April 16, 2012
Clint Bowyer Texas Race Summary
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer started 18th and finished 17th in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver battled handling issues in a race that featured only two cautions which prevented the team from making additional adjustments. Bowyer raced as high as seventh and as low as 19th. Bowyer remained on the lead lap until lap 231 of the 334-lap race. He battled to return to the lead lap, but no caution flew as the race continued its blistering pace. The 5-hour ENERGY team returns to action Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
- Started 18th and finished 17th. Now 10th in points.
- Ran in the top 20 throughout the race.
- Crew worked throughout the race to perfect car’s handling.
- Fell one lap down to the leaders with about 100 laps to go.
Bowyer Quotes: “We really struggled with the 5-hour ENERGY Toyota from the time we unloaded. I thought we had a pretty good handle on it by the time we finished happy hour and I was expecting a pretty good race today. We tried working on the car throughout the race, but you can only do so much during green flag stops – we only had two cautions all day and that makes it hard if you are a little off. We couldn’t make up the track position that we needed. We’ll take what we got here tonight and move on to Kansas next week. Kansas is my home track and I’m looking forward to it.”
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