CORNELIUS, N.C. —  Pocono Raceway is unique in many ways, most prominently its lack of a fourth corner in the configuration of its race track. The Sprint Cup Series travels to the Pennsylvania track for the second and final time this season.

 

At the circuit’s visit in June, Clint Bowyer was on his way to what appeared to be a top-five finish when another competitor lost his engine on a late-race restart. Bowyer lost valuable positions in the closing laps trying to avoid contact to finish 11th. However, that run coupled with a Toyota that hung with the leaders last weekend at Indianapolis, should bode well for Bowyer and the No.15 RK Motors Toyota this weekend at the 2.5-mile triangle.

 

The Michael Waltrip Racing driver is currently ranked 10th in driver points and 14th out of 16 n the field for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. A win this weekend would help solidify his position in the Chase. The Kansas native would like nothing more than to make a fourth turn on the final lap of Sunday’s 160-lap event, right into Victory Lane.

 

 Are you looking forward to going back to Pocono?

“I’m ready to go back to Pocono. It was actually looking like we may have a top five there in June but Logano blew up in front of us with like 10 laps to go and I lost spots trying to get out of the way. Just our luck this year. But the good news is our Toyota was good and it should be again this weekend.”

 

Is Indianapolis a good indicator of who will be good this weekend?

“It usually is and I hope so this weekend for us. We had a shot at the win last weekend. Just a frustrating end of the race for us. (Brian) Pattie gave me a good car. We just had some things go wrong on pit road at the end– got grass on my grill. Again, frustrating but we ran up front all day and hopefully that will translate again this weekend.”

 

CHASSIS

Chassis No. 809 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Pocono. This chassis raced at Kansas in May where Bowyer finished 23rd and Pocono in June where he finished 11th. Chassis No. 795 serves as the back-up chassis and has served as the backup at several races but has never raced.

 

 

NO. 15 CREW ROSTER

 Brian Pattie

Crew Chief

Brandon Hopkins

Front Tire Changer

Richard Coleman

Front Tire Carrier

Lee Cunningham

Rear Tire Changer

PJ Briody

Rear Tire Carrier

Brian Chase

Jack Man

Evan Marchal

Gas Man

Billy Curwood

Car Chief

Chris Sherwood

Interior Mechanic

Brett Griffin

Spotter

Dax Gerringer

Race Engineer

Tim O'Brien

2nd Engineer

Adam Cooke

Shock Specialist

J.D. Frey

Front Mechanic

Travis Stock

Rear Mechanic

Andrew Beason

Tire Specialist

Gregg Huls

Engine Tuner

Chris Valverde

Engine Engineer

Ray Erwin

Truck Driver

Jeff Shano

2nd Truck Driver

 

 

POCONO STATS

· One top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 17 starts

· Completed 2,997 of 3,048 laps (98.3%) and has led 91 laps

· Average start 18.5 and average finish 14.8

· No DNFs (did not finish)

 

Race

Site

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-14

Pocono

42

21

200/200

running

8

2006-20

Pocono

14

41

194/200

running

0

2007-14

Pocono

5

10

106/106

running

0

2007-21

Pocono

15

8

200/200

running

1

2008-14

Pocono

35

39

155/200

running

0

2008-21

Pocono

30

6

200/200

running

0

2009-14

Pocono

16

12

200/200

running

0

2009-21

Pocono

16

3

200/200

running

23

2010-14

Pocono

2

9

204/204

running

59

2010-21

Pocono

40

15

200/200

running

0

2011-14

Pocono

12

16

200/200

running

0

2011-21

Pocono

14

18

200/200

running

0

2012-14

Pocono

16

6

160/160

running

0

2012-21

Pocono

19

8

98/98

running

0

2013-14

Pocono

3

15

160/160

running

0

2013-21

Pocono

16

14

160/160

running

0

2014-14

Pocono

19

11

160/160

running

0

 

NOTES

  • RK Motors is one of the most innovative collector car retailers in the U.S. Their state-of-the-art, 60,000 sq. ft. showroom has become a destination for serious collectors from all over the world. They have restored some of the most legendary cars to ever prowl the pavement and those cars have gone on to collect trophies at some of the largest car shows in the country. Leading the industry with their consignment and sales program and the RKM Performance Center, their core mission is to make buying, selling, maintaining, or building your dream car as simple as possible. www.rkmotorscharlotte.com

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