For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
For Alex Bowman, Saturday night’s Clash will be his first race of the year. It could also be his last. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.
Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway in the 88 Chevy but after that, his driving schedule is all holes.
“I don’t know,” Bowman said when asked Friday what he would do after the conclusion of the Clash. “We’ve been talking about that quite a bit.
“I do have a couple of races, not in the Cup Series, but in some other stuff coming up. Excited about that I can’t really talk a whole lot about it, but I will be racing some stuff. Really, I will be hanging out at the shop and coming to the race track when I can just trying to be a sponge and learn as much as I can.”
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