Stewart-Haas Racing recently announced that Lindsay Bowman, formerly of Danville, was the winner of a contest sponsored by Busch Beer, held during the Daytona 500 race Feb. 14.
The contest, a first-ever live job interview, fielded questions live over the race broadcast and on Busch’s Twitter page.
Fans used their knowledge of the racing industry in order to get through to the next round—and possibly get hired for a full-time, paid position on Kevin Harvick’s racing crew for the 2021 season.
Bowman, former “Miss Danville-Pittsylvania County,” and former “Miss Langley Speedway,” is a life-long NASCAR fan, with a degree in Sports Management (2007) and Masters in Business Administration (2017), from Averett University in Danville. She was selected as a finalist and went through a series of interviews to ultimately be selected for the position. She began her duties in Kannapolis on May 3, 2021, in the Marketing Department at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Bowman has been a fan of NASCAR since her teen years and is still in shock that she was chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, not only as a NASCAR fan, but to be able to use her education and knowledge of the racing industry by working in her dream job in motorsports.
During her early college years at Christopher Newport University, she serve as “Miss Langley Speedway,” in Langley, Virginia, where she presented trophies to race winners, opened the races with the National Anthem, served as interim office manager, scheduled track practice with drivers, sold tires, and made weekly appearances on a local radio station recapping race results, driver stats, and upcoming races. Her dad, Ken Bowman, also served as a NASCAR official at Langley.
After transferring to Averett University, she interned at Martinsville Raceway and Virginia International Raceway (VIR), while pursuing her degree in sports management in the public relations office. She frequently performed the National Anthem at VIR, South Boston Speedway and many other sports venues, as well as at a NASCAR Truck Series race in Martinsville.
Bowman moved to Nashville in 2011 and has been performing as a country music artist throughout the U.S., while also working as a government relations assistant for the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association. Prior to her move to Nashville, she served as legislative assistant to Del. Charles Poindexter in Franklin County.
Bowman remembers having been chosen as NASCAR “Fan of the Week” during her college years and being interviewed on Live TV by NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes. She shared with Mr. Byrnes her desire to one day work in the NASCAR industry. Fifteen years later, that dream has become a reality.
Bowman is the daughter of Ken and Brenda Bowman of Dry Fork.