BUSCH: Mexico City: Clint Bowyer preview

CLINT BOWYER "The Third Time's The Charm" Huntersville, NC. (Feb. 28, 2006) -- ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer is looking forward to his second chance at conquering the twists and turns of the Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico...

CLINT BOWYER
"The Third Time's The Charm"

Huntersville, NC. (Feb. 28, 2006) -- ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer is looking forward to his second chance at conquering the twists and turns of the Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez road course in Mexico City, Mexico, this Sunday, March 5, 2006 during the running of the Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200.

The 2005 race season brought the Emporia, Kan., native his first look at a road course when he competed in Mexico City last year. Bowyer qualified for the race in the 13th position and later proved that he could hang with the road course veterans when he brought the ACDelco machine back to the United States in 7th place.

After completing his first road course race Bowyer said, "To finish seventh racing against some of the best drivers in the world and being on a road course for the first time is a big accomplishment for me and all the guys with this ACDelco team."

Bowyer then competed at Watkins Glen International last season. With only his second road course start, he had a little trouble in qualifying which put him in the 41st starting position, but he rallied back and brought the ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS home in 15th.

As the old saying goes, "the third time's the charm." Well, at least the ACDelco Real Car Guys hope so and will be focusing on bringing home their first road course victory in Mexico City, Mexico.

Points of Interest...

* What Ya' Haulin'...The Real Car Guys will unload chassis No. 045 this weekend. This chassis competed at both Mexico City and Watkins Glen road course races last season with Bowyer as the pilot. He started 13th in Mexico and finished in the 7th position. Watkins Glen brought a 41st starting position due to Bowyer missing s shift, but recovered with a 15th place finish.

* Se Hablo Espanol?...The ACDelco Chevrolet will have a touch of Spanish on it. The TV Panel will say "El Poder de la Experiencia" which translates to "The Power of the Experience" and the hood will say "Autopartes ACDelco" which translates to "ACDelco Autoparts."

* Track Stat...Bowyer has raced one time at the Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez road course in the No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. He started 13th and finished 7th.

* Start Time...Sunday's Telcel-Motorola Mexico 200 is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST. TV coverage of the 80-lap event on FOX begins at 1:30 p.m. EST, with live radio coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST on your local MRN Radio affiliate and XM Satellite Radio -- channel 144. Remember times and dates of the race may change so check your local listings.

No. 2 ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer on Autodromos Hermanos Rodriguez road course ...

Based on your experience from last season, how do you feel about going back to Mexico City?

"I ran pretty well down there last year and had a lot of fun with the fans and the whole deal. The event was really cool. I am looking forward to getting back down there and having a lot of fun."

You are going to be busy this weekend driving your ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in the Busch Series road race in Mexico City. What do you think most of your fellow Cup competitors will be doing?

"They're probably going to be watching the race on TV during a rare weekend at home. That is for the Cup guys who aren't racing in Mexico this weekend. I'm looking forward to going down there and having some fun."

-rcr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Clint Bowyer