Tucson's Alex Bowman drives his damaged No. 99 Toyota next to Mike Harmon during the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Bowman was involved in a an early crash on the slick track.
On game day, the NFL employs 1,696 full-time football players, the NBA suits up 390 basketball players, major-league baseball has space for 750 ballplayers and the PGA Tour guarantees privileges to 125 golfers.
Alex Bowman says "this weekend I'll be living a dream." But, c'mon, who dreams that they'll be racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at 19? Who dreams that they'll be driving against Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch a year after graduating from Ironwood Ridge High School?