This Week's Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot chassis No. 328 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in this weekend's 400 miler. This is a brand new No. 33 ...
This Week's Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot chassis No. 328 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in this weekend's 400 miler. This is a brand new No. 33 Chevrolet Impala that will turn its first laps on the track at Homestead.
You've run four races at Homestead and have really only had one bad run. Do you feel Homestead is a pretty good track for you?
"Well, we're decent there. We've never really been able to run up front and lead laps. I've had a car that I thought was capable of winning there, so, yeah, I think we're pretty solid there."
Why do you think that is? RCR had struggled last year with the mile and mile-and-a-half tracks, but it didn't seem to effect you as much at Homestead.
"I think the balance in our bodies and everything fits in at Homestead a little bit better than most places, but it certainly needs to get better. Especially, if we go down there one year being in a situation where we need to win that specific race to bring home a Sprint Cup Series championship someday for RCR."
How racy is it now that they've done the progressive banking at Homestead?
"It's better...actually, way better. Now, you can search around different running lines and find grip and where your car works best. You're not just locked into one line on the race track. From that standpoint, it's definitely better and I think it has made for a lot more competitive racing for the fans."
You and Jeff (Burton) have done a lot to help out your teammate Kevin Harvick to be in position to win the Sprint Cup Series championship. Would you ever think about giving up a win for him?
"Well, that would be a difficult one. If I was running fourth and he was running fifth, and they told me he would win the championship by finishing fourth, I could see that. However, giving up a win...I would need some perks somewhere (laughs). He's winning a lot of money with that championship, so maybe he could double the money on the win or something (laughs)."
On the other hand, if Jimmie Johnson was up there and you were told if you can get up there and knock him back a few spots, we'll win the championship. Do you think you would find yourself digging a little harder?
"You're always digging 100% on every lap at every race track. If there's a guy in front of you and you're not trying to pass him, you're not going to have a job very long in this sport."