This Weekend's BB&T Chevrolet Impala at Richmond International Raceway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot Chassis No. 267 from Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This is the same BB&T Chevrolet that Bowyer drove to a...
This Weekend's BB&T Chevrolet Impala at Richmond International Raceway ... Clint Bowyer will pilot Chassis No. 267 from Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This is the same BB&T Chevrolet that Bowyer drove to a seventh-place finish at Martinsville Speedway six weeks ago. He also drove this Chevrolet three times last season earning a 19th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in February, a 22nd-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April and an eighth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway in August. It was converted from its original downforce set up to a short-track racer over the offseason.
Richmond Facts ... In eight NSCS starts at RIR, Bowyer has earned one victory and four top-10 finishes. The Emporia, Kan., native has an 18.6 average start and a 10th-place average finish, third best among active drivers at the three-quarter mile Virginia short track. He has completed all 3,210 laps contested and has been running inside the top 15 for 2,277 of those laps (70.9 percent).
Everyone seems like to like Richmond. Why is that?
"Richmond is one of those tracks that just has good, action-packed racing. The outside groove has really come in so there is always two-wide racing somewhere on the track. The fans get a real sensation of the speed as they watch it from the stands and, although it's challenging for the drivers, it's just a fun track."
You've won at Richmond in both the Cup and Nationwide Series. Why is it such a good track for you?
"Any track you've been to where you have multiple wins, no matter the series, is special. The Cup victory fell into our lap, but we had been running well all day long. We always seem to have solid runs at Richmond. RCR has a pretty a rich history there and I think we've really improved on our short-track program since last season. I think we'll continue that theme this weekend."