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Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 99 Toyota for RAB Racing in the Nationwide Series, is another one of the “young guns” making his way through the NASCAR ranks. Meet this Rookie of the Year candidate in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Alex Bowman was born April 25, 1993 in Tucson, Arizona. He began his racing career at age 7 in Arizona and California, driving quarter midgets; he eventually competed in USAC before moving into stock car racing at age 17.
- In 2010, Bowman competed part-time in the Pro Cup Series, then moved to NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East in 2011. Bowman finished sixth in points and won the Rookie of the Year title in the K&N series. He also raced in two ARCA Racing Series events for Venturini Motorsports in 2011, picking up wins in both races.
- Bowman moved into the ARCA Series full-time in 2012 with Cunningham Motorsports, winning four more races and finishing fourth in points. He made his top-tier NASCAR debut late in the season, running four Nationwide Series races – two for Turner Scott Motorsports and two for RAB Racing. He signed with RAB Racing for a full-time schedule in January 2013, and won his first Nationwide Series pole at Texas in April.
- Learn more about Bowman at his website, alexbowmanracing.com.