Clint Bowyer did almost everything he needed to Saturday night in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond. He ran second to Brad Keselowski for a while, spent about 375 laps in the top five, and finished third—but came up just shy of earning enough points to overtake Greg Biffle for the final spot in the Chase for the Championship.
Clint Bowyer will drive chassis No. 798 at Richmond in the Federated Auto Parts 400. It was last raced at New Hampshire, where is finished sixth.
After his involvement in "spin-gate" last fall and a tire failure this spring, Clint Bowyer looks to regain this momentum at Richmond.
Clint Bowyer once earned four sixth-place finishes at Atlanta in five races from 2007 through 2009. In the six races since then, he has only one more top-20, which was a seventh in fall 2010.
Clint Bowyer finished 17th in the Irwin Tools Night Race and is clinging to one of the final Chase berths. He sits 31 points ahead of the cutoff, but lost five points to Kyle Larson this week.
Clint Bowyer has an active streak of five consecutive top-15s at Bristol that includes top-five finishes in spring 2012 and 2013.
Clint Bowyer recorded only the 16th-best average running position (15.210) on Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400, but he climbed into the top 10 during the next-to-last caution period. He held on to finish sixth.
Clint Bowyer enters the weekend with a seven-race, top-10 streak at Michigan International Speedway dating back to the spring 2011 Heluva Good! Dips 400.
Clint Bowyer’s five-race, top-10 streak on road courses came to an end at Watkins Glen with a 27th-place finish in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.
After finishing 10th in the Toyota / Save Mart 350k at Sonoma, Clint Bowyer is riding a five-race, top-10 streak on NASCAR’s road courses. His last attempt on this track ended in a sixth last August.
Clint Bowyer finished fourth in the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono after recording the eighth-best average running position of 11.394.
Clint Bowyer will race chassis 809 at Pocono in the Pennsylvania 400. It has been raced at Kansas this May and the first Pocono race in June.
Clint Bowyer posted the fifth fastest lap in practice for the GoBowling.com 400. He topped the charts with a speed of 179.372 mph.
Clint Bowyer has seldom stumbled at Pocono during his career, but he has rarely excelled as well. In his last 12 starts on this track he has a worst finish on only 18th and an average of 11.1, but he has recorded only one top-five. That strong run came in 2009.