NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: On the heels of his career-best NASCAR Cup Series finish last weekend, Bowman will pilot the No. 88 Nationwide Children's Hospital paint scheme at Watkins Glen this weekend. In 2013, the 25-year-old drove the first-ever scheme supporting the hospital when he was running in what was then the Nationwide Series. Bowman has visited the children's hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, twice and will make a third visit on Thursday, Aug. 2, with Earnhardt and JR Motorsports driver Tyler Reddick. The sports marketing program at Nationwide has raised over $27 million over the last seven years for the award-winning facility. Bowman, along with many of his Cup Series competitors, will wear Earnhardt's famous skeleton gloves during the event weekend, which will then be autographed and auctioned off following the race for a donation to the hospital.
NATIONWIDE ON BOARD: Nationwide will be back on the No. 88 Camaro ZL1 this weekend at Watkins Glen with the special Nationwide Children's Hospital scheme. This weekend will mark the second time that the Nationwide colors have been on the No. 88 car at Watkins Glen since joining Hendrick Motorsports. In 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the Nationwide Chevrolet to an 11th-place finish at the track after qualifying seventh.