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Team: Michael Waltrip Racing-15
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/30/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 175

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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.
That drops Bowyer’s most recent six-race average to 26.8 on this track and calls into question his usefulness as a fantasy pick. Until practice and qualification, the driver of the No. 15 is simply one to watch. Aug 28 - 6:43 PM

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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.

Bowyer can afford to play a little defense in the coming weeks, which will make him a more predictable value than if he needed to swing for the fences and gamble on winning at Atlanta or Richmond.
Aug 24 - 6:42 PM

Clint Bowyer has an active streak of five consecutive top-15s at Bristol that includes top-five finishes in spring 2012 and 2013.

Bowyer’s last two results have been in the top 15, however, which suggests the tide may be turning. He is a solid mid-cap pick, but will not anchor many rosters.
Aug 21 - 12:17 PM

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.

Bowyer ran outside the top 10 for most of the day, posting only about 35 laps inside that mark, but he timed his final pit stop correctly and finished well. In NASCAR it is often important to be both lucky and fast.
Aug 17 - 6:09 PM

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.

Fantasy players look for that type of consistency when selecting drivers and Bowyer has to be considered a favorite to finish among the top 10. Two of his last five oval track races ended outside the top 15, however, and that has to raise some concerns as well. Last week he snapped a five-race, top-10 streak on road courses.
Aug 15 - 9:56 AM

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.

Bowyer spent less than a handful of laps in the top 10 and never put himself in a position to finish strong. This uncharacteristically poor run on a track type that has been kind in the past hurts his odds in the next few races.
Aug 10 - 11:03 PM

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.

Bowyer also finished 11th at the Glen in 2011 and fourth at Sonoma earlier that year, which gives him a long and consistent streak that rivals or surpasses most of the marquee drivers. Bowyer should be considered a safe pick in nearly every fantasy game.
Aug 6 - 12:50 PM

Clint Bowyer finished fourth in the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono after recording the eighth-best average running position of 11.394.

Bowyer had a quiet race for the most part and owed some of his track position to the wide variety of pit strategies that featured comers and goers. Bowyer is one of five drivers who would currently secure a Chase position on points, which means he needs to be more conservative than some of the other racers.
Aug 3 - 5:08 PM

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.

Bowyer’s 5-hour Energy 400 effort at Kansas was disappointing with a 23rd-place finish but he apparently learned something to make the chassis better. He narrowly missed finishing in the top 10 in the Pocono 400 with an 11th-place finish.
Source: Jayski.com
Aug 1 - 7:56 PM

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.

The speed differential between Bowyer and the leader Kurt Busch is nearly one mile per hour, which is significant in modern NASCAR. Race trim is a great equalizer, however, and Bowyer hopes that practice is not rained out on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 2:28 PM

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.

Bowyer’s last three Pocono runs have been between 11th and 15th, which is about where fantasy players can expect him to land this week. If he fits ones of the final slots on a roster, that level of consistency makes him a good fantasy value.
Jul 30 - 12:08 PM

Clint Bowyer took advantage of a timely caution on lap 98 to lead a handful of laps in the Brickyard 400. He was unable to hang onto his track position, however, and ultimately slipped to 16th in the final rundown.

Bowyer was pitting just as Trevor Bayne slapped the wall, cut a tire, and crashed. He held the lead for three laps, but was mostly a non-factor for the win with an average running position of 12th. He spent approximately 75 percent of the race in the top 15, however, and was a good value in games where he was priced correctly.
Jul 27 - 10:49 PM

Clint Bowyer finished fourth in his inaugural attempt at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His next three results were outside the top 10. He rebounded to finish fourth in the 2010 Brickyard 400 and then fell outside the top 10 in his next three attempts.

If the pattern holds, he is due to finish fourth again this week, but his 2014 flat track record tells a different story. In five races this year on this track type he finished between sixth and 13th on four occasions. His best result on minimally-banked courses came last week at New Hampshire, however, so he is a dark horse candidate to finish in the top five.
Jul 25 - 2:21 PM

Clint Bowyer posted the second fastest lap in the first practice session for the Crown Royal 400 with a speed of 186.070 mph.

That lap placed Bowyer 56/1,000ths of a second behind Matt Kenseth, so he should be considered a challenger for the pole. Twenty percent of the previous Brickyard 400s have been won from the front row.
Jul 25 - 1:15 PM

Along with Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer is one of two drivers with a current top-10 streak to his credit. He finished ninth at Daytona and sixth at New Hampshire.

While Hamlin struggled through three races prior to the Coke Zero 400, Bowyer also had top-10s at Michigan and Sonoma, which may give him arguably more momentum than the rest of the field. None of his strong runs since Dover have been top-fives, however.
Jul 18 - 11:39 AM