Alex Bowman on the absence of Chase Elliott and the chance that Josh Berry will have

"I think it is a good opportunity for Josh to learn and to see how Hendrick Motorsports operates"

by Sead Dedovic
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Alex Bowman on the absence of Chase Elliott and the chance that Josh Berry will have

Alex Bowman is not happy about the absence of his teammate Chase Elliott. He was in a similar situation last season. “It’s a really uncomfortable situation. You almost feel like forgotten because obviously everything keeps going, except for you.

That’s kind of what it was like for me,” Bowman said, as quoted by motorsport.com “I watched every race, with the exception of one, I went to an NFL game. Just something my doctor wanted me to do. Other than that, I watched every week.

And yeah, it’s not fun. Obviously went to Martinsville (Speedway) and sat on the pit box for that one. It’s just a weird feeling to be in the race car every week for so long and be a part of this deal every week for so long, and then realize it goes on even if you don’t”.

Josh Berry

Taking advantage of this opportunity, Josh Berry will replace Chase Elliott on the track today. He is aware of the meaning that this race can have for him, so we are confident that he is going to give it his all today.

In Bowman's opinion, Josh has the chance to showcase his talents to the fullest extent in this opportunity. “Obviously, we had some success when I filled in, but it’s really hard. I think it’s only gotten harder with the Next Gen car coming in.

The Xfinity car used to be so similar to a Cup car, and now they couldn’t be more different in how they drive and how you can approach how to aggressively drive them. I think it is a good opportunity for Josh to learn and to see how Hendrick Motorsports operates and to see the things that we do and to be a part of an organization like that, even though it’s through a situation that nobody wants”.

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