Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Monte Carlo SS, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway and discussed racing in the Busch Series, best racing lines at MIS, strategy as the Chase approaches, crashes at the Glen, being...
Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Monte Carlo SS, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway and discussed racing in the Busch Series, best racing lines at MIS, strategy as the Chase approaches, crashes at the Glen, being aggressive when driving, racing for fun mid-week, secrets of success at Richard Childress Racing, handling the stress and approaching next week's night race at Bristol.
Select quotes from driver interview:
ON WHY RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING REGULARLY HAS THREE CARS RUNNING SO WELL: "One big engine working really well. Everyone at RCR is working really well and giving us good equipment. Preparation in the shop is first but the three crew chiefs and all the three drivers getting along and all pushing each other to be better is a large part of it."
ALL THREE DRIVERS SEEM TO BE QUITE DIFFERENT. HOW DOES THAT WORK? "Yeah, with Harvick you never know what to expect, with Burton you always know what to expect - the right thing, someone to learn off of. With me, being new to all of this, it's awesome. It's a perfect blend to learn from. I'm definitely very fortunate. I think that I've now caught up experience-wise to them - it's not just them running good and the third team running bad. If we have eighth-place cars, we're all running around eighth . six, seventh, eighth.
WHAT'S BEEN THE KEY TO THIS? "Working together has been the biggest thing. Teamwork and all of us pushing each other to be better."
WHAT'S JEFF BURTON'S ROLE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT HIM TO DO THE RIGHT THING? "He's very experienced, he's very polished, on and off the racetrack. You can always count on him doing the right thing and that's pretty hard to come by in this sport. There are a lot of egos in this sport and he doesn't seem to have one. He'll swallow his pride every time and it's something you can learn off of."
DO YOU ASK QUESTIONS OF THOSE GUYS? "Absolutely. Harvick - I'm a little closer to Harvick, he's a little younger and speaks, a little more, my language. But definitely Jeff Burton is a go-to guy. If I have a problem I go to him and you know with Jeff Burton what he tells you is from his heart and the truth."
-credit: gm racing