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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
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Clint Bowyer held off charging Tony Stewart to win Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the event two laps past its scheduled distance of 110 laps.
The victory was Bowyer's first of the year and the sixth of his career. Stewart passed Kurt Busch for the second position after the final restart and finished...
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...
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...
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...
Sometimes the best saves are the ones that go all but unnoticed.
That was the case two weeks ago at Pocono, where crew chief Brian Pattie's timely reaction saved a top-10 finish for driver Clint Bowyer.
The engine in Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota suffered the same issue that knocked fellow Camry driver Kyle Busch out of the race —- metal flaking that disrupted the oil flow...
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...
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 [...]
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...
Clint Bowyer and the rest of the Michael Waltrip Racing team have had strong runs week in and week out in the 2012 season, but they hadn’t been able to capture victory.
That is until Sunday, when Bowyer continued the strong runs with the team when he and the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came to Sonoma in California.
“To switch teams like I did, I took a huge risk,”...
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...
No matter the starting spot, Tony Stewart seems to flourish on road courses. The Toyota/Save Mart 350k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at the road course in Sonoma, Calif., was no different, as Stewart rallied from his 24th-place starting spot to finish a strong second to race winner Clint Bowyer.“Compared to where we were on Friday and Saturday, I think we had an awesome...