Double-Duty First for Bowyer in Indianapolis HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 1, 2006) -- ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer will be pulling double-duty again this weekend, just as he has done the entire 2006 race season. This weekend's venture however,...
Double-Duty First for Bowyer in Indianapolis
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 1, 2006) -- ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer will be pulling double-duty again this weekend, just as he has done the entire 2006 race season. This weekend's venture however, will be a bit different from the rest. Although Bowyer is competing in the same city, he will still have to travel back and forth between the two racetracks in Indianapolis, Ind.
Bowyer and his ACDelco Chevy will compete in the Kroger 200 Saturday evening at Indianapolis Raceway Park, situated in the outskirts of the city limits. He will then helicopter the short six-miles back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located just outside downtown for the NEXTEL Cup Series race on Sunday.
Bowyer will not be flying alone this weekend. He and seven other drivers are attempting to compete in both events. In addition to his regular traveling partner and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) teammate Kevin Harvick, Bowyer will also be flying back and forth with the third driver from RCR's 2006 racing stable, Jeff Burton. The RCR trio will travel back and forth in an effort to take the tri-fecta home for RCR in both the NASCAR Busch and Cup Series races.
Points of Interest...
Unveiling Special Paint Scheme...ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer will be on hand along with Chevrolet at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course Thursday at 11:30 a.m. EDT to unveil the No. 2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS he is running for the Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond International Raceway in honor of the September Chevy Rock & Roll weekend.
Substitute Driver...Brandon Miller will be on hand in the event that Bowyer is unable to make it back to IRP in time to practice the ACDelco Chevrolet this weekend prior to the Kroger 200.
Double Duty...ACDelco driver Clint Bowyer will also be competing in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS this Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He is currently 19th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series point standings and 875 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
Clint Bowyer on Indianapolis Raceway Park...
Talk about your runner-up finish last weekend and how it's affecting you and your team.
"We just keep knocking on the door of our first win and can't seem to get our hands on it. Our team morale is still really high. I think if anything it's making us try that much harder. We are more determined now than ever, because we know we can do it and that we have the equipment and the team to make it happen."
What makes IRP so tough?
"You just can't run around the bottom. IRP and Darlington are about the only two tracks where it's like that. It's so flat down there and it's a multi-grade banking, which makes it really hard to pass because you have to get down and make the car work on that. You basically have to be a lot faster than the guy in front of you to pass him or use the old chrome horn."