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Alex Bowman prepared to get ’88' tattoo after Auto Club win

Alex Bowman discusses his win in the Auto Club 400 and his promise to a friend to get matching '88' tattoos upon a win in Fontana.

Alex Bowman may be visiting a tattoo shop in the near future and he can blame it on earning his second career Cup Series win.

Upon emerging from his No. 88 Chevrolet Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, the Hendrick Motorsports driver quipped to Fox that he “promised my buddy Aaron we would all get matching 88 tattoos if we won, and I think I have to go get a tattoo now, but that’ll be a good time.”

The Aaron he as referred to was Aaron Gillespie, drummer in the rock band Underoath.

The bet originated before the Daytona 500 two weeks ago.

“Pretty much everybody from Underoath was at Daytona,” Bowman said later in the media center. “We’ve been talking about it for the last two weeks. Apparently I have to get a neck tattoo, which I’m not really sure that that’s going to happen or not, but yeah, next time we’re all together, I guess we’re all going to get tattoos.”

It wouldn’t be the first time a Cup driver has gotten inked after a race win.

Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon went under the needle in 2018 the night he won the Daytona 500.

Dillon got a tattoo - based on his winner’s hat - located in a spot where “You’ll never be able to see it.”