Clint Bowyer posted the 24th fastest lap in the second practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Besides driving his regular No. 15 Toyota in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, Clint Bowyer will take his turn in the JR Motorsports (JRM) No. 88 Morton Buildings Chevrolet Camaro for Saturday's XFINITY Series (NXS) Drive for Safety 300.
Clint Bowyer has finished on the lead lap in his last four Darlington Raceway attempts with a worst finish of 17th coming in last year’s Bojangles' Southern 500.
Clint Bowyer has been considered a solid dark horse on a few occasions this year, but has not always lived up to the billing. One exception was the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this spring when he finished eighth after starting 36th.
Clint Bowyer did not expect to contend for top-10s in every race, but he almost certainly thought he would finish above the midline most of the time. Instead, he has a 23rd-place finish on average.
Clint Bowyer was one of the top sleepers at Sonoma Raceway this June in the Toyota / Save Mart 350, but an electrical failure sidelined him only five laps into the race. He finished 40th.
Clint Bowyer had the slowest 10-lap average of 11 drivers who went that far in the final practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard. His speed of 173.782 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.
Clint Bowyer finished ninth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to earn his third top-10 of 2016.
Clint Bowyer has finished in the top 10 eight times in the past 10 road course races. One of his attempts that failed to crack that mark landed 11th on the grid.
In the past eight races, Clint Bowyer has improved by nearly 11 positions over the first seven events of this season. He averaged a finish of 28.85 through the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and then finished eighth at Bristol Motor Speedway. Since then, he has scored an average result of 17.88.
Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, and Michael Annett were late to the first qualification session after their cars had difficulty passing inspection at Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400.
Clint Bowyer has scored three top-10s in his last four starts on the 2.5-mile flat tracks of Pocono Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His best effort in that span of races came in the August 2014 GoBowling.com 400 when he finished fourth.
Clint Bowyer has scored 10 consecutive top-15s at Dover, which contributes to making this his second-best track in terms of career average finishes. Start to end, he has finished 11.9 in 20 starts.
Clint Bowyer will make a return to NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) competition with JR Motorsports (JRM).