March 17, 2013
Bristol Race Report
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 NAPA Filters Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished fifth in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 23rd and immediately raced into the top 20. Bowyer climbed to seventh just past the half-way point of the race and continued in the top-10. On lap 350, Bowyer came to pit road under caution for four tires and fuel forcing him to restart 15th, while most cars in front of him only took two tires. The strategy paid off for Bowyer as he immediately worked his way back into the top-10 and into the top-five by the checkered flag. Bowyer scored his first top-five of the season at Bristol. The No. 15 5-hour ENERGY team returns to action Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.
- Started 23rd and finished fifth.
- Raced his way into the top-10 by lap 167
- Pitted for four tires and fuel on lap 350 and restarted 15th.
- Worked his way from 15th to fifth in the final 150 laps.
BOWYER: "It was great having the NAPA colors on my car today. I just didn't have enough for them on the bottom down there. Needed a little bit of track position. We had a great car and it was a good day - just wasn't a great day."
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