Oct 6, 2013
Kansas Race Report
Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 Raspberry 5-hour ENERGY Benefitting Living Beyond Breast Cancer Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished 14th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 23rd and, despite racing into the top 15 by lap 93, struggled with a tight handling car throughout the race. On lap 172, Bowyer came to pit road under caution and took two tires to move from 15th to 11th. On the lap 176 restart the No. 15 car raced up to seventh and moved to fourth by lap 229. Bowyer restarted 10th with 20 laps remaining, however the handling issues in the final green flag run dropped him to 14th by the time the checkered flag fell. Bowyer is ninth of 13 drivers after the fourth of 10 races in NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bowyer will again drive the No. 15 Raspberry 5-hour ENERGY Toyota benefitting Living Beyond Breast Cancer Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he will attempt to defend his victory in last year’s Bank of America 500.
- Started 23rd finished 14th
- Raced into the top-15 by lap 93
- Raced up to fourth by a caution on lap 229
- Fell from sixth to 10th following a two tire stop on lap 236
- Restarted 10th with 20 laps to go, but struggled with a tight handling car.
- Bowyer is ninth in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup
BOWYER: “We had a pretty crazy day today with a lot of cautions. We battled with some handling issues early, but once we got some track position I thought we were pretty good. The 5-hour ENERGY Toyota had speed and we did a great job getting up toward the front, but as the weather and track conditions changed we struggled a little bit getting the car to turn in the center of the corner. I thought for sure we were going to come out of there with a top-five. That would have really helped us gain some ground in the points. It didn’t turn out that way, but we’ll take what we got and move on to Charlotte.’
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