HomeSportsNASCAR's Alex Bowman suffers fractured vertebra in race

NASCAR’s Alex Bowman suffers fractured vertebra in race

Published on

spot_img


NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Alex Bowman will miss three to four weeks after fracturing a vertebra in a sprint car event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Bowman was treated at a hospital following the crash, but Bowman is “OK,” he says.

“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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 23, 2023 in Talladega, Alabama. (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

“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.” 

“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.”

Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, enters his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 22, 2023 in Talladega, Alabama. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

TONI BREIDINGER TO HIT NASCAR TRUCK SERIES WITH VICTORIA’S SECRET SPONSORSHIP, POISED TO MAKE HISTORY

Bowman was off to a hot start this season, earning six top-10 finishes in the first 10 races this season. He is currently in ninth place in the Cup Series standings.

Alex Bowman greeting fans

Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, greets fans as he walks onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 23, 2023 in Talladega, Alabama.  (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Bowman finished in 13th place at the GEICO 500 at Talladega this past Sunday.



Source link

Latest articles

Iowa star Caitlin Clark to play in Pro-Am alongside PGA’s Zach Johnson

Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark is a self-proclaimed golf enthusiast. In July, the...

Microsoft pens AI cloud computing deal with former Ethereum miner CoreWeave: CNBC

Microsoft has reportedly signed a deal with former Ethereum miner CoreWeave to use its...

Djokovic irked by booing during French Open win

PARIS -- Novak Djokovic makes no secret of the way he loves to...

Churchill Downs slate relocated after 12 deaths

Katherine Terrell, ESPN Staff WriterJun 2, 2023, 05:39 PM ETCloseCovered the NFL since...

More like this

Iowa star Caitlin Clark to play in Pro-Am alongside PGA’s Zach Johnson

Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark is a self-proclaimed golf enthusiast. In July, the...

Microsoft pens AI cloud computing deal with former Ethereum miner CoreWeave: CNBC

Microsoft has reportedly signed a deal with former Ethereum miner CoreWeave to use its...

Djokovic irked by booing during French Open win

PARIS -- Novak Djokovic makes no secret of the way he loves to...