I hate to tell you I told you so, but yeah, I told you so. Clint Bowyer is becoming a good little road racer. He finished 4th at Infineon, moved up to 8th in the points and even lead a lap.
"Well, we didn't really weather the storm, but it was a lot of fun out there," said Bowyer. "Sonoma is a heck of a place race. It's always fun to race in front of a great crowd like this. Our Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet was pretty good all weekend long. It was about a second-to fifth-place car all weekend so fourth is a good finish for us."
Now on to a kind of track that he really runs well at, the Superspeedway. At Daytona in the spring, Bowyer was 17th after having one of the dominate cars of the day. He was also dominate at Talladega this year, finishing second in the closest race in NASCAR history.
"Our 17th-place finish in the Daytona 500 didn't really show our efforts there," said Bowyer. "With five or six laps to go, we were one of six cars that were going to have a shot at winning. It was a three, two-car break-a-way at the end and we were one of them. We just got wiped out. Someone got turned down low and ran us into the wall. We made it a lot longer than most of them. We just didn't make it as long as Trevor Bayne did."
And as we all know, restrictor plate racing is now what it used to be. The evolution of the two car tandems has changed the way racers approach these tracks. And Bowyer is a fan.
"I like it. I really do. It gives you something to focus on and work on all race long instead of just riding along. With so much on the line, you need to get yourself a good finish and give yourself the best odds."