June 30, 2013
Kentucky Race Report
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 30th Camry Anniversary Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished third in Sunday’s rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. Rain Saturday night forced NASCAR to start the race at noon on Sunday. Bowyer started 15th and immediately reported his car turned too much in the corners. He avoided major disaster on lap 43 when Kyle Busch spun in front of Bowyer and others nearly triggering a multi-car accident. The No. 15 moved into the top 10 a few laps later then climbed to third on lap 83. Bowyer battled with the leaders throughout the remainder of the race racing as high as second. Bowyer lost second place to Jamie McMurray with four laps remaining and finished third. Bowyer remains third in the standings just three points behind Carl Edwards in second place. The Michael Waltrip Racing team returns to action Saturday night with the No. 15 PEAK BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid Toyota at Daytona International Speedway.
- Started 15th and finished third
- Avoided major disaster on lap 43 when he narrowly missed cars dodging a spinning Kyle Busch.
- Raced with leaders for final two-thirds of the race.
- Fell from second to third in the final laps.
- Remains third in points just three points behind second place.
BOWYER: Were you having fun at the end of the race? “Well, to be honest with you, I was blocking hoping I was running out of laps. It was just too many to be blocking like that. I knew he (Jamie McMurray) was a lot faster. I was either going to get myself wrecked or let it go and I chose to let it go. Good day for us. Obviously when you get that close at the end you can smell a chance at the win – just not our day yet. I’m proud of the way our team is working together and keeps clicking off solid finishes. This is what we have to do this time of year and hopefully those wins will come when the time is right.”
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