Found November 02, 2012 on
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
With just three races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Clint Bowyer definitely leads the pack as far as being laid back. Currently Bowyer sits third in the overall point standings just 26 points behind the man atop the heap — Jimmie Johnson. However Friday morning Bowyer played coy about his chances at the title.
“Well, Jimmie (Johnson) wasn’t in New York when (Hurricane) Sandy hit — he was in North Carolina it looks like so he
made it. So, scratch that from the list of ideas possibly that I could win this championship. I think hit man is probably out of the order. He rides his bicycle a lot — I was hoping maybe he would blow his knee out or something. Nothing career-ending or anything. Maybe painful — something painful to keep him out of the car,” Bowyer stated sarcastically.
“You have to beat him. That’s what makes this sport what it is. It’s incredible
BEST OF MAXIM
Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, stopped by the media center at the Texas Motor Speedway to talk to the media. Below is the video from that meeting where Bowyer talks about his outlook for the weekend’s race, the AAA Texas 500. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
If Clint Bowyer or Kasey Kahne can capture the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, they will have made history. The title would be the largest deficit anyone made up with three races remaining since Dale Earnhardt did it in 1990. Bowyer and Kahne sit 26 and 29 points behind points leader Jimmie Johnson respectively and have a decent chance at chasing down history.
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