Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman, right, got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Bowman, 24, will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman, right, got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Bowman, 24, will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP File Photo
Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman, right, got his dream job. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Bowman, 24, will replace one of the series' biggest stars in the No. 88 car next season after Earnhardt retires. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP File Photo