April 13, 2013
Texas Race Report
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 Gander Mountain “With Rights Come Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms” Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished 15th in Saturday night’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 26th and raced his way to seventh by lap 115. On lap 165, Bowyer radioed the team that he was struggling with an ill-handling car as the track cooled in the evening. Bowyer kept the car around the top 10 until a caution flew while the No. 15 was on pit road on lap 278. The caution dropped Bowyer from seventh to 17th with 50 laps to go. Bowyer battled back to finish 15th in the closing laps. The No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota team returns to Bowyer’s home track next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
- Started 26th and finished 15th.
- Raced his way to seventh by lap 115.
- Caution came out with the No. 15 on pit road on lap 278 dropping the team
from seventh to 17th.
- Gained two spots over the final 50 laps to finish 15th.
BOWYER: “We were hoping for a better finish tonight in the Gander Mountain Toyota. We appreciate Gander Mountain coming on for this race and we were hoping to deliver a better finish. It just didn’t break our way tonight. We struggled with a loose car most of the night and never got it where we needed it. We’ll take the top-15 and move on to Kansas.”
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