Earnhardt’s replacement wins Daytona 500 pole

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Earnhardt’s replacement wins Daytona 500 pole

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:57 am

Earnhardt’s replacement wins Daytona 500 pole
Alex Bowman continues Hendrick Motorsports' streak of poles for NASCAR's season opener.

...Bowman won the pole in his debut as the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt’s 17 career victories at Daytona International Speedway came in that car, including one of his Daytona 500 victories.

Earnhardt was a seven-time pole winner at Daytona, too.

Now retired, the empty seat in the No. 88 went to Bowman, and he wasted little time making the Camaro his own. Bowman turned a lap at 195.644 mph Sunday to earn the top starting spot for next Sunday’s race.

“I think it’s still a little surreal,” said Bowman, who will race in his second Daytona 500.

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