Ally Racing has just revealed a big change for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. Senior partner Alex Bowman has revealed the plan he will lead in his sophomore year in No.48, which will be markedly different from his previous options.
The partner teased the reveal on Monday, December 13, and mentioned “later this week” as the tentative announcement date. However, Ally Racing did not hold back. The partner dropped the new program on Tuesday, December 14 with a flashy video and revealed that Bowman will have a white base for his Chevrolet Camaro Hendrick Motorsports.
This updated scheme has other notable differences beyond the major color change. For example, # 48 will walk past the door as part of NASCAR’s change to the 2022 Cup Series season, which opens up room for the word âallyâ in big letters.
In addition, the stripes that have become synonymous with No.48 all lie mainly on the hood and front fenders. There are a few smaller stripes near the rear of the stock car, but Ally Racing went for a largely clean look.
Bowman primarily led a program with a purple base during the 2021 campaign in which he reached Victory Lane four times and returned to the playoffs. Now he will try to surpass his best year of career while embracing the Next Gen era of NASCAR.
Ally Racing has remained a key partner on and off the track
The unveiling of the new program is a continuation of a partnership between Bowman and Ally Racing that has paid off both on and off the track. The two sides have reached Victory Lane four times together, and they have also provided support to animals in need.
A key driver of this partnership is a commitment made by Ally Financial ahead of the 2021 season. The company said it will donate $ 1,000 to Best Friends Animal Society-affiliated shelters in racing markets during the season 2021, Bowman matching the donation.
Additionally, Ally Financial has pledged to increase the total donation amount to $ 10,000 for every race Bowman wins. He reached Victory Lane in Richmond, Dover, Pocono and Martinsville, securing massive donations for animal shelters in those markets.
âIt’s awesome,â Bowman told Heavy in a Sept. 14 interview. âWorking with Ally has been so much fun. Obviously, partnering up with Best Friends and donating to a shelter on every race track we go to is cool. It’s just neat to have a partner like Ally who does. is passionate about things similar to what excites me.
The previous pilot of No.48 had a lighter pattern
Bowman won’t be the first Ally Racing partner to present a lighter program. Jimmie Johnson also did it seven times in his last NASCAR Cup Series race. However, its version of the stock car featured a silver base with safety yellow numbers.
Johnson also ran a program during the 2020 season that featured a white base during the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25, 2020. This design featured a white hood and grille, but the colors purple and pink. Ally Racing dominated the rear of the vehicle.
While Johnson’s No.48 schedules at Texas Motor Speedway, Daytona Road Course, Dover International Speedway, and other tracks incorporated white bases, one factor remained the same. It still had the yellow security numbers on its doors and roof. Bowman’s scheme stands out with its brilliant purple numbers.
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