This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Texas ... Clint Bowyer will drive Chassis No. 080 in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Bowyer was running second in this Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway in May when contact with another competitor...
This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Texas ... Clint Bowyer will drive Chassis No. 080 in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Bowyer was running second in this Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway in May when contact with another competitor with just three laps remaining relegated the team to a disappointing 25th-place finish. In addition, John Wes Townley drove this Chevrolet to a career-best 15th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February.
Stockman Calling the Shots ... Danny Stockman will serve as crew chief for the No. 21 Zaxby's Chevrolet this weekend. Stockman, the fulltime crew chief for Raybestos rookie of the year contender Austin Dillon in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, made his debut as Bowyer's crew chief in the NNS at Bristol in August. Several members of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet will join Stockman in Richmond this weekend. This season, Stockman, a 28-year-old California native, has earned race wins in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Iowa, Las Vegas) and ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards (Kansas, Rockingham), with drivers Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon.
Double Duty ... Following Saturday's NNS race at Texas, Bowyer will compete in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas in the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet.
What are your thoughts on Texas Motor Speedway?
"Speed is more important than handling at Texas. The Nationwide cars carry a lot of speed entering the corners and the key is finding the groove where your car handles the best. That can be tricky during the Nationwide race because Texas is the type of track where additional grooves develop as the weekend progresses. On Sunday, there are more options because the track has been raced on all weekend. I really like Texas. It's fast, you have got to get the car rolling the centers. You can get too loose there, but I'd definitely prefer a loose car there over a tight one. I've finished as high as third but I haven't won there yet so it would be neat to get that opportunity this weekend. Those cowboy hats they give you in victory lane look pretty neat."