CLINT BOWYER Forget Bob, What About Clint? HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 11, 2006) -- "What About Bob?" who cares, the ACDelco team is starting to wonder "What About Clint?" ACDelco pilot Clint Bowyer is due for a win and is ready for it this...
Forget Bob, What About Clint?
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 11, 2006) -- "What About Bob?" who cares, the ACDelco team is starting to wonder "What About Clint?" ACDelco pilot Clint Bowyer is due for a win and is ready for it this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway. The Emporia, Kan., native has not visited victory lane since he won the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Oct. 22 2005. As the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team heads to Loudon, N.H., for the running of the New England 200 Saturday afternoon, they will be 20 miles south of the famous Lake Winnipesaukee. The lake is nationally known as the sight of Dr. Leo Marvin's family vacation home, played by Richard Dreyfuss in the 1991 hit comedy "What About Bob?"
Clint Bowyer and the ACDelco Real Car Guys are stalking the Busch Series championship similar to the way character Bob Wiley, played by Bill Murray, stalked his therapist Dr. Marvin, while on his family vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee. The team, like Wiley, is not going to give up until they are satisfied with their performance and the only way they are going to do that is with a win and a Busch Series championship.
Points of Interest...
* What Ya' Haulin'...The Real Car Guys will take chassis No. 47 to New Hampshire International Speedway this weekend. They have run this chassis four times this season. The ACDelco team started eighth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and brought home a ninth place finish in March. They then qualified 16th and finished 21st at the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) night race in April. Bowyer qualified on the outside pole at Richmond International Raceway and finished fifth during the May night race. Most recently, they qualified fourth and finished 18th at the Milwaukee Mile on June 24.
* Track Stat...Bowyer has raced once at New Hampshire International Speedway in the NASCAR Busch Series. His solo start came on July 16, 2005. Bowyer qualified the ACDelco Chevrolet eighth and came home in the 16th spot at the end of the day.
* Law of Averages...ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer and the ACDelco Real Car Guys have an average starting position of 10.5 for the 2006 race season and an average finishing position of 11.8.
* Points Chase...Bowyer held on to third place in the NASCAR Busch Series driver's points chase after his seventh place finish at Chicagoland Speedway this past Saturday. He is currently 382 points behind his teammate and points leader, Kevin Harvick, and 59 points behind second place Carl Edwards.
* Start Time...Saturday's 200-lap event at New Hampshire International Speedway is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Live television coverage of the New England 200 will begin on TNT at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with live radio coverage at the same time on your local MRN radio affiliate and XM Satellite Radio--channel 144.
* ACDelco Batteries...Whether you're traveling by car, heavy-duty truck, snowmobile, boat or motorcycle, ACDelco makes a battery that's maintenance-free and long-lasting. It's part of our All Seasons, All Reasons philosophy.
* Spotter Stat...ACDelco spotter Tim Fedewa is the last driver to win the New England 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway from the pole. He did so in 2000 while driving for Cicci-Welliver.
* Double Duty...ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer will also be competing in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS this Sunday. He gained two positions in the point standings after his ninth place finish at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend. He is currently in 16th place and 714 points out of the lead.
Clint Bowyer on New Hampshire International Speedway...
Talk about your first-ever visit to New Hampshire International Speedway last season.
"We just couldn't get the momentum we needed. Our car started off tight and remained tight for the majority of the race, but it would come to me the longer we stayed green. It sure didn't help that we had 13 cautions because they just kept killing my momentum. Once we got back in the middle of the pack we couldn't do anything with the dirty air. We probably should have taken four tires on that last stop instead of two. We just had to move on and put that one behind us."