Following a thrilling third-place finish during The Clash at Daytona International Speedway where he filled in for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Alex Bowman was left out of a ride for the remainder of Speedweeks. Bowman will have another fill-in job at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but this time, it’s in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Bowman will drive the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing in place of 17-year-old Justin Haley. Haley, last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, will drive the No. 24 for the remainder of the year beginning at Martinsville Speedway, but is still too young to drive at tracks like Daytona and Atlanta.
For Bowman, it’s yet another great opportunity for a talented driver in top notch equipment. Bowman lit the world on fire replacing injured Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last season. He nearly won at Phoenix International Raceway after leading 194 of 324 laps.
As of now, Bowman has no additional plans for the season, but a job well done at Atlanta could lead to more races for the 23-year-old.