Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media and discussed his off weekend, what it takes to be successful at the Brickyard, the prestige of racing and possibly winning here, going to Pocono, how he prepares for...
Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media and discussed his off weekend, what it takes to be successful at the Brickyard, the prestige of racing and possibly winning here, going to Pocono, how he prepares for the next 17 races, the Bristol test, the momentum he could gain by getting a victory at this race and what is it about this track that brings out the best in some drivers to go on and win the championship.
Select quotes from driver interview:
ON NEEDING TO HAVE THE WHOLE PACKAGE TO BE SUCCESSFUL HERE: "You have to have a well-rounded package when you show up here. It starts in the shop, Gil (Martin) and everybody prepared an awesome race car last year obviously and we brought that same race car back so hopefully she still remembers how to get around this place."
ON IF HE FEELS THE AURA WHEN HE PULLS INTO HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME: "Absolutely, there's not a track we go to that's anywhere close to this. Heck, you can get lost going to your motorhome at this place. It's a very cool place to be at, a lot of people, and a lot of focus and attention on this track media-wise and certainly race-team wise."
HOW HE PREPARES FOR THE FINAL 17 RACES: "I just woke up, just try to be ready for it and try to stay focused on the task at hand and try to stay in tune with what's going on on the race track and everywhere else and the shop and stay on top of things on your end of it. They say you're the quarterback of this deal and that sets the pace for everybody on the team so you just try to keep upbeat and keep everybody on the same page and don't let them down, do your job."
ON WHAT A WIN HERE COULD DO FOR THE REST OF HIS SEASON: "Momentum and confidence and everything else is so important to everybody. Obviously you can get burnt out, it's such a long series and such a long season. Not only you as a driver, everybody gets burnt out and you got to keep 'em upbeat and ready to go and working hard in the shop and bringing you good equipment so you can go out here and win these races and you're as big a part of that as anybody."
-credit: gm racing