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 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - traditionally one of his most challenging tracks on the circuit.
"To be able to come here and compete and have cars capable of qualifying in the top five and racing up front ... man, I'm telling you, that means a lot to me," Bowyer said. "I think it speaks volumes to our team, Brian Pattie, everybody that he's assembled around me from the get-go.
"It's truly -- it makes you almost giddy. It's so much fun to come to the racetrack knowing you've got cars that are capable of getting the job done, you've just got to figure out how to make it work."
On Saturday, Bowyer, 33, discovered the secr...