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An Amazing NASCAR Driver and Dog Lover

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman took over as full-time driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevy Camaro ZL1 for the 2018 season. Not solely is Alex a tremendous driver, he’s an enormous canine individual, too.

A couple of months in the past, I had the chance to talk with Alex about his racing and, in fact, his canine. His present canine crew of two began with Roscoe, who’s now 5. Whereas driving for a staff based mostly out of Harmony, North Carolina, Alex determined he wanted a canine. Fortunately, the native humane society was simply 5 minutes away, and Alex adopted child Roscoe.

Nevertheless, Roscoe turned out to be a little bit of a problem. “At home, he’s awesome — super well-behaved,” Alex says. The issue with Roscoe is that he hates all different canine. Adopting Finn, now 2, was an try and get Roscoe to be higher round different canine. And it labored. The 2 are greatest buddies, and Roscoe tends to be very protecting of Finn — which is amusing, as Finn weighs about 90 kilos and Roscoe solely 40.

When he’s not on the street, so to talk, Alex enjoys spending time with the canine — even once they “punch him in the face at 6:45 a.m. because they want food.” They hang around with Alex on the health club ­— though Alex factors out that they make his productiveness go approach down. Additionally they take pleasure in preserving Alex firm at his store, however that may typically be problematic: “They’re vacuum cleaners — they’ll eat whatever they can find,” he says.

Roscoe and Finn adore Alex’s girlfriend, Emily. “If we walk in the door together, they don’t even care that I’m there,” Alex says. “They’re just glad to see her.” Emily typically takes care of the canine whereas Alex is away. They usually make Alex respect going residence and his day without work much more. “They’re calming,” he says. “They don’t care how my race went. They’re just happy to see me.”

Study extra about Alex (and Roscoe and Finn!): @AlexBowman88 and @Nationwide88.

Editor’s notice: This text first appeared in Dogster journal. Have you ever seen the brand new Dogster print journal in shops? Or within the ready room of your vet’s workplace? Subscribe now to get Dogster journal delivered straight to you!

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