Alex Bowman will be out of the No. 48 entry for the next 3-4 weeks following a sprint car crash on Tuesday.
Bowman suffered a compression fracture in an accident Tuesday evening while racing at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Currently Bowman has the best average finish though the first 10 races in 2023.
Filling in for Bowman will be Josh Berry. Recently Berry filled in for Chase Elliott in five Cup Series races while he was out after a snowboarding injury. Berry is a full-time competitor in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports.
“We’re relieved Alex is home, in good spirits and getting world-class treatment,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Giving him ample time and the foremost resources to heal is our top priority. He’s having a tremendous season, and the No. 48 is at the top of its game. We know what Josh is capable of in the race car and that Blake (Harris, crew chief) and the team will continue operating at a high level until Alex is ready to return. He has our full, unequivocal support.”
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Bowman let fans know on Wednesday that he was ok following the incident.
“First, I want to let everyone know I’m feeling ok,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “My focus is now on healing and resting. Being out of the car is never an update any driver wants to make. I’m thankful to Josh Berry and Hendrick Motorsports for stepping up to the plate and I know the entire Ally Racing team will give it their all these next few weeks.
“I’ll be doing everything I can at home to help the team and ensure my recovery is as quick as possible to get back in the 48 car soon.”