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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - APRIL 18: Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 18, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - APRIL 18: Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 18, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Hendrick Motorsports talking to Alex Bowman about contract extension UPDATE

UPDATE: Rick Hendrick was asked about Alex Bowman’s contract status after the Dover race:

Alex Bowman’s future with your team, can you give an update on where you’re at?

RICK HENDRICK: We’ve already started. It should be done any time. We want Alex there. He wants to be there. It’s kind of at this point just a formality.

Is it a multi-year deal?

RICK HENDRICK: Yes.

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ORIGINAL POST 4-18-2021: Alex Bowman’s contact with Hendrick Motorsports is up at the end of 2021.  Following the team’s win on Sunday at Richmond Raceway, Jeff Andrews, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports, was asked about Bowman’s status:

The last time Alex won a race, he was kind of in negotiations with a new contract. It wasn’t too long after that you guys announced he was going to be back. He’s in a contract year, wins a race. Anticipation he’ll be back next year? Where are you at in those negotiations?

JEFF ANDREWS: We’re in the middle of that right now. Obviously that will continue on. When we’re ready to have something to talk about there, we’ll certainly address that. Just say right now that we’re in the middle of that. We’ll continue on with that, of course.

Bowman has been with Hendrick Motorsports since 2016. He moved to the #48 this year to replace Jimmie Johnson.  Ally, the #48 team sponsor, is signed through 2023.