Nov 3, 2013
Texas Race Report
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry driver Clint Bowyer finished tenth in Sunday’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 26th and quickly showed he had one of the fastest cars on the track. Bowyer raced into the top 10 and stayed there throughout the race climbing as high as sixth on lap 208. The No. 15 crew spent most of the race working to cure a loose condition that kept Bowyer from racing with the leader. Bowyer’s two scariest moments of the day came on lap 234 when his right rear tire came apart, but Bowyer drove to pit lane without damage. At lap 255 Bowyer reported he “ran over something” but NASCAR immediately threw the caution and the crew found nothing amiss on the No. 15. The finish marks the second-consecutive top-10 for Bowyer, but drops him from sixth to seventh of the 13 drivers in NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bowyer trails point leader Jimmie Johnson by 69 points with two races remaining. Bowyer and the 5-hour ENERGY team return to action Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
- Started 26th and finished 10th.
- Battled loose-handling condition throughout the race.
- Right rear tire came apart on lap 234.
- Ran over debris on lap 255.
- Second-consecutive top-10
- Seventh in Chase, 69 points behind Jimmie Johnson
BOWYER: “Our 5-hour ENERGY Toyota was pretty fast all weekend. We started a little further back than we liked but we got to the front pretty fast. We made good adjustments all afternoon and gave it all we had to get into the top-10. We’ll go to Phoenix now with the aim of winning or at least getting a top five.”
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