This Weekend's BB&T Chevrolet Impala at Charlotte Motor Speedway... Clint Bowyer will pilot Chassis No. 277 from Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This is the same No. 33 Chevy Bowyer drove to an eighth-place finish,...
This Weekend's BB&T Chevrolet Impala at Charlotte Motor Speedway... Clint Bowyer will pilot Chassis No. 277 from Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This is the same No. 33 Chevy Bowyer drove to an eighth-place finish, after starting 13th, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February. A few weeks later, this chassis was outfitted with a rear spoiler and tested at Charlotte. The two-time NSCS race winner also piloted this Impala twice last season, finishing 18th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July and 21st at Kansas Speedway in October.
In It To Win It ... In order to be eligible for the one million-dollar pay day, Bowyer must finish in one of the top-two positions in the Sprint Showdown or be voted in by the fans. In two previous Sprint Showdown starts, Bowyer has earned one top-10 and two top-15 finishes. He owns a 9.5 average finish and has completed all 70 laps contested.
Were heading back to Charlotte for the Sprint All-Star Weekend...
"That (race) pays a million bucks."
Is that big money to you?
"I would hope that's big money for anybody."
"Always! I mean, you can have a lot of fun with a million dollars. A lot! A tremendous amount (of fun)!"
You emphasized a lot there. I wouldn't mind finding out how much fun you could have with a million bucks. How about you?
"I was going to say, it's not like I've had a million dollars to just go out and have fun with, but I could just imagine. A million dollars would look very good in my bank account."
You seem like the type who would have some fun with that money, if it was just play money. Have any ideas on how you'd spend it?
"Well, if my dirt team doesn't start racing better, I'm probably going to need it. (Laughs) It is a lot of money, but it's also an important race. We're all race car drivers that are competitive, no matter what race it is or what's on the line. I guarantee you, with all the hype that the media makes about the million dollars to win the all-star race, us drivers would race every bit as hard if we were racing for a six pack of Coca-Cola. We're going to go out there and race as hard as you can. That's just the way it is for race car drivers."
Since you're not in the All-Star race right now, how important is the fan vote to you?
"It would be cool if your fans voted you in. I would be very appreciative if that occurred. If your fans were loyal enough to go online and vote as many times as the rules allowed, that would be something special. We saw Kasey Kahne get voted in a few years ago and win the whole thing. You couldn't have scripted that any better."