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(Daytona 500) He’d rather be known as a winner

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    He’d rather be known as a winner

    Bowman isn’t thrilled being ‘Showman,’ but he’s learning to ‘own it’
    By Edgar Thompson Orlando Sentinel
    DAYTONA BEACH — Alex Bowman wants to be known for more than a number or a nickname.
    Even at speeds exceeding 200 mph, the reigning pole-sitter at the Daytona 500 has struggled to distance himself from either one.

    The driver tabbed “Bowman the Showman” enters his second full season behind the wheel of the No. 88 car made famous by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    The expectations and pressures from Junior’s steadfast fan base have been inevitable. On the eve of Sunday’s qualifying sessions, Bowman said he has grown comfortable fielding inquiries about succeeding a two-time 500 winner.

    “That’s just part of it,” Bowman said Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. “I wouldn’t be here without Dale. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m very thankful for all his help and support. So I’m sure the questions will keep coming.”
    He’d rather be known as a winner