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CONCORD, N.C. – Last weekend was a momentous one for Alex Bowman.

His first race as the full-time driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

His first Daytona 500 as a member of Hendrick Motorsports

And he was set to start on the pole, no less.

There was a lot to take in before the race even began, including a meeting with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning. was there to chronicle it all in the leadup to Bowman taking the green flag for the 60th running of “The Great American Race.”

Take a look at the video above for unique insight into the life of a NASCAR Cup Series driver on a very important race day.