Bowyer will make his 13th NSCS start at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. In his previous 12 starts Bowyer has five top-10 finishes. He finished sixth last May and led 29 laps. Bowyer has led a total of 33 laps in his 12 starts, averages a 20th place starting position and finish of 14th.
GOODBYE MAY, HELLO JUNE: Bowyer escapes the month of May, which features races at statistically unfavorable tracks Darlington and Charlotte, with a top-10 average finish. Bowyer finished sixth at Talladega, 11th at Darlington and 13th at Charlotte. In 20 career NSCS starts at Darlington and Charlotte Bowyer has one top-five and four top-10s. At tracks the NSCS visits in the month of June (Dover, Pocono, Michigan and Sonoma), Bowyer has four top-fives and 18 top-10s with an average finish of 15.6 in 42 starts.
BOWYER IN 2012: In 12 starts this season Bowyer has one top-five, five top-10 and nine top-15 finishes. He has led five laps – three at Las Vegas and two at Martinsville. He has an average finish of 13.7 and start of 15.5. Bowyer’s best average finish for a season came in 2007 when he averaged a finish of 13.8 and finished third in the final point standings.
CHASSIS NOTES: Primary Chassis No. 724 started 16th and finished fourth at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 718 is the backup and previously served backup duty at Phoenix, Bristol and Richmond but never raced.
5-hour ENERGY OPEN TRACK: On Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. ticket holders for the 5-hour ENERGY 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race will have the chance to enter the track and roam the frontstretch of the Monster Mile. Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip will participate in a free question and answer session for fans in attendance at 9 a.m.
TIME TO HIT THE ROAD: Bowyer and the No. 15 team are testing at Virginia International Raceway on Wednesday. The road course testing is in preparation for the upcoming race in Sonoma, Calif.
2013 TOYOTA CAMRY REVEAL: Bowyer and team owner Michael Waltrip visited the Toyota Racing Development campus in Salisbury, N.C. on Wednesday, May 23 for the unveiling of the 2013 Toyota Camry that will race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning at the 2013 Daytona 500.
PRELUDE TO THE DREAM: Bowyer, last year’s Prelude to the Dream winner, will make his sixth start in the dirt track exhibition on June 6 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Clint Bowyer Racing also built the race winning car for Jimmie Johnson in 2010. Bowyer has never finished outside the top-five. The 2012 Feed The Children Prelude to the Dream will be broadcast live on HBO Pay Per View.
DRIVE FOR THE COVER: Activision and NASCAR Team Properties have created an exciting campaign that invites fans to vote for their favorite NASCAR driver to be featured on the cover of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line due to be released this fall. The campaign will position 32 drivers in a five-round bracket-style tournament to select the cover driver for this year’s game. Fans can vote for Bowyer by visiting www.nascarthegame.com/vote
NMPA SPIRIT AWARD WINNER: The National Motorsports Press Association selected Clint Bowyer as its first quarter Spirit Award winner. The award recognizes an individuals contributions to the racing community. Bowyer’s “Seventy-Nine Fund” donated more than $1 million to the construction of the Bowyer Community Building, a multi-purpose community center to host events, concerts and activities for the residents of Bowyer’s hometown of Emporia, Kan. Click here for more information on the Bowyer Community Building.