CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series concludes its three race swing on the West Coast with a trip to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., this weekend.

 

Bowyer enjoys the high speeds found at the 2-mile oval. He has been in peak form during his 14 starts at the California track with half of his starts resulting in top-10 finishes.

 

He and his No. 15 BlueDEF team will be working hard throughout the weekend to keep Bowyer’s 14th-place position in the Chase points standings. The Kansas native, however, may have one eye on the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament after his work at the track is finished. His Kansas Jayhawks kick off their run in the tournament on Friday. Bowyer and the Jayhawks will be sporting Blue colors this week and both teams DEFinitely hope their weekend ends with good runs.

 

 

What do you expect to see at California?

“It should be a fun race. To be good there though you have to be able to roll into the corner and drive through it right up against the wall. There’s always some good three-wide racing and last year we had our PEAK Toyota in position in the closing laps –like nearly won the darn thing but just had a tire go down with a lap to go. Excited to go back though and see if we can close the deal this time.”

 

 

 

CHASSIS

 

Chassis No. 800 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Fontana. This chassis raced in 2014 at Kentucky in July (23rd), Dover in June (4th) and Bristol in August (17th). Chassis No. 816 serves as the back-up chassis. This chassis raced in 2014 at Atlanta and Charlotte in the Fall where parts failures relegated him to 38th-place and 43rd-place finishes.

 

 

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

Gregg Huls

Engine Tuner

Ray Erwin

Truck Driver

Jeff Shano

Truck Driver

 

FONTANA STATS

 

· Two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 14 starts

· Completed 3,168 of 3,186 laps (99.4%) and led 47 laps

· One DNF (did not finish) - March 2013

· Average start 13.6 and average finish 12.9

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-02

32

14

251/251

running

0

2006-25

3

3

250/250

running

0

2007-02

6

6

250/250

running

2

2007-25

24

20

249/250

running

0

2008-02

3

19

250/250

running

0

2008-25

31

10

250/250

running

0

2009-02

21

19

249/250

running

0

2009-30

8

9

250/250

running

0

2010-02

3

8

250/250

running

2

2010-30

13

2

200/200

running

40

2011-05

17

7

200/200

running

1

2012-05

11

13

129/129

running

0

2013-05

13

35

184/200

engine

0

2014-05

5

16

206/206

running

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clint will join Adam Alexander and Michael Waltrip in the booth for the

NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 21 At Auto Club Speedway.

The race begins at 4 pm ET on FoxSports1.

 

BlueDEF

BlueDEF is a diesel exhaust fluid used in diesel cars and trucks. It helps reduce emissions, keeps air cleaner and provides better fuel efficiency.

 

Michael Waltrip Racing uses BlueDEF in its haulers to help its teams get to the race track every weekend.

 

For more information, check out www.PEAKHD.com


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