Alex Bowman to miss three more races; NASCAR sends teams design updates for Next Gen
In September, Alex Bowman spun at Texas Motor Speedway. He impacted the rear of his machine with the outside wall. Bowman has been absent from the car ever since.
Bowman has already missed Talladega and the Charlotte Roval. Now, he’ll add three more races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Martinsville Speedway.
Bowman’s impact looked minimal. Kurt Busch suffered a similar crash at Pocono Raceway, just a few weeks prior to Bowman’s incident, Busch also has not returned.
The safety issues, specifically with the rear of the Next Gen car have been highly covered. NASCAR has already gone to work to update the machine, sending an updated car design to teams this week.
NASCAR has offered to cover the cost of the updates to the cars. However, the updates won’t be put in place until the 2023 season.
Alex Bowman: Medical Update
“As much as I hoped to be back in the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet this weekend, I will not be returning to competition for the next three NASCAR Cup Series races,” Alex Bowman stated on Wednesday.
“I am continuing to focus my efforts on getting my health back to 100% so that I can return racing as soon as possible.”
“I know that Noah will continue to do a great job representing the No. 48 and I’ll be cheering him and the entire Ally Racing team on every lap.”
“Thank you again to everyone for the support I’ve received. It means so much to me.”