CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to its second consecutive short track this weekend, Richmond International Raceway and the Toyota Owners 400. The .75-mile, D-shaped oval is one of Clint Bowyer’s best and logically, one of his favorite tracks.

 

It’s easy to see why. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver has two wins, four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 18 starts at the Virginia track. At the circuit’s last race in September, he nearly pulled off the win, wheeling his Toyota Camry to a third-place finish while contending for the win.

 

The Kansas native is looking for a similar performance this weekend with his No. 15 AAA Insurance Toyota Camry. After a performance last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Bowyer ran up front all night, he may leave Richmond  loving the short track even more than he already does.

 

Are you looking forward to Richmond?

“Richmond is a fun racetrack and obviously a good one for me. We tested there a couple of weeks ago and had a pretty good test. I’m looking forward to getting there and seeing what we’ve got for the ole girl. She can be a tough one but we have some good momentum after Bristol. I was real proud of the guys. It was a tough weekend but we found something Saturday and that translated into a good car on Sunday. We just got caught up in someone else’s mess, which is usually the case at short tracks, but we had a top-five car for sure and we held on for a decent finish. Ready to battle with the leaders again this weekend.”

 

CHASSIS

 

Chassis No. 805 serves as Bowyer’s primary chassis for Richmond. The chassis was  tested at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway this year. Chassis No. 809 serves as back up at Richmond. It also served as back up at Phoenix in March.

 

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

 

 

 

AAA Insurance serves as the primary sponsor for Bowyer this weekend at Richmond International Raceway as well as Dover  International Speedway on May 31. AAA serves as an associate sponsor on MWR’s Toyotas including the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota throughout the season. AAA has been serving its members and the community on the road and around the world for more than 100 years. AAA helps more than 50 million people across the U.S. and Canada.

Visit AAA.com/Insurance for more information.

 

 

RICHMOND STATS

· Two wins (May 2010 and September 2012)

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

· Completed 6,972 of 7,216 laps (96.6%) and led 348 laps

· One DNF (did not finish) - April 2014

· Average start 12.0 and average finish 11.5

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-10

20

10

400/400

running

0

2006-26

16

12

400/400

running

0

2007-10

20

9

400/400

running

0

2007-26

20

12

400/400

running

4

2008-10

31

1

410/410

running

13

2008-26

12

12

400/400

running

0

2009-10

12

18

400/400

running

7

2009-26

18

6

400/400

running

0

2010-10

10

12

400/400

running

0

2010-26

4

6

400/400

running

33

2011-09

3

6

400/400

running

18

2011-26

5

22

399/400

running

0

2012-09

23

7

400/400

running

0

2012-26

4

1

400/400

running

88

2013-09

5

2

406/406

running

113

2013-26

4

25

398/400

running

72

2014-09

3

43

159/400

suspension

0

2014-26

6

3

400/400

running

0

 

WIN A PRIVATE MEET & GREET WITH CLINT

 

Þ Visit the AAA Victory Lane display in the Richmond midway for a chance to win a tour of the garage and a private meet and greet with Clint Bowyer.

 

Þ The No. 15 pit crew will also make appearances starting at 3:30.  Fans can play Pictionary.

 

Þ Clint visits the display and will play Pictionary against a fan at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday.


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