to make a qualification lap, but he surged to 22nd before the end of the day. He blew an engine the next week and finished last. Since then, his best result was a 30th at Phoenix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Bowman posted the fastest single lap in the fourth practice session for the Daytona 500. His top speed way 200.495 mph.