The new man behind the No. 88

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The new man behind the No. 88
The new man behind the No. 88

Bob Pockrass NASCAR • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com • 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year • More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Follow on Twitter A young-looking dude helped sell T-shirts beside the C.J. Leary car at the Chili Bowl midget nationals last month. The happy fans took their new shirts and found Leary to sign their new racing swag. Either those buying the shirts had no clue who sat behind the table or didn't care that the hands giving them their shirts are the same hands now steering Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s ride at Daytona International Speedway and beyond. Alex Bowman, who would win the Daytona 500 pole four weeks later, enjoyed the moment. "I can sit out there and sell C.J.

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