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Team: BK Racing-23
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/25/1993

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Alex Bowman tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Nationwide Series Drive for the Cure at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The No. 5 Dirty Mo Radio Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 181.245 mph. No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 31 Dylan Kwasniewski, No. 20 Matt Kenseth and No. 54 Kyle Busch round out the top five of the 44 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge driven by Mike Harmon was the slowest in the final practice session. Oct 9 - 7:51 PM

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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.

"We had an opening in our car for Charlotte and an opening in Phoenix this year so they're excited about running Charlotte and if they can put some funding together for Phoenix," co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller said. "For us, our original business for JR Motorsports is to build that talent and send them to the next level. Alex had the opportunity to run in the Sprint Cup car this year. Being on the track every week is important so we're excited about him and his talent and hopefully seeing if we can put something together in the future with somebody like him."
Oct 3 - 1:24 PM

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.

Since employing progressive banking, Bristol is no longer a close comparative to Dover, but there are some similarities. Bowman showed an ability to navigate heavy traffic in the Irwin Tools Night Race and that should help him improve on his 40th-place finish from this spring’s FedEx 400 at Dover.
Sep 24 - 1:15 PM

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.

An average finish of about 35th on this track type limits his usefulness to fantasy players, but it gives the team a consistent set of notes from which to work and that could prove beneficial at the very end of the season when they return to the Lone Star state.
Sep 10 - 5:01 PM

Alex Bowman has struggled on short tracks this year. All four of his efforts ended outside the top 25.

There is a slight bit of good news, however. Richmond was the only time this year that he cracked the top 30 on a track less than a mile in length. That makes him a driver to watch, but he would need to have a perfect practice session to become a dark horse and get the start.
Sep 3 - 9:03 PM

Alex Bowman’s best flat track finish this season came at Richmond. He finished 28th after starting 24th.

Bowman stayed within two laps of the leader that afternoon. He was also one lap off the pace in Pocono’s first race and it is difficult to get a good finish in modern NASCAR without completing the distance.
Aug 1 - 9:20 PM

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.

Bowman has been relatively consistent with results hovering around the 30th-place mark on most track types. While this does not make him immediately fantasy relevant, it gives the team a solid set of notes from which to work and improve.
Jul 25 - 11:31 AM

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.

Unfortunately Bowman dipped back down into the 30s at New Hampshire the following week. So far this year, 63 percent of his starts have ended outside the top 30 and that makes him a difficult driver to start.
Jul 18 - 4:11 PM

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.

This is precisely how rookies should progress and it puts Bowman on the fantasy radar screen. If he finishes in the top 25 this week he could be fantasy relevant when the series returns to New Hampshire in September for the next races on this track type.
Jul 10 - 5:48 PM

Alex Bowman and the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 36th at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

After sustaining fender damage following an on-track incident just past the halfway point, Bowman was able to maintain his position to secure a 36th-place finish.-A2B Strategies LLC
Jun 30 - 11:22 AM

Alex Bowman and the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 28th at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night.

Competing as a Sunoco Rookie Contender, Bowman's 28th-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 marked his fourth top-30 finish of his rookie campaign.-A2B Strategies LLC
Apr 29 - 11:17 AM

Alex Bowman (No. 23 Toyota Camry) is the top rookie qualifier for the Sprint Cup STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

The lap speed of 98.661 mph was 19th fastest; best of the 2014 ROTY contenders attempting to qualify for Sunday’s race.
Mar 28 - 8:14 PM

BK Racing is proud to announce that the Mardi Gras colors of purple and gold for VooDoo BBQ & Grill will return as a continuing partner for the team’s two Toyota Camry’s fielded for Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Alex Bowman and Ryan Truex.

VooDoo BBQ & Grill served as the primary sponsor of the team’s No. 83 car at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2013. VooDoo BBQ & Grill opened its first location in New Orleans, LA on Mardi Gras Day 2002 and has expanded to reach 57 planned locations in six states. VooDoo serves competition-style barbecue beef, pork and chicken with unique side dishes, plus salads and sandwiches VooDoo currently has 16 locations in Louisiana, Florida and South Carolina.-BK Racing
Feb 7 - 10:23 AM

Alex Bowman is moving up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2014 season with BK Racing, the team announced on Monday.

He will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2014. Bowman will drive the No. 23 Toyota. The No. 23 car has been renumbered from what was the No. 93 car as BK Racing wanted to better align itself with long-time partner Dr. Pepper. The number 23 is synonymous with the regular Dr. Pepper’s original 23 flavors. Dave Winston will serve as Bowman’s crew chief,
Jan 20 - 11:44 PM

Alex Bowman sat in for David Reutimann in the No. 83 car during the December tests at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will be behind the wheel of the car this week in Florida.

Following his inaugural season in the BK Racing stable, Reutimann and the organization have agreed to part ways ahead of the upcoming 2014 campaign. The move comes just days before drivers are set to hit the track for Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway.
Jan 6 - 8:00 PM