April 30, 2012
Clint Bowyer Richmond Race Summary
No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer started 23rd and finished seventh in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver rocketed toward the front of the field the moment the green flag dropped. Bowyer climbed into the top five by lap 335 and battled there until his car loosened up in the closing stages. Bowyer restarted eighth with 10 laps to go and gained one position before the checkered flag fell. The No. 15 team returns to action next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
- Started 23rd and finished seventh. Now 12th in points.
- Moved toward front of the field from beginning of the race.
- Raced as low as 23rd and as high as fifth
- Recorded his fourth top-10 of the season
Bowyer Quotes: “The 5-hour ENERGY Toyota was great all night. We had one little hiccup after the first pit stop when the car wasn’t handling very well, but we made adjustments the next stop and the car just took off. We worked our way into the top five, but it got away from us a little in the end. It was a great car and it was amazing most of the night. They gave me a great car and turned out good pit stops all night long. Overall it’s a top-10 finish. We wanted a little more, but it’s a good points day and we’ll take it and move on.”
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