MWR Results

10th     Clint Bowyer

14th    Brian Vickers

 

Clint Bowyer Race Summary: No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota driver Clint Bowyer finished 10th in Sunday’s 110-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. Bowyer started 25th but wasted little time moving to the front of the field grabbing the lead on lap 75. His day soured on lap 83 when Bowyer’s rear tire appeared to be going flat as he drove through turn 11. Jamie McMurray made contact with the back of Bowyer’s 5-hour ENERGY machine spinning him into traffic resulting in a collision with Kevin Harvick causing significant damage to the No. 15 Toyota. The Michael Waltrip Racing team kept Bowyer on the lead lap while making repairs. He restarted 29th with less than 40 laps to go and drove through the field climbing to 12th with 10 laps remaining then moving to 10th in the final laps. It was the sixth top-10 finish in 2014 for Bowyer. The 5-hour ENERGY team returns to action Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Started 25th and finished 10th
  • Took lead on lap 75 and led five laps.
  • Suffered damage on lap 83 when a flat tire, contact with Jamie McMurray and collision with Kevin Harvick resulted in damage
  • Restarted 29th with less than 40 laps to go and drove to 10th
  • Sixth top-10 finish of 2014

BOWYER QUOTE: “We had a fast 5-hour ENERGY Camry this weekend. We got ourselves in position and had a flat. It was going down and I was all over the place. Jamie (McMurray) just kind of finished me up and got me out of the way, I guess. Bad luck, man. The way our season has been, we’ve been the lap closer here lately and if they keep bringing cars like that to the race track, we’ll be just fine.”

 

Brian Vickers Race Summary: No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers finished 14th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway. Vickers started eighth and quickly reported a handling issue that dropped the No. 55 Toyota to 15th when he came to pit road for adjustments. The adjustments enabled Vickers’ to climb back through the field moving to fifth by the halfway mark. Vickers  looked poised for a top-five finish until contact with the AJ Allmendinger on lap 92 of the 110 lap race forced him to pit lane for repairs. Vickers restarted deep in the field with 16 laps to go and raced his way to the 14th. Vickers and the No. 55 Aaron’s team return to action Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Started eighth and finished 14th
  • Suffered from an ill-handling race car early in the race
  • Adjustments enabled Vickers to move to fifth by halfway mark
  • Made contact with the No. 47 with 18 laps to go forcing stop for repairs
  • Raced from deep in the field to 14th in final 16 laps

VICKERS QUOTE: “I’m really frustrated that we didn’t show our potential. We had a fast race car, the fastest car at times and certainly a top-five car and we just couldn’t get a break. That’s how it’s been for us lately. But, we started off and we were horrible -- way, way too tight. But Billy (Scott, crew chief) and the guys did a phenomenal job taking a 30th-place car and making it a top-five car. We were out to lunch at the green flag -- we were actually good for the first five laps and then got so tight that first run. We were probably a 25th or 30th-place car and for Billy and the guys and the Aaron’s team to turn that into a top-five if not the fastest car during the second half of the race. We got up to the top-five and we just couldn’t get the cautions to fall our way. A couple guys wrecked in front of us and then caught our right front and it was just too much damage, we had to pit. To be able to come back with missing half a car and finishing 14th, I guess we’re proud of that but disappointed we could get better.”

 

RACE NOTES:

  • Carl Edwards won the race by 0.591 seconds over Jeff Gordon
  • The race lasted 2 hours and 51 minutes
  • The race featured 11 lead changes among 9 drivers
  • The race was slowed by six cautions for 19 laps

 

RESULTS

1          Carl Edwards

2          Jeff Gordon

3          Dale Earnhardt Jr.

4          Jamie McMurray

5          Paul Menard

6          Kasey Kahne

7          Jimmie Johnson

8          Marcos Ambrose

9          Greg Biffle

10        Clint Bowyer

11        Ryan Newman

12        Kurt Busch

13        Casey Mears

14        Brian Vickers

15        Martin Truex Jr.

16        Joey Logano

17        Austin Dillon

18        Danica Patrick

19        Tony Stewart

20        Kevin Harvick

21        David Gilliland

22        Brad Keselowski

23        Aric Almirola

24        Michael McDowell

25        Kyle Busch

26        Denny Hamlin

27        Cole Whitt

28        Kyle Larson

29        Alex Bowman

30        Michael Annett

31        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

32        Reed Sorenson

33        Justin Allgaier

34        J.J. Yeley

35        Boris Said

36        David Ragan

37        AJ Allmendinger

38        Tomy Drissi

39        Alex Kennedy

40        Josh Wise

41        Ryan Truex

42        Matt Kenseth

43        Landon Cassill

 

CHASE POINTS (Top 16 earn Chase berths)

                                            Pts.   Wins

1          Jimmie Johnson         560      3

2          Dale Earnhardt Jr.      555      2

3          Carl Edwards              509      2

4          Joey Logano               483      2

5          Kevin Harvick             472      2

6          Jeff Gordon                580      1

7          Brad Keselowski         512      1

8          Kyle Busch                  465      1

9          Denny Hamlin             453      1

10        Kurt Busch                  347      1

11        Matt Kenseth               515      0

12        Ryan Newman            473      0

13        Kyle Larson                 470      0

14        Paul Menard               459      0

15        Clint Bowyer               452      0

16        Greg Biffle                  444      0

17        Kasey Kahne              429      0

18        Tony Stewart              427      0

19        Austin Dillon                427      0

20        Jamie McMurray        425      0

21        Brian Vickers              424      0

22        Marcos Ambrose        407      0

23        Aric Almirola               400      0

24        AJ Allmendinger         391      0

25        Casey Mears              373      0

26        Martin Truex Jr.          360      0

27        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.   320      0

28        Danica Patrick            299      0

29        Justin Allgaier              280      0

30        Michael Annett            249      0

31        David Gilliland             232      0

32        Cole Whitt                   228      0

33        Reed Sorenson           199      0

34        David Ragan               198      0

35        Alex Bowman             188      0


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