Hendrick Motorsports offers Alex Bowman health update


Alex Bowman will miss the next three Cup Series races.

Hendrick Motorsports has made an important announcement for Alex Bowman. The team revealed that he will miss three more races while recovering from a concussion at Texas Motor Speedway.

HMS announced the news on October 12. The Cup Series team noted that Bowman underwent an evaluation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center earlier today. After Bowman met Dr. Michael Collins, the decision was made to keep him on the sidelines at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway.

“We have an enormous amount of respect for all employees at UPMC,” said Jeff Andrews, president and general manager of Hendrik Motorsports. “Our priority remains Alex’s long-term recovery and health, and we will follow the plan recommended by Dr. Collins and his team. We are not looking beyond the next three races and will be assessing plans for the end of the season as the event approaches.”

Noah Gregson will continue to be 48

Alex Bowman

GTAlex Bowman (front) driving at the Phoenix Raceway.

With HMS announcing that Bowman will miss the next three races, the team will now switch to its replacement driver. Noah Gregson will continue to do double duty while driving the #48 Ally Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

Gragson made two starts for HMS – Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Roval. He finished 19th in a relatively clean high-speed race and then 23rd in the Roval. Although Gregson was seventh with three laps left before Austin Sendrick chased after him in Michael McDowell.

Gragson remaining as a replacement driver means that Kaulig Racing’s lineup will change as well. He was scheduled to drive the #16 Chevrolet in the remaining four Cup Series races. Now AJ Allmendinger will at least take over the trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway while Gragson replaces Bowman.


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