Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Alex Bowman is a native of Tucson, Arizona. Bowman started his racing career on short tracks in Arizona and California at age 7, driving quarter midget cars before advancing to USAC but his infatuation with cars and speed started long before that. Growing up immersed in the car culture, Bowman has a passion for cars whether he is tricking out a “Bucket List” car, working on his next drift car project or working on racecars. He likes his stock cars low, light and to the left but prefers to have all of his cars low and his iPod is filled with Electronic Dance Music. If it is up to Bowman, he would be drifting on the NASCAR off weekends.
At the age of 17, Bowman moved to full-bodied stock car racing. Bowman drove in select races in the Pro Cup Series in 2010, before moving to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for 2011. Bowman finished sixth in series points, winning Rookie of the Year. Bowman also competed in two ARCA Racing Series events during 2011 at Madison International Speedway and Kansas Speedway winning both events. He moved full-time to ARCA for 2012 as a development driver for Penske Racing winning races at Salem Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Iowa Speedway over the course of the year.
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. Bowman finished sixth in series points, winning Rookie of the Year.
2013: Finished 11th in NASCAR XFINITY Series points, capturing two poles.
2012: ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year with series-best wins (four), poles (six).
2011: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year.
2011: Won both starts in ARCA Racing Series.
YEAR-BY-YEAR NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RECAP
2014: Finished 35th in series points. … Concluded first season sixth in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. … Competed for BK Racing. … Best finish, 13th at Daytona-2. … Best start, 14th at Talladega-2. … Average finish of 32.6. … Average start of 33.0. … Remained running at the finish of 30 races.
OTHER RACING HISTORY In 2014, made three NASCAR XFINITY Series starts. … In 2013, Started 32 of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series events, capturing two top fives, six top 10s and two Coors Light Poles. … In 2012, recorded four wins, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes en route to claiming ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year honors and fourth in the championship, tying champion Chris Buescher for most wins (four) and winning a series-best six poles. Also started four XFINITY Series races. … In 2011, won twice in two ARCA starts. … Won NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year with four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. … Also made two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West starts, both top-10 finishes including a second-place showing at Phoenix-2. … In 2010, suffered a broken clavicle and a rib injury in a USAC midget crash but returned to make two Rev-Oil Pro Cup starts and a late model start. … Won the inaugural 2009 DMS Driver Challenge in California, qualifying him to make starts in both the USAC National and Western Midget championships, winning the USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year. … In 2008, won the USAC National Focus Midget championship and the California Dirt Focus Midget championship on the strength of 11 USAC Focus Midget wins. … Began racing quarter midgets in 2000 at age seven, collecting nine quarter midget national championships and 165 feature wins through 2006.