After doing exit interviews for Sprint Cup Series drivers in 2013, we're turning the tables. We want the drivers to sell themselves. So here are the resumés for all full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers in 2014. Then, at the end, we'll provide a summation of the driver's season in 150 words or less.
Name: Alex Bowman
NASCAR Experience: 39 Nationwide Series starts, 36 Sprint Cup Series starts
Most recent team: BK Racing
Most recent season finish: 35th
2014 accomplishments: Gained valuable experience in first full-season in the Sprint Cup Series after driving for RAB Racing in the Nationwide Series in 2013. Was running at the finish in 30 of 36 Sprint Cup Series races with a highest finish of 13th at the July Daytona race. Highest non-restrictor plate finish was 22nd at Fontana in April, one of only three lead-lap finishes all season.
Most memorable moment: Well, there's this:
Strengths: Just 21, there's a lot of time ahead. Can qualify up front when given fast equipment. Had two poles in the Nationwide Series in 2013 and qualified in the top 10 twice in three starts for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series in 2014.
2015 goals: Another full-time ride in the Cup Series with the chance to run at the lead lap more often. A good Xfinity Series opportunity to run for wins will also be considered.
FTM's Take: Bowman was the lowest-ranking of all the drivers who ran 36 races in 2014. But there's something to be said for keeping your ride all year and the fact that Bowman made it through his first full season on an underfunded team. He's not ready for a major-caliber ride in the Cup Series, but there's nothing wrong with another year or two of running every week.
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