Media member who mocked Alex Bowman anxiety receives major backlash from NASCAR community

Media member who mocked Alex Bowman anxiety receives major backlash from NASCAR community

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Alex Bowman No.88 told his crew member he wasn’t feeling well during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff event with a spot in the next playoff round in jeopardy.

For most supporters, it was not only understandable for Bowman to have anxiety, but also admirable he was open to sharing it with others.

A well known NASCAR media member, decided Bowman’s mental health should something joked about. He created an #AnxietyAlex hashtag via Twitter. Each of the three times he used the nickname, he ended up to receive some major backlash from the racing community.

Motorsports.com editor Jim Utter blocked a wave of critics to his remarks from accessing his account but has left up the tweets for several hours after posting.

Alex Bowman did eventually, advanced to the Round of 8 with a strong finish to the Bank of America ROVAL 400. however, even if he’d faltered down the stretch, the jokes about his mental health would have been a disgrage.

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Bowman stated after the race that his anxiety had calmed: “With the race team that (Rick Hendrick) has given me and put me with, all the resources we have, I feel like it was pretty necessary to make the Round of 8,” Bowman told reporters of his experience in the car on Sunday. “It means a lot to me and I put a lot of pressure on myself to make that happen.”


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