Alex Bowman has gone on to mention that he isn’t really sure just yet about his preparations for Martinsville. In the race at Kansas, he had finished third, after finishing sixth and fourth in the first two stages.
There are 3 spots still up for grabs for the final race at Phoenix. Bowman, whose top priority was to make the playoffs, said, “I’ll let you know when I find out if I get my sim-time back that I was supposed to have this afternoon.”
The Hendrick Motorsports driver mentioned that he isn’t really missing out on anything much other than his routine afternoon time on the simulator.
“I feel like I can do all my normal prep work here, so as far as being prepared I’m not really missing on anything aside from the time that I was going to spend on the simulator this afternoon,” he added.
The race, important from Bowman’s point-of-view, has found it hard to get going. Heavy rain and mist have seen it being postponed for back-to-back days.
Bowman usually spends good 2-3 hours on the simulator as a routine. However, he isn’t really sure if he will be able to get a session in now. “Hopefully we get home and I can get back on the simulator but the schedules are hard to get and put out like way in advance.
“I doubt that I’ll get back in it, that’s definitely a bummer,” he further expressed.
Alex Bowman, who was “bummed” after his 3rd spot finish at Kansas, knew the races at Texas and Martinsville are going to be important.
The #88 Chevrolet Camaro driver has been super consistent going into the playoff races. Incidentally, this was the first time he was in the Round of 8 playoffs in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Bowman has had a total of 209 points in the playoffs, which is 4th highest in all. He also has had the 5th best average running position of 10.2.
The 26-year-old’s 4 top-10 finishes are only the third among the drivers with the highest number of Top-10s in this season. An average of 26 points per race only speaks to how consistent he has been this season.
The race at Texas has seen two days of postponement already. With the weather looking good for Wednesday and Thursday, we are hopeful of getting a result. Alex Bowman will, however, like to seal it here and go to Martinsville tension free.