The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
There is good news and bad news for Kansas native Clint Bowyer. The good news is he is finally running at the constancy level most people expect him to and has moved into the top 16 in the Chase for Championship standings. The bad news is, he is still chasing that win that would lock him into the chase.
“First things first you need to find that consistency back and I think we’ve done that over this last month here,” said Bowyer. “I’m telling you, some of these guys, maybe us included are going to race in. Somebody is going to race in. I think two maybe three cars are going to race in before the cutoff. However, it’s time for us to win. We need a win desperately and everybody knows that. Obviously, nobody knows that better than us.”
The 15 team will go after its first win since October of 2012 again this weekend when NASCAR heads of the Kentucky. Still a relatively new track on the Sprint Cup series circuit, Bowyer has a career best finish of third last season, with three races at the track under his belt.
“The first thing you do as a driver to go around Kentucky is put a mouth piece in because you don’t want to chip a tooth while you’re going around there,” Bowyer said when describing the tracks rough surface. “It’s kind of neat because it’s an obstacle and it’s something you have to overcome and get your car to ride those bumps good and keep those tires on the ground. So much of what we do anymore is focused on aero and a lot of that means you really have to have a pretty stiff setup underneath of it and those tires don’t like that. They bounce up and down on that rough stuff so you have to go back to some mechanical grip and get some suspension back underneath of it and get you some grip.”