Found October 05, 2012 on
While some fear Talladega Superspeedway, don't count Clint Bowyer among the frightened.
Bowyer has won the last two fall races on the 2.66-mile track - NASCAR's largest oval on the circuit. Although the style of racing at Talladega and the Sprint Cup Series' other restrictor-plate track, Daytona International Speedway, has evolved over the last year as the sanctioning body has altered cooling packages and changed restrictor-plate sizes to distance the cars and discourage tandem drafting, Bowyer still has to be considered a favorite in Sunday's race.
Considering that Bowyer is fourth in the points standings among the Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders and trails current leader Brad Keselowski by 25 points, Talladega could not have come at a better time for him.
"We have to use this weekend to put ourselves back in the hunt," Bowyer said. "There's three cars that have been breaking away here and this is the one track, the one opportunity that can...
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During the regular season Clint Bowyer won two events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This weekend the driver of the No. 15 Toyota
Camry heads to the track that he may have an advantage at in the Chase. The 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway has been the home of two victories for Bowyer.
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Is Talladega the “wild card” race in the Chase?
Not for Clint Bowyer, who stands to make up ground in the championship picture this weekend.
Bowyer’s average finish over the last five Talladega races is a sparkling 3.4. The driver of the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota is five-for-five in top-10′s during that span with two victories, whereas no other driver has more than three...
Clint Bowyer said it best about Talladega recently:
“[It] can shake things up in a big way. It can propel you to the lead or bury you.”
Sunday’s race at Talladega, NASCAR’s most volatile track, is only the fourth in the 10-race Chase to the Championship. But many of those trying to catch NASCAR’s points leaders, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson, respectively, aren’t...
Clint Bowyer is looking to win his third straight fall Talladega race…
Talladega is a big, fast, scary race track. The 2.66-mile high banked oval in the middle of Alabama is one of the most feared tracks the series visits.
The restrictor plates make both races very exciting for fans, but sometimes dreaded by drivers. Often, it’s a crap shoot as to who will win as the odds are better to get caught up in the “big one” than to actually win or escape...