Alex Bowman

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Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman Road America 2013.jpg
Bowman at Road America in 2013
Born (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993 (age 20)
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
8 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Car no., team No. 23 (BK Racing)
First race 2014 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
36 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
2013 position 11th
Best finish 11th (2013)
First race 2012 Dollar General 300 (Joliet)
Last race 2013 ServiceMaster 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 2
Statistics current as of April 12, 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.

Career[edit]

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]

In January 2014, Bowman tested for BK Racing as part of Preseason Thunder before the 2014 Daytona 500 in the No. 83.[14] 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.[15]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hansen, Greg (January 4, 2012). "Local teen is on the fast track to stardom". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, AZ. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  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". WMGT-TV. Macon, GA. January 3, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bowman hopes to go 3-for-3 on ARCA". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Daytona Beach, FL. February 14, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  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. ^ "SPRINT CUP DRIVER ROSTER FOR PRESEASON THUNDER". NASCAR. January 7, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  15. ^ Estrada, Chris (January 20, 2014). "Cup: Alex Bowman, Ryan Truex confirmed at BK Racing". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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