Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.
Not only will he be filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., but his No. 88 Chevrolet will be adorned with a special University of Michigan paint scheme. Maybe that'll be enough to turn Bowman into a college football diehard.
"My whole life I've raced so much that I haven't really been able to be a big fan of anything," he said. "This year has been a big change in that. With football starting up here next week, I'm going to start off as a University of Michigan fan and go from there."
The 23-year-old Bowman has never...