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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The young JR Motorsports driver made great use of his part-time schedule in NASCAR's top division last season. Bowman made 10 starts in relief of medically-sidelined Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet. In those efforts he claimed his first-career pole position (Phoenix), his first Top-10 finishes (Chicago, Kansas and Phoenix) and actually dropped jaws wide open with his dominating 194-laps led from the pole performance at Phoenix late last season. Bowman also made some part-time starts for JR Motorsports' Xfinity Series team, claiming seven Top-10 finishes in just nine starts. While the only Monster Energy Cup Series plans to this point is for Bowman to race one of the Hendrick cars in the season-opening Clash at Daytona exhibition race, there are no current plans for him to compete at NASCAR's top level. Although he is a young face to watch closely as a door could open any day for this talented youngster.
This team was one of the more successful multi-driver lineups in the Xfinity Series last year. Harvick grabbed two wins for the team, and the other drivers all combined to nab 19 Top-10 finishes in the No. 88 Chevrolet last season. The lineup and starts should remain much the same in 2016, but gone is Ben Rhodes and Josh Berry, and in are Bowman and Elliott. The strong only get stronger in this sense. With this driver lineup of experience and youthful skill, we expect more wins in the upcoming season and more Top 10’s. Earnhardt failed to reach victory lane in his four starts last year, and that should certainly change this year. Bowman should make 9 starts for this team this season.
Signed with RAB Racing in January 2013 to drive the No. 99 Toyota and race for the Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series. Bowman was the 2012 Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Series after four victories and a fourth-place finish in the standings of that series.
More Fantasy News
Poor Finish at Talladega
Bowman crashed late in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 and eventually finished 33rd at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
Top-5 Finish at Charlotte
Bowman finished fourth in the Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Eighth at Bristol
Chase Elliott led the way for the organization and led the entire field on more than one occasion before taking the checkered flag third. Bowman and Jimmie Johnson were the next teammates to the checkered flag, crossing the finish line back-to-back in eighth and ninth, respectively, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Contract and Sponsor Extension
Nationwide has extended its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new two-year agreement that will increase its majority sponsorship of Bowman and the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team to 20 races per season beginning in 2019, Hendrick Motorsports PR reports.
Third at Pocono Raceway
Bowman finished third in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.