Clint Bowyer is both gaining and losing ground in the his quest for a NASCAR Championship. Bowyer scored yet another top 10 with a ninth place finish at Dover and moved two more spots to forth in the points standings. And yet he lost 10 points to the points lead, going from 15 points behind then points leader Jimmie Johnson to 25 points behind current leader Brad Keselowski.
This week's race at Talladega could be a game changer for Bowyer. The Alabama track is arguably the Kansas Kid's best. He has won the previous two fall races at Dega and has four top fives and seven top tens in 13 career starts. In just over six starts at the fall race at Talladega, he has an average finish of just over 10th.
He most take advantage this week. The only problem is two of the three drivers he is chasing, are also very good at Dega. Keselowski won his first career race there and has two wins in his short cup career. Johnson also has two wins at Talladega.
Now don't be surprised by the look of the 15 car this weekend. Bowyer will be carrying a special paint scheme for breat cancer awareness and as a result will be pink.
"If I'm going to be wearing pink and driving a pink car it better be for a great cause!" said Bowyer. "Trust me, this is a great cause."
"I hate breast cancer. I have a great group of women in my life and they all have friends and family that have been touched by breast cancer. Breast cancer is just a bad deal, but it can be treated and every dollar of money we raise for research and education helps. If we can bring awareness and help fund research then I'll drive a pink car all day long."
The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
Bowyer on the Backstretch (August 15, 2012)