October 28, 2012
Clint Bowyer Martinsville Race Summary
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished fifth in Sunday’s 500-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started eighth and drove to the front of the pack leading four times for 151 laps in the race. Bowyer raced in the top three before he pitted for four tires with 25 laps remaining. He restarted sixth with 19 laps remaining but fell to seventh before the final caution with 10 laps to go. He pitted again for two tires and restarted seventh with five to go before racing to fifth when the checkered flag fell. It marked Bowyer’s 21st top-10 finish and ninth top-five finish in 2012. Bowyer and the 5-hour ENERGY team return to action Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in the eighth race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bowyer is third in the Chase just 26 points out of first.
- Started eighth and finished fifth.
- Led four times for 151 laps
- Scored his ninth top-five and 21st top-10 of 2012.
- Raced from seventh to fifth in the final five laps
- The No. 15 carried a special paint scheme honoring its new Pink Lemonade flavor and the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade
BOWYER: “It was a good day for us. Man, I thought we had a car capable of winning. As soon as it got cool I got a little bit tight, but we lost track position when they beat us out of the pits there and I never could regain it.”
CHASE STANDINGS (After 7 of 10 races)
1 Jimmie Johnson 2291 Leader
2 Brad Keselowski 2289 -2
3 Clint Bowyer 2265 -26
4 Kasey Kahne 2262 -29
5 Denny Hamlin 2242 -49
6 Jeff Gordon 2237 -54
7 Martin Truex Jr. 2228 -63
8 Matt Kenseth 2225 -66
9 Greg Biffle 2222 -69
10 Tony Stewart 2220 -71
11 Kevin Harvick 2203 -88
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2151 -140
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