Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 driver Alex Bowman has been unfortunate with injuries this season.
HMS are generally a sign of consistency in the Cup Series. They have won two of the last three Cup championships; Chase Elliott in 2020 and Kyle Larson in 2021.
Including these two Cup winners, the other two drivers, William Byron and Alex Bowman, also win Cup races every season. Byron stands out this season with three Cup wins while Larson follows him with two. However, things aren’t as pleasant for Elliott and Bowman who are still looking for their first win this season.
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But, these two drivers have been hindered by different injuries. Elliott missed six races due to a broken left tibia that he suffered in a March 3 snowboarding accident.
As for Bowman, he had a fractured vertebra in a sprint-car crash. He returned to racing in the Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. And just like Elliott, Bowman said that he would return to sprint car racing again given the time and opportunity.
“I love sprint car and midget racing. And honestly, I probably love working on those race cars and managing the team just as much as I do driving them. And I will get back to it at some point.
“I just don’t know when that point is gonna be. Like looking back at the last ten months, like missing five races last year, obviously that injury happened in a Cup car but it turned out in missing three races or four races this year. I can’t afford to miss anymore so definitely gonna focus more on the team ownership side of things for a while I think.”
“Yeah, I mean I’m gonna do it again someday. I’m not gonna let that beat me,” he relied when asked if he would return to Sprint car racing.
The injury could really hamper Bowman’s season as he missed three Cup races. However, injuries can happen in many situations and it shouldn’t stop drivers from doing what they like best.