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.
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).
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.
Alex Bowman (No. 88 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro) finished 9th in Saturday night's Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond (VA) International Raceway.
Alex Bowman (No. 88 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro) has two previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Richmond International Raceway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Bowman has two previous starts at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with his best finish of seventh coming back in 2013.