‘On the Hot Seat: Alex Bowman’ is the third part in a series of articles that examine drivers who may be in a different spot next season. Their situation may be due to contract prospects, developments in the sport, or evolving interests.
The 2021 season marks the fourth full-time year that Alex Bowman is driving for Hendrick Motorsports. His NASCAR Cup career began in 2014 as a driver for BK Racing. He then went to Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2015 season. Bowman’s big break came in 2016 when Hendrick Motorsports needed a driver to share the seat of the No. 88 with Jeff Gordon.
NASCAR Cup drivers are streaking toward the ‘Best Season Ever’ with different winners in every race this season to date. Can they keep the streak alive for the next six races and beyond to break records and make history?
Three weeks in and the fireworks continued on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After wins from Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell to start the season, of course, Chris Buescher would spoil the party and dominate the first stage. Buescher would end up slipping back into the field midway through the second stage, but William Byron would take over, winning the second stage and leading over 100 laps for a statement win at the 1.5-miler. There wasn’t much movement at the top of the rankings this week, but the middle and bottom saw some big shakeups.
William Byron earns his first win of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway on Sunday night.
The NASCAR Cup Series remains in Florida one more week for Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is always a highly anticipated race with action across the track. It did not disappoint on Sunday afternoon as fans witnessed multiple strategies play out for good and bad. Many drivers were strong early and faded from contention throughout the race, and many drivers struggled early before coming to fruition late in the race.