Phoenix II: Clint Bowyer preview

This Week's Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot chassis No. 327 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in this weekend's Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix. Built new...

This Week's Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot chassis No. 327 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in this weekend's Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix. Built new in 2010, this Chevrolet made its debut last month at Martinsville Speedway where Bowyer finished 37th after being involved in an accident on lap 194.

Back in a Truck ... Bowyer will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since 2007, piloting the No. 2 Kroger Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc. Bowyer has run four NCWTS races with KHI in the past, posting a best finish of fifth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2007.

CLINT BOWYER:

You have two top-five and four top-10 finishes at Phoenix. It seems to be a pretty good track for you, right?

"It has been a great race track for me. It's one of my favorites, actually. I had my first Cup start at Phoenix in 2005 and we always seem to run good out there. It is one of those tracks where one of these days, we are going to get a win. We really want to build off our ninth-place finish in the spring."

The track is so different from one end to another and there is so much concentration on the chassis, but do you have to give up anything to be good there?

"Not really. You just need a good balance on the race car. You can't be too tight and you can't be too loose. It's so much different than any other track because you have to be quick in turns one and two where it is tight, but also need to keep the car underneath you in the flat sweeping turns of three and four."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Clint Bowyer