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Clint Bowyer gave Michael Waltrip Racing its first win of the year Sunday when he took the checkered flag in the No. 15 MWR Toyota in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the road course in Sonoma, Calif. “That’s pretty freaking amazing right there,” an excited Brian Pattie, crew chief on the No. 15 team, said as Bowyer celebrated with a victory burnout. “Here in the last month or so, we’ve hit on a few things.” Bowyer climbed out of his car and walked to victory lane after running his car out of gas on the burnout. “To switch teams like I did was a huge risk for me,” Bowyer said in victory lane. Tony Stewart got by Kurt Busch on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim second. “We made a mistake,” Busch said of getting into the tire barrier in turn 11, allowing Stewart to take the runner-up spot. “I just made that one mistake.” Busch held on to finish third, and Brian Vickers was fourth, despite a pit road speeding penalty early in the race. Jimm

Clint Bowyer Wins in Sonoma

Perhaps Clint Bowyer’s win on the road course in Sonoma, Calif., should not have come as a surprise. After all, the seven-year NASCAR Sprint Cup...

Bowyer picks up first win of the year

Clint Bowyer raced to his first victory on a road course, and first with Michael Waltrip Racing, holding off Kurt Busch at Sonoma. Bowyer dominated Sunday's race, but defending race winner Busch was all over his bumper late. A caution with four laps remaining set up a final restart and overtime finish, and forced Bowyer to earn the victory. He raced side by side with Busch...

Waltrip changes net Bowyer victory

Five years ago, Michael Waltrip wondered how his company would survive. After Clint Bowyer's first win for Michael Waltrip Racing on Sunday, the owner/driver's organization might be wondering what it could take to win the Sprint Cup championship. Since 2007, when Waltrip decided to take MWR Cup racing full time, the organization had scored just two wins, both with David...

Clint Bowyer fends off Tony Stewart for Sonoma victory

SONOMA, Calif. — Clint Bowyer’s victory in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps — Kurt Busch — but in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer’s side. “I just kept thinking, ‘He’s a dirt Late Model racer from the Midwest — there’s no way he can be able to run the road course,’ but he did...

NASCAR: Clint Bowyer takes road course honors at Sonoma

BY: Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service) SONOMA,  Calif. — Clint Bowyer’s victory in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at  Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps  — Kurt Busch — but  in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer’s side. “I  just kept thinking, ‘He’s a dirt Late [...]

It has all come together for MWR

This year has brought NASCAR a surging Michael Waltrip Racing. Martin Truex Jr. has been running extremely well. Clint Bowyer just won Sunday at Sonoma. Even the No. 55 car, shared by drivers Mark Martin and Brian Vickers, has been awesome. When you combine the talents of the drivers the organization has, along with the talents of such as competition leader Scott Miller and crew...

Clint Bowyer Caps Strong Day for MWR as He Takes Toyota/Save Mart 350

Many people were talking about the usual favorites to win at today's road course in Sonoma, but no one was talking about Clint Bowyer. Bowyer, led a race high 70 of 112 laps in his No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota and gave MWR their first win of the year. Bowyer, became the eighth different winner in as many races at Sonoma as this race is really becoming a huge wild card. The win...

RotoWire NASCAR Barometer Kentucky

When the cars turn left and right, the gloves often come off. This week saw NASCAR go road racing, and, as predicted, there was plenty of rubbing. The NASCAR stars have gained a lot of road-course experience the past few years, but aggression often fogs the visor when the laps wind down. Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. had fantastic runs going most of the afternoon, each running...
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