CLINT BOWYER Looking for Another Top-10 in Atlanta Huntersville, N.C. (March 14, 2006) -- As the ACDelco race team heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway after their second top-10 finish of the season at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, they hope...
Looking for Another Top-10 in Atlanta
Huntersville, N.C. (March 14, 2006) -- As the ACDelco race team heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway after their second top-10 finish of the season at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, they hope the momentum will carry them to another strong finish. The Real Car Guys take to Atlanta (Ga.) for the running of the Nicorette 300 on Saturday, March 18.
The ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS ran in the top-10 all day at Las Vegas and the team knows that they can run up front at Atlanta. Judging from their 2005 NASCAR Busch Series race, Bowyer and the team have what it takes to lead the field in Atlanta. They were running up front and then ran into a little misfortune as the car increasingly got tighter and tighter towards the end of the race forcing Bowyer back to a 21st finishing position.
Points of Interest...
* What Ya' Haulin'...The Real Car Guys will take chassis No. 035 to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. They ran this chassis at five races during the 2005 season. The race tracks included, California Speedway for both Busch Series events, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Pikes Peak International Raceway. It brought home one pole, three top-five and four top-10 finishes.
* Track Stat...Bowyer has raced one time at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
He looked like he might have been on his way to capturing his first win when he was leading with 17 laps to go in the running of the Aaron's 312 during the spring event in 2005. However, a tight condition in the closing stages of the race cost him 20 spots and he wound up 21st. Bowyer led twice for a total of 17 laps and ran in the top-10 for the majority of the day, but couldn't hang on at the end.
* Points Chase...Bowyer is lower in the points standings than he was last season at this time, but he is still fewer points out of the lead than he was in 2005. He is currently 104 points out, which is 19 less than he was last season when he was in third. 178 Points separate the top-10 drivers this year, whereas 272 points separated them in the 2005 season.
No. 2 ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer on Atlanta Motor Speedway...
What do you think about Atlanta Motor Speedway?
"I like Atlanta (Motor Speedway) a lot because we can race two or three wide and there are a lot of different options on the track. If your car is not working in one lane you can move one way or the other to make it work."
From your past experience at Atlanta Motor Speedway, how do you feel about your chances this weekend?
"We've had some bad luck there. We led the race last year, but ran into some bad luck and finished in the middle of the pack. We're working on getting the speed that we need and should run good this weekend."