NASCAR’s Alex Bowman Calls Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Replacement ‘Lame’ — Huh?

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman apparently isn’t concerned with inflating his public persona.

Bowman, of course, is in the midst of his first full-time season as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. And during a recent trip to a grocery store, Bowman was asked about Earnhardt’s retirement by a someone who didn’t recognize the 25-year-old.

His answer was as surprising as it was great.

Good to know HMS doesn’t have to worry about Bowman’s ego running wild.

Now, if you read Bowman’s tweet closely, you might’ve noticed he incorrectly spelled the name of Bill Elliott, one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR history. But Elliott’s son, current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Chase Elliott, played the role of grammar police for his Hendrick teammate.

Check this out:

Yeah, your bad, Alex.

In response to Bowman’s error, Twitter user Laura Bradham took a shot at the young driver. Bowman, however, fired back with some more self-deprecation.

Well played.

As for the situation with the cashier, Bowman eventually revealed his true identity, apparently to no avail.

Hey, drivers don’t become household names/faces overnight.

Bowman’s career as the full-time driver of the No. 88 is off to a solid start. Through nine races, he has three top-15s, including one top-10 and one top-five. He currently sits 14th in the Cup standings.

Thumbnail photo via Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Images

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