Possible Tyler Reddick replacements: No. 4 – Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman to Richard Childress Racing doesn’t sound like the most logical move at first, but the connections are there to make it a beneficial move for both parties.
Bowman’s contract with his current team, Hendrick Motorsports, runs out after the 2023 season, which is the same year Tyler Reddick’s contract with Richard Childress Racing expires.
Additionally, Bowman’s current primary sponsor, Ally, has a contract with Hendrick Motorsports that expires after the 2023 season. The sponsor seems pretty content with Bowman representing their company and heavily promotes the 29-year-old via social media and commercials they create.
It remains to be seen whether Ally wants to sign another contract with Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports, as they originally signed with the team to sponsor seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.
For Bowman, it may be time for a change of scenery. He currently ranks lowest out of all the Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the point standings, and while he may have access to the best equipment, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he is ever the top driver at the organization.
Similar situations have caused former Hendrick Motorsports drivers to look elsewhere to further their careers, with Casey Mears and Brian Vickers serving as good examples.
Teammates Chase Elliott and William Byron both signed contract extensions earlier this season, but Bowman’s future with the winningest team in Cup Series history could be uncertain.
A fresh start at a team where Bowman can find himself in a 1A-1B scenario, rather than being considered the fourth best driver on his team, could be best for his NASCAR career and give Richard Childress Racing an established driver to replace Reddick in the process.