In the spotlight this week: Rising Sprint Cup star Alex Bowman
What’s fun besides racing?
Alex Bowman: All car related stuff. I do a lot of building my own street cars, modifying stuff and stuff like that. I have a lot of friends who do the same stuff.
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Bowman: Probably a road trip through Europe; that would be a lot of fun.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Bowman: I don’t know about movies. TV shows, I’ve been watching a lot of Entourage lately. That is what has been on my TV lately.
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Bowman: DOC 360.
Most memorable fan interaction?
Bowman: There have been a lot of weird ones. Last year, rolling through the campgrounds at Martinsville. We took a TV camera and just kept asking people if they liked Dale Earnhardt Jr. We got some pretty funny reactions. That was fun.
|What’s fun besides racing?
|What’s the top item on your bucket list?
|Your go-to on movie night:
|One item that’s always in your grocery bag?
|Most memorable fan interaction:
|Visiting Bora Bora
|God’s Not Dead
|Getting called by the wrong name
|Winning a Martinsville clock
|Signing an arm so they could have it tattooed on
|Watching other racing
|Going into space
|Something with Will Ferrell in it
|Visiting the Zoo at Brainerd
|Playing with my kids
|Winning another Sprint Cup race
|Good Will Hunting
|Meeting with U.S. soldiers
|Something horror or sci fi
|A fan who cried when she met me
|Nothing-enjoy life every day!
|Anytime a kid asks a question
|Deep-sea fishing in Alaska
|Days of Thunder
|Getting mistaken for Travis Kvapil (happens a lot)
|Fast Jack Beckman
|Any movie, especially action or sci-fi
|Hanging out with 11-year-old Jacob Delling
|Winning another Cup title
|Flowers for my girlfriend
|All of them-it’s not fair to rate them!
|Traveling and driving
|Winning an NHRA Mello Yello title
|Their reaction to Gatornationals win
|SCUBA diving in the Galapagos
|Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and The Princess Bride
|Too many to choose from
|Hanging with high school buddies
|Winning an NHRA championship
|There’s one oddball at every race…
|Game of Thrones on Netflix
|A little girl named Riley
|Nothing; done it all
|Sharing 10,000 HP margarita machine with them
|Flying an F-16 fighter jet
|Signing a baby
|Winning another Cup championship
|Something with Clint Eastwood
|Childress Vineyards wine
|A lot of them!
|Getting the No. 89 in some more races
|Doesn’t watch movies
|Broccoli and carrots
|A girl who wanted her underwear signed
|Driving my Corvette and playing raquetball
|Racing in the Sprint Cup Series
|Days of Thunder
|Whenever people appreciate you
|Winning the Cup championship / base jumping
|Smokey and the Bandit
|Cereal…lots of cereal
|When little kids come up who love the sport
|Taking part in a tractor pull
|Having someone propose in the pits
|Being away from the track
|Knowing family is in a good place
|6-pack of Yuengling
|All the kids
|John Hunter Nemechek
|Winning a Sprint Cup championship
|Anything with the younger generation
|Wake surfing and golfing right now
|American Sniper or Frozen
|One lady almost passed out, she was so excited
|Skydiving in a squirrel suit
|Playing with kids
|Wining a Sprint Cup race
|Almond butter or peanut butter
|A random message from a teacher in England
|Doing things with the kids
|Not much time to watch TV
|Katie does the shopping!
|A guy who asked to have his girlfriend’s underwear signed
|Working on cars
|Road trip through Europe
|Entourage on TV
|Riding through the campground at Martinsville
About the author
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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