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CONCORD, N.C. -- At the start of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, with Alex Bowman set to climb behind the wheel of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to kick off his first season with Hendrick Motorsports, a very special guest was in attendance.

Two-time Super Bowl-champion quarterback Peyton Manning visited with the No. 88 team and provided some words of encouragement as the group embarked on a new season.

Now, with the regular season at an end and Bowman and the No. 88 team in the playoffs, Manning sent a new message to his Nationwide teammate.

Take a look back at Manning's visit with Bowman and the No. 88 team before this year's Daytona 500 in the video below.