Hendrick Motorsports confirmed on Friday ahead of this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville that Alex Bowman, drover of the No.48 Ally Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the season-ending race in Phoenix next month.
Bowman has been sidelined since September 25, when he sustained a concussion at Texas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Andrews, president and general manager of Hendrick Motorsports said:
We’re thrilled Alex is 100% and will have the opportunity to race at his home track. “Throughout this process, he’s been incredibly diligent about following the advice of his doctors and prioritizing his health. All of us look forward to welcoming Alex back and seeing him finish 2022 with his No. 48 teammates.”
Noah Gragson who has subbed for Bowman will compete this weekend, with Andrews commenting saying:
Due to the timing (of the medical clearance), everyone agreed it was best to stick with our plan for Martinsville and allow the team to fully prepare for Alex’s return next weekend. “On behalf of everyone at Hendrick Motorsports, we’re grateful to Noah for stepping in and doing a terrific job under difficult circumstances. He’s a big talent and has been a complete professional.”
On receiving his medical clearance, Bowman tweeted a video.
See you in Phoenix! pic.twitter.com/OSKg1AweST
— Alex Bowman (@Alex_Bowman) October 28, 2022