By HEATHER WILLIAMS
6:03 PM CDT, August 15, 2012
Well who would have thought it? Clint Bowyer...road course racer. And yet, coming off his win at Sonoma earlier this season, Bowyer finished forth at Watkins Glen this past weekend. Not bad for a dirt track racer from Kansas.
The top five vaults Bowyer up three spots to seventh in the points. And as time ticks away til the start of the chase, the 15 looks to be a pretty good bet to get in. Not bad for a first year team.
"I really haven't been looking at it too much. I know that we are in pretty good shape with only a couple races to go," said Bowyer. "We have a goal as a team to finish in the single digits each week-if we do that I don't think we'll have any problems."
NASCAR now heads to Michigan, a track that has been just okay for Bowyer. Although he does have five top-10's at MIS, he only has an average finish of 18th in 13 starts.
"This race has always been important to the manufacturers, and Toyota takes this race pretty seriously since we are racing in the backyard of the Big Three," said Bowyer. "Now with 5-hour ENERGY as my sponsor, this is their backyard too, and I want to show them that they made the right decision in sponsoring this team. We want to perform well for them. We are in great shape right now as far as how the first season has gone, but it would be great to have a strong showing at their home track."
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