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Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman
Bowman at Road America in 2013
Born (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Awards 2011 K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year
2012 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
36 races run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 23 (BK Racing)
First race 2014 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
38 races run over 3 years
Car no., team No. 80 (Hattori Racing Enterprises)
No. 5 (JR Motorsports)
2013 position 11th
Best finish 11th (2013)
First race 2012 Dollar General 300 (Joliet)
Last race 2014 DAV 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 2
Statistics current as of November 16, 2014.

Alex Bowman (born April 25, 1993) is an American stock car racing driver. He has competed in the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series, finishing 11th in the latter series' 2013 standings. Currently, he drives the No. 23 Toyota Camry for BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Motorsports career results 2
    • NASCAR 2.1
      • Sprint Cup Series 2.1.1
      • Nationwide Series 2.1.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Career

Bowman's 2010 Pro Cup car
Bowman's 2013 Nationwide Series car

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Bowman started his racing career on short tracks in Arizona and California at age 7,[1] driving quarter midget cars in United States Auto Club (USAC) competition before, at the age of 17, moving to full-bodied stock car racing.[2] In February 2010 Bowman was injured in an accident during a USAC race, suffering a fractured clavicle and rib.[3]

Bowman drove in selected races in the Pro Cup Series in 2010, before moving to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with X Team Racing for 2011.[2] Bowman finished sixth in series points, winning Rookie of the Year.[4]

Bowman also competed in two ARCA Racing Series events during 2011 for Venturini Motorsports, at Madison International Speedway and Kansas Speedway, winning both events.[5] He moved full-time to ARCA for 2012 for Cunningham Motorsports as a development driver for Penske Racing,[1] winning races at Salem Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Iowa Speedway over the course of the year.[6]

Also in 2012, Bowman made his debut at the national level of NASCAR competition, driving for Turner Motorsports in the Nationwide Series at Chicagoland Speedway.[7] He finished 17th in his debut race;[8] he also drove for RAB Racing in the Nationwide Series at Kentucky Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway,[9] and for Turner at Dover International Speedway, towards the end of 2012.[10]

In January 2013, it was announced that Bowman would be running the full Nationwide Series season for RAB in 2013, competing for Rookie of the Year honors.[11] He would win his first career Nationwide pole at the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas.[12] Bowman would win another pole at Texas later in the season, but was released by the team prior to the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[13] Bowman ended the season with six top-tens in 32 starts.[14]

In January 2014, Bowman tested for BK Racing as part of Preseason Thunder before the 2014 Daytona 500 in the No. 83.[15] On January 20, the team announced his hiring for the No. 23 car for 2014, running the full 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for Rookie of the Year.[16] During the season, the success of Josh Wise's Dogecoin-sponsored car prompted a sponsorship effort[17] to fund a Bitcoin-sponsored car at Atlanta for Bowman with a goal of raising $100,000.[18] The goal was subsequently dropped to $25,000,[19] but failed to raise enough funding.[20]

Bowman returned to the Nationwide Series driving the No. 80 for Hattori Racing Enterprises at Dover,[21] while driving the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevy at Charlotte[22] and Phoenix.[23]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

() (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series

Nationwide Series

* Season in progress.
1 Ineligible for series championship points.

References

  1. ^ a b Hansen, Greg (January 4, 2012). "Local teen is on the fast track to stardom".  
  2. ^ a b "NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Racer Alex Bowman". K&N Filters. 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alex Bowman Condition Update". United States Auto Club. February 27, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Year In Review: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East".  
  5. ^ "Bowman hopes to go 3-for-3 on ARCA".  
  6. ^ "Alex Bowman - 2012 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  7. ^ Hansen, Greg (September 11, 2012). "Tucsonan Alex Bowman is living NASCAR dream at top speed". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, AZ. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tucson's Bowman takes 17th in NASCAR Nationwide debut". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, AZ. September 16, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Alex Bowman, No. 99 Penserra Securities/ Allegiant Air Toyota Camry, Kentucky Preview". RAB Racing via SpeedwayMedia. September 20, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  10. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (September 11, 2012). "September 2012 Nationwide Series News". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bowman Will Try For Rookie Of The Year". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bowman wins Nationwide pole at Texas". Yahoo! Sports. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Alex Bowman out at RAB Racing". Yardbarker. Fox Sports. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ Gluck, Jeff (April 8, 2014). "12 Questions with NASCAR rookie Alex Bowman".  
  15. ^ "SPRINT CUP DRIVER ROSTER FOR PRESEASON THUNDER".  
  16. ^ Estrada, Chris (January 20, 2014). "Cup: Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex confirmed at BK Racing". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ Cuthberthson, Anthony (July 25, 2014). "Cryptocurrency Round-Up: Bitcoin vs Dogecoin in Nascar and Ecuador Paves Way for National Cryptocoin".  
  18. ^ Hofman, Adam (July 24, 2014). "NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Alex Bowman Embraces Bitcoin and Announces Support for Bitcoin Crowdfunding Effort". Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ "There is Still a Chance to Support Alex Bowman and the First Bitcoin Themed Car". BK Racing. August 19, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Bitcoin23 & NASCAR".  
  21. ^ "2014 Nationwide Series Team Chart".  
  22. ^ Winningham, Brett (October 2, 2014). "NASCAR NNS: JR Motorsports Signs Alex Bowman for Charlotte". Rubbing's Racing. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  23. ^ Eddinger, Mark (October 30, 2014). "Mackena Bell Set for Nationwide Debut; Alex Bowman and Scott Lagasse Jr Pick up Rides". Sports Media 101. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 

External links

  • Alex Bowman driver statistics at Racing-Reference
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