Found October 15, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Jeff Gordon was a huge surprise at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He qualified 13th, and he and his Hendrick Motorsports team seemed fairly happy with their car in the two practices Saturday at the track. Then in the race, he really searched and struggled most of the night. He ended up with an 18th-place finish. That kind of just wiped out, points-wise, those three awesome finishes he had in a row since that bad finish at Chicagoland Speedway. Now with five down and five to go, he finds himself 50 points out of the lead, ninth in the points. That's way too big of a mountain to climb. Clint Bowyer is the inspiration for drivers deeper in the Chase for the Sprint Cup because he headed into the Charlotte race 40 points out and he chopped 12 points off with his win Saturday night. He's now 28 back and in fourth place. But, for example, look right now at Martin Truex Jr., who is seventh and 49 points out. That's more than a full race. So not only is he more ...

Qualifying and testing changes in NASCAR for 2013

NASCAR is finally shaking things up as we wrap up the next five races of the Chase and prepare for the 2013 racing season. They are making adjustments in three areas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying , NASCAR Nationwide Series starting grid and NASCAR testing.The NSCS will be going to a 36-6-1 format, which means the fastest 36 cars will make the race on speed, instead of [...]

Clint Bowyer wins at Charlotte, full race results

Clint Bowyer won Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He managed a win by saving fuel. Denny Denny Hamlin attempted to close in on Bowyer during the races closing laps but was unable to. Jimmie Johnson finished third.The win was Bowyer’s third of the season, a career high in a season. Bowyer won at Sonoma and Richmond.Bowyer ran out of fuel...

Bowyer's strategy boosts Chase bid

The fastest car didn't win the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night. For Clint Bowyer, "racing" had very little to do with his first career intermediate track victory and his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup win. With savvy calculations by crew chief Brian Pattie and tremendous patience, Bowyer was able to stretch out his fuel mileage over the final 56 laps to win...

Gordon would've masked concussion

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was praised by his competitors for having the guts to seek medical attention that led to him being sidelined Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But, at least one driver wasn't sure he'd do the same with a championship on the line. ''Honestly, I hate to say this, but no, I wouldn't,'' four-time champion Jeff Gordon said. &...

Clint Bowyer remains in NASCAR title hunt for another week

Kansas Speedway will welcome hometown driver Clint Bowyer to the track next weekend. Bowyer remains in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title after outlasting the competition on fuel mileage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was the third win of the season for Bowyer.Winning a race is great but Bowyer also remains a factor in the Sprint Cup Series title picture. While he...

Win puts Clint Bowyer back in championship hunt

(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer One of these days, Clint Bowyer might have enough gas in his tank to do a celebratory burnout. Until then, he's just fine walking to Victory Lane. Bowyer and crew chief Brian Pattie stretched a final tank of fuel to the finish for a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway that pushed the Michael Waltrip...

Clint Bowyer Charlotte Press Conference VIDEO – Race Winner

Clint Bowyer talks to the media after winning the 2012 Bank of America 500 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joining Bowyer on stage is team owner Michael Waltrip and crew chief Brian Pattie. Video Courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.

AJ Allmendinger finishes 24th in return to NASCAR

Given an opportunity to drive at the Sprint Cup level was all AJ Allmendinger could ask for. Allmendinger was given that opportunity for Saturday nights race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Phoenix Racing No. 51 Chevrolet.Allmendinger’s chance came together rather quickly. Regan Smith had been scheduled to drive the car but when Dale Earnhardt Jr announced that he would miss...

CUP: Bowyer Wins Fuel Scramble

Clint Bowyer held on over the closing miles to score his third win of the season...

Bowyer flexing muscle in Chase now

When the Sprint Cup season began, did anyone really believe that Michael Waltrip Racing had a shot at the title? After all, wasn't this going to be a rebuilding year for MWR? With the exception of two wins in its first five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons, the organization barely earned a mention. And while Scott Miller arrived last fall, wouldn't the new competition director...

Fuel mileage changes outcome of race

Clint Bowyer wins at Charlotte.

NASCAR News & Notes of the Week

Don’t be fooled by the court jester routine Clint Bowyer seems to play in press conferences. For all the joking he does, he’s serious about winning...

Clint Bowyer Wins Charlotte

After four races, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin had seemingly separated themselves in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Not...
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