Clint Bowyer Takes Chevy to Victory Lane From the Pole in the Silverado 350K Claims Career-First NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Win At Texas Motor Speedway; Kyle Busch Finishes Second and Ron Hornaday, Jr. Finishes Fifth to Give Silverado Three...
Clint Bowyer Takes Chevy to Victory Lane From the Pole in the Silverado 350K
Claims Career-First NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Win At Texas Motor Speedway; Kyle Busch Finishes Second and Ron Hornaday, Jr. Finishes Fifth to Give Silverado Three of Top-Five Finishers
Ft. Worth, TX - Clint Bowyer, No. 46 Jack Daniel's Silverado, was not going to be denied his career-first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) win. Starting from the pole in the Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway, Bowyer took the lead at the drop of the green and held the point for the first 49 laps of the scheduled 147-lap race.
In a race where there were only three lead changes among two drivers, Bowyer regained the lead on lap 95 to claim Chevy Silverado's fifth win of the 2006 NCTS season. Three Chevy Silverado drivers claimed top-five finishing spots in the Chevrolet entitled event.
Bowyer held a comfortable lead over second place Kyle Busch, No. 15 kylebusch.com Silverado when the caution flag flew for the final time on lap 143 forcing a green-white-checkered finish.
The two Silverado drivers powered away from the field on restart with Bowyer holding off Busch to take the win by 0.279 seconds.
Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 RoadLoans.com/AES HR Solutions Silverado finished fifth to give Silverado three of the top-five finishing postions. Hornaday recovered to claim a top-five after going a lap down early in the race as the result of a wheel issue that forced a pit stop under green flag conditions.
Mike Skinner (Toyota) and Jack Sprague (Toyota) finished third and fourth to complete the top-five finishers.
Toyota clinched their first NCTS Manufacturers' title with two more races remaining in the season. The next event will be at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2006.
Manufacturers' points following tonights race are: Toyota 160 points (11 wins); Ford 145 points (7 wins); Chevrolet 120 points (5 wins) and Dodge 79 points (0) wins.
RON HORNADAY, No. 33 Roadloans.com Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 5th:
"Our guys worked so hard this whole weekend, and I just cannot say how proud I am of our team. They gave me a great truck to run in this weekend, we just were a little tight, and I think that others were fighting the same problem. I am so happy that a Chevy Silverado won this race and we had an awesome run in our Roadloans.com Silverado. Congrats to Clint and his team, and we will go to Phoenix and fight for the win there."
CHAD MCCUMBEE, No. 08 The GPS Store/Garmin Silverado, Qualified 17th, Finished 13th:
"Man, I just cannot say enough about this team, and we had a great run in our Silverado tonight. I was optimistic coming here, because the past couple of weeks have been tough for us, but we fought back and came off the truck pretty decent. I am looking forward to heading to Phoenix next week and getting another good run for The GPS Store and Garmin in our Silverado."
OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Energizer Silverado, Qualified 29th, Finished 15th:
Aric Almirola, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 28th, Finished 20th
John Mickel, No. 07 Dudman Group/DSI Group Silverado, Qualified 31st, Finished 25th
Shane Huffman, No. 40 Key Motorsports Silverado, Qualified 33rd, Finished 26th
Mike Bliss, No. 16 Xpress Motorsports/Strutmasters.com Silverado, Qualified 25th, Finished 27th
Robert Richardson, No. 1 Vote Kinky Friedman for Governor Silverado, Qualified 35th, Finished 28th
Kerry Earnhardt, No. 13 Lowery Plumbing Silverado, Qualified 15th, Finished 29th
Dennis Setzer, No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado, Qualified 14th, Finished 32nd
Chris Wimmer, No. 76 Automotive Fabrication Silverado, Qualified 36th, Finished 34th
Johnny Chapman, No. 03. U.S. Restoration Silverado, Qualified 34th, Finished 35th
-credit: gm racing