This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Richmond ... Clint Bowyer will drive Chassis No. 058 in this weekend's Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway. This Chevrolet will make its first on-track appearance this weekend since undergoing a ...
This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Richmond ... Clint Bowyer will drive Chassis No. 058 in this weekend's Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway. This Chevrolet will make its first on-track appearance this weekend since undergoing a complete rebuild by the No. 21 Zaxby's team over the winter. In it's last on-track appearance, Stephen Leicht finished ninth at Memphis in this car in 2009. In 2008, Clint Bowyer drove this Chevrolet to an 18th-place finish at O'Reilly Raceway Park and a third-place finish at the Milwaukee Mile. In 2007, Tim McCreadie raced this Chevy at Milwaukee, ORP, Richmond and Memphis, finishing 28th, 12th, 32nd and 16th, respectively, while Timothy Peters drove it to a 13th-place finish at Phoenix. In 2006, Kevin Harvick was four for five with this chassis, earning victories at Martinsville Speedway, ORP, Richmond and Memphis before finishing second at Phoenix.
Hometown Proud ... PJ Bryant, shock specialist for the No. 21 Zaxby's Chevrolet team, is a native of Dale City, Virginia, which is located about 85 miles north of Richmond. Bryant, a long-time employee of RCR, worked on Bowyer's 2008 NNS championship team under the leadership of crew chief Dan Deeringhoff.
You've won a Nationwide Race and a Cup race at Richmond. What is the key to winning at this short track?
"Usually, the guy who wins has a clean car and all four fenders are on the car at the end of the race. Aerodynamics is crucial, which surprises people when you talk about Richmond, but I know firsthand how important they are there. I ripped my right-front fender off during the Nationwide race a couple years ago that everyone thought we had wrapped up. It wasn't so much the case after that."
Does night racing add extra excitement to NASCAR Nationwide Series races?
"I like night racing because it reminds me of the type of racing I did growing up. I think night racing reminds most drivers of their racing roots. I love going to Richmond because the track has several grooves and races well. It's usually a great show for the fans."