Hendrick Motorsports No.48 Alex Bowman made a statement on Thursday regarding his situation for Sunday Cup Series race.
Bowman announced that he will not be able to race in the YellaWood 500 at Talladega this weekend due to concussion-like symptoms he’s encountering.
“After undergoing medical evaluation due to concussion-like symptoms, I will not be driving the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet in Talladega,” Bowman said.”
“I’m disappointed but know my health is the number one priority. I am committed to follow all medical guidance to ensure I can return to competition as soon as possible.”
Alex Bowman spun and hit the wall off Turn 4 on Lap 97 of 334 in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway described it as the “hardest I’ve crashed anything in my entire life,”.
The 29-year-old was able to continue in the race with his team bringing him back on track finishing the race in 29th place.
Greg Ives crew chief of the No.48 Chevrolet reacted to Bowman statement saying he was at fault for the Texas wrecke which force the HMS driver out of Talladega with concussion-like symptoms.
“Sorry I put you in this situation.
MY car, MY driver, MY responsibility.” Ives tweeted.
“I should add this.
I will help make it better….. He added”
Sorry I put you in this situation.
MY car, MY driver, MY responsibility. https://t.co/WXzwSCHYhM
— Greg Ives (@Ives_Greg) September 30, 2022
Noah Gragson is set to fill in for Bowman in this weekend’s race at Talladega. Gragson is on a hot streak of four consecutive victories in the Xfinity Series.
Bowman is now the second NASCAR Cup Series driver after Kurt Busch to miss a race due to concussion-like symptoms after a collision.