Alex Bowman Provides Critical Support To Animal Shelters
Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman is in the middle of a career year, notching three wins and a two-year contract extension. He has also spent a lot of time providing crucial financial support to animal shelters across the country.
Ally Financial, Bowman’s main sponsor in the NASCAR Cup Series, pledged to donate $ 1,000 to Best Friends Animal Society-affiliated shelters in racing markets during the 2021 season. Bowman matches donations to increase the amount of money helping animals. Additionally, the sponsor donates $ 10,000 to a local shelter each time Bowman reaches Victory Lane in the No. 48 Ally Racing Chevrolet Camaro.
Bowman won three races in the 2021 season. He first reached Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway on April 18 before adding wins at Dover International Speedway (May 16) and Pocono Raceway (June 26). These results provided an additional $ 30,000 to animal shelters.
“It’s awesome,” Bowman told Heavy in an interview on Tuesday, Sept. 14. “Working with Ally has been so much fun. Obviously, partnering up with Best Friends and donating to a shelter on every race track we go to is cool. It’s just neat to have a partner like Ally who does. is passionate about things similar to what excites me.
Bowman didn’t just hand over checks to shelters
The driver of # 48 was more “hands-on” with his approach to supporting shelters across the country. In addition to helping Ally provide crucial funds, he has also been to a wide variety of animal shelters to spend time with the animals and highlight those in need of adoption.
“I got to go to shelters and hang out with animals, which was really cool,” Bowman continued. “I met a lot of really cool people because of it. It’s really cool to be a part of it. There are a lot of pets that need a home, and I feel like obviously we’re just scratching the surface and making a little difference. But any difference is better than nothing.
As Bowman explained in the interview, his passion for animals stems from an important decision he made earlier in his life. He adopted a dog named Roscoe, who is “rude and old,” at the age of 19 and immediately entered the world of raising a rescue animal. Almost a decade later, Roscoe is a key figure in Bowman’s life and the inspiration for these fundraising efforts.
Bowman aims to add even more donations
The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet once helped deliver three separate $ 10,000 checks to shelters in NASCAR markets, but he’s far from done. Bowman aims to win again before the end of the 2021 season and increase his donations.
The first race of the program takes place at Bristol Motor Speedway, a track where he has never won before. Bowman has two top-10s and a fifth-place finish in 2018, but he will fight for his first career short track victory on Saturday, September 18 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network).
The other races on the program take place on tracks where Bowman has performed well. He has finished in the top five twice at Charlotte Roval, one at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, two at Kansas Speedway and one at Talladega Superspeedway. It also has four combined top 10 standings on the final two tracks on the program – Martinsville and Phoenix.
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