Bowyer's gamble pays off
Emporia , Kan. native Clint Bowyer made a strong statement this past Sunday in Las Vegas that he will be a factor in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. He finished second behind Kyle Busch in the race and vaulted into second place in the Sprint Cup Series standings.
Crew chief Shane Wilson’s successful pit strategy was the main reason for Bowyer’s success. On lap 260, when the leaders of the field pitted, Bowyer stayed out and finished the race.
“After last week, it feels like a win almost,” said Bowyer. "I’ve got to hand it to Shane. I mean, that's where he shines. He studies his pit strategy and works hard on it. I really felt like that was going to be an area that I could improve on. I’m proud of him, proud of his call, glad it worked out."
Bowyer returns to his home track on October 4 with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400. He looks to secure his first victory at Kansas Speedway.
“It all comes back to this race track,” said Bowyer. “Everything it’s done for my career, everything it’s done for Kansas City. I feel like Kansas Speedway is the latest and greatest, state-of-the-art everything, that all the years of NASCAR come together with this track.”
See Bowyer battle for his first home track win on October 4 by calling 866.460.RACE or visit kansasspeedway.com for tickets. Kansas Speedway's Ticket Package includes the IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400, the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.