The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
Kansas native Clint Bowyer is starting to look more like himself on the race track, finding consistent finishes, fighting his way back up to the front even after dust ups or bad luck. If you need proof, look no further than last week at Dover, after an early tangle with Kyle Busch, the 15 battled back for a fourth place finish.
Up next on the schedule it Pocono, not one of Bowyer best tracks, bur certainly one where he runs well enough to steal a win. He has seven top-10 finishes in 16 races. The 15 team also recently tested at Pocono in order to improve even more.
“We felt like we could try and be better there so we decided to test,” said Bowyer. “We had a good game plan going in and ended up picking up a little speed and learned a few things. Anytime you can test you learn something, whether it’s what you should or shouldn't do. Hopefully it shows this weekend on the track and we have another good run like we did last weekend in Dover.”
Of course this track is a challenge. With three corners, all of which are different, it’s part speedway, part road course.
“Since the repave it’s a lot less drastic than it used to be,” said Bowyer. “When that track was worn out, you had three distinctly different corners and now it’s a little more the same, but still shifting gears -- pretty unique race track. There is no easy way of getting around it.”