Alex Bowman Leads Chevy Brigade with Seventh-Place Run

It was a solid, gratifying day for Alex Bowman, who took over the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season. Continue reading

Alex Bowman may be Forced to Embrace his Nickname

Alex Bowman, the driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in Victory Lane after winning the pole award for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

Alex Bowman has never liked the nickname “Bowman the Showman.”

Not one to try to hog the limelight, Bowman would rather be known for his prowess on the race track, but he acknowledges that his soubriquet has already gained traction. Continue reading

Alex Bowman Driving the No. 88 for Hendrick Motorsports in 2018

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One year after his impressive debut with Hendrick Motorsports, the team has named Alex Bowman full-time driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series with a 19-race majority sponsorship from Nationwide beginning in 2018. Continue reading

Dale Earnhardt Jr Goes for First Win of Season at ‘Dega

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Sean Gardner/Getty Images

No active driver boasts more wins at Talladega Superspeedway wins than Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s six.

In fact, only one competitor claims more victories at the 2.66-mile behemoth overall – his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, who amassed ten victories there. Continue reading

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wanted to Step Away on his Own Terms, Announces 2017 will be Final Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. answers questions from the media during a press conference to announce his retirement from NASCAR after the 2017 season at the Hendrick Motorsports Team Center on April 25, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo – Mike Comer/Getty Images

More than anything, Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to be the master of his own destiny.

In announcing his retirement from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing on Tuesday at the Hendrick Motorsports campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, Earnhardt described his primary motivation during months of physically and emotionally exhausting rehabilitation from a concussion that sidelined him from the final 18 races of the 2016 season. Continue reading