Bowman Back In The 88 Saddle At Michigan
Alex Bowman slid into the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car in Loudon, N.H last month. He’s back in the car this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
With Dale Earnhardt Jr. still not physically ready to drive the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and with Jeff Gordon not available to sit in, Alex Bowman will get another shot at driving one of the top rides in Sprint Cup this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Bowman filled in for Earnhardt, who has been grounded by concussion-like symptoms at New Hampshire in July. He was doing pretty well, too, as he spent large chunks of the race running in the top 10.
But a crash ended up resulting in a 26th-place finish.
The next weekend, Gordon came out of retirement to take the 88 car. He drove at Indianapolis, Pocono, Watkins Glen and Bristol. Gordon, who will return to the 88 seat next weekend, had his best finish a week ago at Bristol. He was 11th.
This weekend’s start will be Bowman’s 73 in Cup. He spent the 2014 season with BK Racing and and the 2015 season with Tommy Baldwin Racing.
On Friday at Michigan, Bowman met with the media for a press conference. The following is a transcript of that press conference: Read the full story »