Alex Bowman visits Grand Rapids to serve tamales

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 21:56:24-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 88 car in NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup series, spent Wednesday afternoon in downtown Grand Rapids serving tamales to folks at Rosa Parks Circle.

Bowman is promoting the Consumers Energy 400 coming up August 12 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

"Hopefully, we just get a little bit better track position," Bowman said, referring to the June race at MIS. "We were pretty fast at different points of the race and just really struggle with track position. If we can start a little closer to the front, we can have a really good day. Michigan's very fast, it's very narrow, a really narrow groove that makes racing a little tough. But it's a lot of fun going there. Obviously, speed is a big part of why we all do this, so it's really cool."

Bowman finished 16th in the Firekeepers Casino 400 last month.

This is his first year driving for Hendrick Motorsports. He currently sits 15th in the point standings, which would qualify for the chase.