Texas II: Clint Bowyer preview

Bowyer and Jack Daniels Goin' Truckin' in Silverado 350K in No. 46 Fielded by Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Ft. Worth, TX -- Clint Bowyer and Jack Daniels are teaming with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports for the Silverado 350K at Texas Motor...

Bowyer and Jack Daniels Goin' Truckin' in Silverado 350K in No. 46 Fielded by Morgan-Dollar Motorsports

Ft. Worth, TX -- Clint Bowyer and Jack Daniels are teaming with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports for the Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). It will be Bowyer's second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race in the cockpit of the No. 46 Silverado and the third of his career.

Friday's 146-lap/246-mile/350-kilometer race will be the first start in the NCTS at TMS for Bowyer, where he already has four starts in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) and one start in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (NNCS).

"I'm excited to get behind the wheel of the Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Texas," said Bowyer. "Everyone over at Morgan-Dollar Motorsports was great to work with at New Hampshire in September. They gave me a great truck but we had some carburetor problems and that wound up costing us a handful of laps but, up until then, we had one of the trucks to beat.

"These trucks are a lot of fun to drive. They are so forgiving and you can drive them down into the corner for what feels like a mile further than the Cup or Busch cars. The big spoilers and the huge sides on these trucks give the driver a whole lot more flexibility when it comes to passing or picking out a line to run. We'll also have RCR power under the hood so I know Steve Allen, (RCR Truck Series Trackside Engine Manger) will slide me the steam. Plus, it's hard to find a truck that looks any cooler than mine with Jack Daniel's on the hood and down the side. I've only been in two Truck races and each time it has been in a truck that was capable of winning the race so hopefully the third time will be a charm."

Atop the pit box for Bowyer and the Jack Daniel's Silverado crew, will be Eric Phillips. The Canton, IL native has six career wins in the NCTS, four wins coming with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports teammate, Dennis Setzer in 2005. The No. 46 crew is looking to take the checkers as victors of the Silverado 350K, after three close efforts with other Chevrolet NNCS drivers at Talladega, Martinsville, and Atlanta.

"We were disappointed for Clint at New Hampshire," said Phillips. "He was going to the front in the No. 46 until we had the carburetor issue. He is a great driver and we are excited about our chances for a very strong run and good finish at Texas this weekend.

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Clint Bowyer , Steve Allen