BUSCH: Homestead: Clint Bowyer preview

Bowyer Aims for Victory in Final ACDelco Appearance HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- With a victory and three additional top-five performances in the last six races, ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer is focused on a similarly strong finish at...

Bowyer Aims for Victory in Final ACDelco Appearance

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- With a victory and three additional top-five performances in the last six races, ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer is focused on a similarly strong finish at the Busch Series season finale this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Bowyer, who enters the event third in Busch Series points, is hoping a victory will propel him past Carl Edwards to second in the standings and provide ACDelco with a winning memory of the brand's final appearance on the No. 2 Chevrolet. ACDelco will not return as the primary sponsor of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 2 car in 2007.

"ACDelco is the best sponsor I could have ever imagined having in the Busch Series," said Bowyer. "Their record speaks for itself. They have the most wins and the most championships than any other sponsor, and I'm proud to be a part of that history. Hopefully, we can add to it with a victory at Homestead."

For over two decades, the ACDelco brand has been intrinsically associated with the Busch Series. As both an event and team sponsor, ACDelco has made significant contributions to the growth and success of NASCAR's premier feeder series. During the past 10 years, an impressive roster of drivers has competed in the ACDelco Chevrolet, including Steve Park, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday, and Clint Bowyer.

From 1997 through 2006, ACDelco drivers have earned an unrivalled three Busch Series championships, two Rookie-of-the-Year titles and 30 victories. In addition, ACDelco drivers have earned at least one Busch Series win in each of the last 10 years, including Bowyer's victory at Dover International Speedway in September.

Bowyer about Homestead-Miami Speedway...

"Homestead is unique with the multi-grade banking and just the way you drive it. I always seem to be most happy right down on the bottom of the track because it's the flattest part. The tires are another big part of the way you drive it and how you use a lot of brake on a big track like it. It's all stuff that I normally don't do on a track this size."

Points of Interest...

Track Stats...In two Busch Series appearances at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Bowyer has qualified 23rd and 12th, respectively. He went on to finish 39th and eighth. His average starting position is 17.5 and his average finishing position is 23.5.

Points Chase...Bowyer remains third in the NASCAR Busch Series driver point standings after his fourth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. He is now 940 points behind his RCR teammate and points leader Kevin Harvick, but only 96 points behind second place Carl Edwards.

Start Time...The NASCAR Busch Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST Nov. 18.

-credit: rcr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Steve Park , Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Johnny Sauter , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer
Teams Richard Childress Racing