Aug 17, 2014; Brooklyn, MI, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Alex Bowman during the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Getting to Know the New Kids: #23 Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman has been racing since he was seven years old. He started in quarter midget cars and then gradually moved up to full size stock cars when he was 17.

He’s a native of Tucson, Arizona and started his career racing on short tracks in Arizona an California.

Born in April of 1993 he is at an age that most folks who’ve watched racing for years would consider him a Gillette Young Gun. Well I suppose those of us who still pine for the good ol’ glory days of Winston Cup would.

He’s been in the sport for quite a while in relation to his age but only just beginning what all his fans are hoping will be a long and lustrous career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup World.

He’s already had several ups and downs in the racing world. In 2010 he was injured in a wreck while driving where he fractured both his clavicle and a rib. Not a fun experience, I’m positive.

That being said he’s also had some really awesome successes. After healing up from his injuries he moved to NASCAR K & N Pro Series East where he earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2011.

While racing in the Nationwide Series he was able to capture six top 10 finishes and two poles which certainly isn’t too shabby for a season.

He finished 11th in the point standings last year in the Nationwide Series.
He was even tested out as a possible driver for the #83 this season. Instead the same team, picked he and two other newbies up to start fill out their team.

This year he will be racing with his Rookie of the Year contender teammates Cole Whitt and Ryan Truex. He is the driver of the #23 Toyota Camry for BK Racing.

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