Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman will move over to Chip Ganassi Racing for a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season.
Bowman, 24, who will drive for Hendrick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season, will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet for CGR Oct. 7 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Nov. 11 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
Hendrick Automotive Group’s Hendrick Cars.com, which features more than 43,000 new and pre-owned cars for sale, will serve as the primary sponsor in Charlotte with additional support from Vannoy Construction. A sponsor for Phoenix will be announced at a later date.
“We’re excited to welcome Alex to the No. 42 team for two races," said team owner Chip Ganassi. “He’s a great young talent, who can help us with our goal of winning an NXS owners’ championship. Initially those two races were earmarked for Larson but we wanted him to focus on the Cup playoffs so we appreciate Rick (Hendrick) and his team for allowing us to put Alex in our car. Hendrick Motorsports has been a tremendous partner of CGR for many years."
Bowman has been on the sidelines much of this season.
“I’m really excited to get back in a race-winning car with a team like CGR. A huge thanks to Chip and Mr. Hendrick for putting this together for me to get some valuable seat time heading into 2018," said Bowman, who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season. “My goal is to win two races and help the No. 42 team win the NXS owners’ championship."
Bowman joins Kyle Larson, Tyler Reddick and Justin Marks as drivers of the No. 42 Chevrolet this season.