Alex Bowman announced that he has signed a multiyear contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports (HMS), meaning that he will continue to drive the No. 48 NASCAR Chevy Camaro ZL1 at the Cup Series level through at least 2026.
Bowman joined the HMS stable full-time for the 2018 racing season. At first, he drove with the No. 88 on the doors of his NASCAR Chevy racer, before donning the No. 48 in 2021. He has guided the No. 48 Camaro to five victories since assuming the number, and his primary sponsor, Ally Bank, has announced that the organization will continue to back Bowman.
“Alex is our guy, and a true ally. He’s an incredible driver who shares our passion for connecting to the community,” said Andrea Brimmer, chief marketing and public relations officer for Ally. “We’re proud to stand by him as his longest sponsor and expand on this true partnership.”
Bowman said he is thrilled to continue to represent Ally and to drive a race car fielded by HMS for the next few seasons. “It’s hard to put into words what this opportunity means to me,” said Bowman in a statement. “Having support from a sponsor like Ally, a car owner like Mr. [Rick] Hendrick and a team like Hendrick Motorsports is everything you could want as a race car driver. I’m pumped about what’s in store for the Ally 48 this season and love the direction we’re heading. We have a lot to accomplish, and it all starts this week in Daytona.”
The Ally-themed paint schemes for the No. 48 NASCAR Chevy were recently unveiled, giving a first look at what Bowman’s race car will look like once it hits the racetrack. These new paint schemes will first be seen throughout Daytona Speedweek, which will culminate on February 19th with the 2023 Daytona 500.