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Alex Bowman savoring his shot as Earnhardt's replacement

Alex Bowman believes Dale Earnhardt Jr. helped his racing career once already when he gave him a handful of starts with JR Motorsports. Now sidelined for the year with a concussion, Earnhardt also helped Bowman by recommending him as a replacement driver at Hendrick Motorsports.

"Dale Earnhardt Jr. saved my career two years ago when he gave me that chance in the Xfinity car," Bowman said. "Without him saying, 'Hey put Alex in it,' I don't think that Hendrick Motorsports really would have thought of me (for Earnhardt's replacement.)"

Earnhardt's time on the sideline has given Bowman a shot to shine in spectacular equipment.

He was 10th at Chicago in...