I am really happy for Clint Bowyer, who won at Sonoma last Sunday. Clint actually continues a pattern there that has developed over the last few years. He became the eighth different NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner at Sonoma in the last eight years.
What's also interesting is that like most of the other seven winners, Clint was not one of the guys we were talking about leading up to Sunday as a potential favorite there. Boy, did he dominate the race though. He led 71 of the 112 laps.
Crew chief Brian Pattie and the entire No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing team had a strategy and executed it to perfection. Even with Kurt Busch rubbing on his back bumper, Clint never bobbled. Even when it came down to a green-white-checker finish, he was solid as a rock throughout every corner of those last few laps.
In addition to all this, Clint becomes the 12th different winner in just 16 races of our 2012 season. That alone is pretty amazing. Last year we had 18 different winners all year and here we...