After finishing third at Martinsville, Kansas native Clint Bowyer is showing a little life in the Chase for the Championship. He is now up to sixth in the standings, and though not officially eliminated from the Chase, winning a title, it is going to be pretty difficult. Getting in the top 5 however is a realistic goal for the 15 team.
“Had a good run at Martinsville,” said Bowyer. “Certainly haven't won a race, need to win a race desperately bad. I think we're definitely capable of winning one of these last three races, three good racetracks for us.”
So, next up for Bowyer is the Texas Motor Speedway. It’s a track that has been up and down for the Kansas Kid. He has a second place finish in the Lone Star state, but then again he also has a 36th place finish. Bowyer finished 15th at Texas in the spring, but he is hoping the recent test in Texas will help improve his finish this time around.
“I always look forward to getting back down to Texas, but obviously it’s a little bit different when you do get down there to race,” said Bowyer. “There is a little more rubber on the track with more cars and trucks on the track. Overall I think we had good speed and stacked up well against the competition and the car felt good. I’m looking forward to getting down there and another solid run. We need a win … bad! Texas is one of the coolest places to win. I hope we can do that this weekend.”
A win is pretty much thing missing from the resume this season (and ofcourse a championship, but we’ve already covered that). And considering what has happened to the last few runners up in the championship, finishing the season on an upswing would be huge.
“We’ve had a great season. Looking back on this season I’m very proud of the season we’ve had. We’ve been very consistent week in and week out up front for our sponsors,” said Bowyer. “We were second in points the entire second half of the season, so definitely it’s been a good year, but we are definitely missing that win in the win column.”