CONCORD, N.C. – Alex Bowman’s No. 88 Chevrolet will be flying around the racetrack this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
After all, it has butterflies on the hood.
On Tuesday, Bowman’s No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was unveiled with an assist from a very special helper.
Beck, a service dog at the hospital, took the cover off to reveal the light blue ride.
It marks the fourth consecutive year that Nationwide has provided its paint scheme to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to recognize the facility’s great work and to honor its patients.
The names of three patient champions will adorn the paint scheme, as well, with the patients and their families invited to the race as guests of Bowman and the No. 88 team this Saturday at Kentucky.
Bowman will don some new gear for the race, including some skeleton gloves to participate in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Driven to Give Gloves program. The initiative benefits the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which champions pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention.
Saturday’s race at Kentucky is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.