Andrew Bowman's Journey from Sprint Cars to NASCAR
After an impressive run in the World of Outlaws, Andrew Bowman is making the transition to the NASCAR Truck Series with Tricon Garage.
A Start in Sprint Car Racing
Andrew Bowman's racing journey began in Elida, a small town in western Ohio. Born into a racing family and surrounded by sprint car racing, Bowman's passion for motorsports was nurtured from a young age.
He recalls spending countless nights in the shop, learning the ins and outs of sprint cars alongside his father. When the opportunity arose to work with Shawn Dancer after Darren Long retired, Bowman and his brother seized the chance to go out on their own.
Despite having a college degree unrelated to racing, Bowman decided to pursue a career in sprint car racing and joined the Mucci Motorsports team. This marked the start of his professional racing career.
Success with Kasey Kahne Racing
Bowman's talent and dedication caught the attention of Justin Adams from Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR). He was brought on board as a tire specialist for Brad Sweet's No. 49 team in 2018.
The team had an outstanding season, winning nine races and finishing second in points. This success continued as they went on to secure five consecutive World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car championships.
Bowman played a pivotal role in the team's achievements, contributing to 65 World of Outlaws feature victories with KKR. He considers these years with KKR as a dream come true and a testament to his hard work.
A New Chapter in NASCAR
With a desire to spend more time with his growing family, Bowman made the decision to transition to the NASCAR Truck Series. Tricon Garage offered him the opportunity to join Tanner Gray's team for the upcoming season.
As an at-track tire specialist and mechanic, Bowman will continue to utilize his skills while also having a more manageable travel schedule. He is excited to learn about the asphalt side of racing, having spent his entire career on dirt tracks.
While the transition brings bittersweet feelings, as he will miss the tight-knit sprint car racing community, Bowman plans to attend World of Outlaws events whenever possible. He will forever be a part of the sprint car family, even as he embarks on this new chapter in NASCAR.