CORNELIUS, N.C. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is ready to hit the track with the sport’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, and Clint Bowyer is ready. The Emporia, Kan., native has yet to win at Daytona International Speedway but has come close. He has two fourth-place finishes (2010 and 2009) in the 500 and also finished fourth in July 2013. Even more encouraging, Bowyer has posted top-10 finishes in the last three restrictor-plate races with two of those finishes third-place runs.

 

Before the 500, Bowyer gets an opportunity to tune-up his No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry on Feb. 14 in the Sprint Unlimited, a 75-lap specialty race featuring several of the sport’s biggest drivers. The Unlimited kicks off the week’s events including qualifying for the front row of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the twin qualifying races the following Thursday, culminating in the “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.

 

It is sure to be a busy and exciting year for Bowyer who added a few new titles to his name at the end of last season, including husband, father and champion team owner when his dirt late model team won the championship. He would like nothing more than to add another title to his name Sunday night, Daytona 500 champion.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLINT BOWYER TALK ABOUT DAYTONA

 

BOWYER: “We’re going to be in the Sprint Unlimited. Make sure you’re watching that. It’s going to be wild. Hopefully, we can get our first win of the season right off the bat with that. And then go on to win the Daytona 500. That’s what it’s all about.”

 

SPRINT UNLIMITED STATS

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2008 Budweiser Shootout

21

14

70/70

running

0

2011 Budweiser Shootout

7

9

75/75

running

4

2012 Budweiser Shootout

17

8

82/82

running

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHASSIS

Sprint Unlimited - No. 790

New

 

Back-Up  – No. 754

2014 Daytona Test

2014 May Talladega - 3rd

 

Daytona 500  - No. 793

New

 

Back-Up  - No. 811

2014 Oct.  Talladega– 3rd 

2014 July Daytona - 9th

 

NO. 15 CREW ROSTER

 Brian Pattie

Crew Chief

Terry Spalding

Front Tire Changer

Allen Steele

Front Tire Carrier

Lee Cunningham

Rear Tire Changer

P.J. Briody

Rear Tire Carrier

Brian Chase

Jack Man

Evan Marchal

Gas Man

J.D. Frey

Car Chief

Chris Sherwood

Interior Mechanic

Brett Griffin

Spotter

Dax Gerringer

Race Engineer

Tim O'Brien

Race Engineer

Billy Curwood

Race Engineer

Adam Cooke

Shock Specialist

Travis Stock

Rear Mechanic

James Davis

Tire Specialist

Greg Hulls

Engine Tuner

Ray Erwin

Truck Driver

Jeff Shano

Truck Driver

 

 

DAYTONA STATS

· Three top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 18 starts

· Completed 3,096 of 3,186 laps (97.2%) and led 151 laps

· Three DNF’s (did not finish) - February 2014, July 2012 and 2011

· Average start 19.0 and average finish 15.9

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-01

37

6

203/203

running

0

2006-17

30

10

160/160

running

0

2007-01

11

18

202/202

running

0

2007-18

12

7

160/160

running

55

2008-01

31

24

200/200

running

4

2008-18

25

9

162/162

running

0

2009-01

22

4

152/152

running

0

2009-18

15

29

159/160

running

0

2010-01

9

4

208/208

running

37

2010-18

15

17

166/166

running

19

2011-01

6

17

208/208

running

31

2011-17

3

36

162/170

crash

3

2012-01

30

11

202/202

running

0

2012-18

29

29

152/160

crash

0

2013-01

10

11

200/200

running

1

2013-18

3

4

161/161

running

0

2014-01

20

42

127/200

engine

0

2014-18

34

9

112/112

running

1


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