Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hometown Boy, Alex Bowman Will Take the Green From 4th Position

Hometown Boy, Alex Bowman Will Take the Green From 4th Position
Alex Bowman, of nearby Tucson, Arizona, couldn’t be happier to return "home" this weekend.

His showing at Phoenix in 2016 while substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet is a large reason he earned the full-time job in 2018, replacing the now-retired Earnhardt.

In that race two years ago, Bowman won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole position, led 194 of the 324 laps and finished in sixth-place – all still career highs for the 25-year-old driver in his maiden season at the championship Hendrick organization.

ISM Raceway has always been a productive venue for Bowman, who last year started fifth and finished eighth in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. Prior to that, an 18-year-old Bowman led 23 laps and finished runner-up in a 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series race on the track.

“It’s always fun to come home,” Bowman said. “It’s definitely an enjoyable trip. I really enjoy this racetrack, too. Pretty successful here – wish we could close races a little better here. We have run really well here in the Xfinity Series and in the Cup Series, just never been able to close one out. Hopefully, that all changes this weekend.”

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