DAYTONA, Fla. – It’s been a big week for Alex Bowman.
But before he headed to Daytona International Speedway for this weekend’s race, he made sure to commemorate the win with one more item – a brand-new car.
“I got to drive a Camaro ZL1 at the Milford Proving Grounds last year,” Bowman explained. “I’ve always been a Corvette guy, so I almost didn’t want to like it, and I fell in love with it. I’ve been thinking about getting one and then I drove one at Spring Mountain a couple of weeks ago, too. I said, ‘If I win a race, I’m going to get one.’”
It just so happens that he won a race.
Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick helped make the purchase even smoother by providing some transportation to the dealership – Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.
“I had a little road-trip to Wilmington to get one and bring it back,” he smiled. “That was a lot of fun. Thanks Mr. H for letting me take the helicopter to Wilmington to buy a car; that was pretty neat. It was definitely faster there than the three-and-a-half-hour drive back, but it was a lot of fun. I got to buy it from Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, so, that was neat as well.”
Of course, the dealership selection caught the attention of the former driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had another idea as to where Bowman should’ve picked up his new ride.
Then again, Gordon though it was a perfectly fine decision.
All-in-all, it was a fun way for Bowman to cap a momentous week in his career.
“Now,” the driver said, “I just want to go win a bunch more.”