Found October 04, 2012 on
During the regular season Clint Bowyer won two events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This weekend the driver of the No. 15 Toyota
Camry heads to the track that he may have an advantage at in the Chase. The 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway has been the home of two victories for Bowyer.
Bowyer is ahead of the class at Talladega. In the last five races at Talladega no one has been better. During that time Bowyer has not finished lower then seventh. Bowyer finished sixth at Talladega earlier this year.
While NASCAR has made some changes to the cars there is no doubt that Bowyer knows how to navigate through the field.
Does Clint Bowyer need to win this weekend at Talladega in order to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title?
The answer is not a simple yes.
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Talladega is a big, fast, scary race track. The 2.66-mile high banked oval in the middle of Alabama is one of the most feared tracks the series visits.
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