CORNELIUS, N.C. —  After enjoying a rare off-weekend for the Easter holiday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Duck Commander 500.

 

It’s the first night race of the season for Bowyer and the rest of the Sprint Cup competitors.  The Michael Waltrip Racing driver and his No. 15 5-hour ENERGY team are ready to get back after it at one of the circuit’s fastest 1.5-mile ovals.

 

It’s obvious Bowyer knows how to get around the 24-degree banked turns at Texas. More than half of his 18 runs have resulted in top-10 finishes. He will be hunting for another good finish to add to his total in Saturday’s Duck Commander 500.

 

What can we expect at Texas?

“Texas is one of those big, fast, high-banked race tracks. You just have to go. We had a good run going at Martinsville and looking to get another one for this 5-hour ENERGY Toyota. I’ve had some good runs going at Texas. We’ve been close before. I know the guys have been working hard to get our Toyota ready to go. Racing under the lights is going to be cool. As drivers it adds a little extra excitement so I’m sure it will for the fans too.”

 

CHASSIS

Chassis No. 797 serves as Bowyer’s primary chassis at Texas. Bowyer raced the chassis at Bristol in August (17th), Charlotte in May (17th) and California (16th). Chassis No. 816 serves as back-up for Bowyer. It served as the back-up earlier this year at California and Las Vegas.

 

 

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

Brett Griffin

Spotter

Dax Gerringer

Race Engineer

Tim O'Brien

Race Engineer

Billy Curwood

Race Engineer

Adam Cooke

Shock Specialist

Travis Stock

Rear Mechanic

Chris Sherwood

Front Mechanic

Kyle Anderson

Interior Mechanic

James Davis

Tire Specialist

Gregg Huls

Engine Tuner

Ray Erwin

Truck Driver

Jeff Shano

Truck Driver

 

TEXAS STATS

 

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

· Completed 6,011 of 6,036 laps (99.6%) and led 85 laps

· One DNF (did not finish) - April 2008

· Average start 15.5 and average finish 13.3

 
   

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-07

12

19

333/334

running

0

2006-34

14

5

339/339

running

3

2007-07

8

16

333/334

running

0

2007-34

29

19

332/334

running

1

2008-07

25

10

339/339

running

0

2008-34

3

4

334/334

running

36

2009-07

19

22

333/334

running

0

2009-34

10

7

333/334

running

0

2010-08

8

36

316/334

crash

0

2010-34

7

7

334/334

running

0

2011-07

3

2

334/334

running

44

2011-34

18

9

334/334

running

0

2012-07

18

17

333/334

running

0

2012-34

4

6

335/335

running

0

2013-07

26

15

334/334

running

0

2013-34

26

10

334/334

running

0

2014-07

25

8

340/340

running

1

2014-34

24

28

341/341

running

0

 

 

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