22 Sep New Hampshire Race Report
No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished 14th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 14th and finished 14th after a day of back and forth through the field. Bowyer made it into the top 10 during his first run, but soon reported that his Toyota was too tight to turn the center of the turn. Crew chief Brian Pattie spent the remainder of the race trying to cure the tightness. The No. 15 appeared as one of the few cars that could make it on fuel as the race entered the final 125 laps. A slew of on-track incidents, which Bowyer managed to avoid, derailed that plan as cautions slowed the last third of the 300-lap event. Bowyer restarted 11th for a green-white-checkered finish and held on to finish 14th. The No. 15 5-hour ENERGY team returns to action Sunday at Dover International Speedway.
- Started 14th and finished 14th
- Spent the majority of the race trying to free up his car in the center
- Avoided on-track incidents in the final 125 laps
- Restarted 11th for a green-white-checkered finish and held on to finish 14th
BOWYER: “We just had too much to overcome today. I kept getting shuffled back on the restarts. We’d make up ground on the track and then there’d be a caution and just couldn’t get going on the restarts and would lose the ground we had just made up. Frustrating day.”