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NNS: JR Motorsports Signs Alex Bowman for Charlotte


JOPLIN, Mo. — JR Motorsports announced Thursday that Alex Bowman will pilot the No. 5 Chevrolet next weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Bowman, who races for BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be racing in the Nationwide Series for the second time of 2014. His previous start came at the Dover International Speedway where he finished 19th in the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Ford. He will have primary sponsorship from DirtyMoRadio. It’ll be the first time ever that Bowman has driven for JR Motorsports.

Bowman started in all but one Nationwide Series race last season with RAB Racing, which was the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished the year with two top-five and six top-10 finishes. Bowman has a total of 37 starts.

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About Brett Winningham

Brett Winningham is a Contributing Writer in the NASCAR department at Rubbings Racing and can be followed on Twitter at @NASCAR_BRETT. A native of Joplin, Missouri, Winningham covers multiple NASCAR events in the midwest each season.

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