Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/10/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, stands on pit road after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Clint Bowyer comes into Sunday’s Auto Club 400 from the Auto Club Speedway sitting fourth in points, 38 markers behind leader Brad Keselowski. He knows that keeping his good start going will be the key to staying in the points battle throughout the year and the series is coming to a track he’s excited to race at. “It’s always good to go to the race track.  This is a fun race track.  For as big as it is, it’s always a lot of fun when it widens out on the race — running high, running low and duking and driving.  It always seems to race pretty well.  For the size of this race track, we all enjoy ourselves pretty well out there.  Looking forward to it.  Had a strong run last week (at Bristol) and hopefully we can continue this momentum and keep building.  This is a good time of the year to get your mojo rolling and get a good points base established so you can roll into the summer months being able to race as hard as you want and take as many chances as you want,” Bowyer told media members Friday from the track. It doesn’t hurt that the new Generation 6 race car has lent itself to allowing drivers the ability to be more aggressive with their racing. That in turn should translate into better races for the fans, and Auto Club Speedway has been known as a “boring” race by many. “I think our speeds will be faster with more aero grip with the new car.  I think we’ve seen good things with this new car.  After the Daytona 500, since we’ve been on what I call a regular race track, it’s performed well and put on good shows.  I was excited about what we saw at Bristol.  I thought it was an entertaining race to be in and had some excitement all the way through and had a little fireworks going at the end.  It was fun to see at Bristol and I think that same thing will play out here,” said Bowyer. The only thing that might keep Bowyer out of Victory Lane on Sunday is past history. So far, Toyota has not won at the Auto Club Speedway. Present that to Bowyer and you’ll get a response of the statistics don’t matter. “I think this is a track that Toyota is going to win at soon.  Our speeds are fast with our Toyotas on these big race tracks.  A Toyota won at the only mile-and-a-half we’ve had (on the schedule) so far — that speed will carry over, I believe on this race track.  There’s several of us that run well here as teams and drivers and our equipment is certainly second to none, so we’ll be just fine,” commented Bowyer. Bowyer and the rest of his Michael Waltrip Racing teammates, Mark Martin and Martin Truex, Jr., will be back on track for another practice Saturday at 12:30 PM EST.

NFL’s Blandino: Browner’s hit could be reviewed in future

Dodgers trade Dee Gordon to the Marlins

Report: Wisconsin's Andersen will take over Oregon State

Report: Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins from Phillies

NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

Browns ticket prices up big after Manziel was announced starter


Never underestimate the focus of a champion

PETA to Nebraska: Punish player for killing raccoon

Report: Jimmy Rollins would green light trade to Dodgers

Astros reportedly ink Luke Gregerson to three-year deal

Red Sox expected to pursue Cole Hamels

Jon Lester shows love for Red Sox fans in heartfelt tweets

14 candidates to replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin

As Goodell as it gets? Goodell deserves TIME Person of the Year nomination

2014-2015 CFB bowl games announcing schedule

Warriors unveil updated plans for San Francisco arena

Which NFL team moves to Los Angeles?

Watt loses bet with teammate, has to rock Ohio State gear

Geno Smith: I’ve shown flashes of being a Pro Bowler

10 similarities between Nike's CFP uniforms and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Who wins the crazy AFC North?

Bomani Jones calls out Colin Cowherd over John Wall talk

NBA power rankings at season's quarter-pole

Rob Gronkowski poses with kittens

Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Browns ticket prices up due to Manziel

Never underestimate the focus of a champion

The history of #1 ranked Rivals HS football players

NBA Power Rankings

Jon Lester shows Red Sox fans love

Patriots: Still AFC East dream crushers

Report: Scherzer seeking $200M+ deal

Top storyline for Week 15 NFL games

Gronk worried for career after injury

Lester chooses to sign with Cubs

Police want to interview Floyd

Duke coach turned down Michigan?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.