Clint Bowyer posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Geico 500 at Talladega. His top speed was 200.385 mph.
Even small streaks are hard to create and maintain at Talladega. Clint Bowyer is one of only three drivers entered this week with back-to-back top-10s there. He finished 10th last fall and was third this spring.
Clint Bowyer has been hovering around the top 10 at Charlotte for the past three seasons, but he slipped to 17th this spring.
Clint Bowyer has become increasingly strong during each Chase race. He finished 39th at Chicagoland, was 14th at New Hampshire, and ninth at Dover in the AAA 400.
Clint Bowyer has the longest active top-10 streak at Dover. He has finished that well in his last seven consecutive races.
Clint Bowyer had a bad time at Chicagoland in the MyAFibStory.com 400 and also finished in the high 30s at Atlanta, but there is a reason to believe he could rebound this week at New Hampshire—and that can be found in his recent short, flat track record.
Clint Bowyer has struggled most of the year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. In six starts during the regular season, he has only one top-10 and two top-20s on them.
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.