The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Talladega Superspeedway, the circuit’s biggest track. The 2.66-mile tri-oval, where speeds reach 200 miles per hour, often produces multi-car accidents. With drivers and cars running mere inches apart one slight bobble can spell trouble for several competitors at a time.

 

The chain reaction has come to be known as —The Big One.

 

Clint Bowyer brings his No. 15 Peak Commercial and Industrial Toyota to the superspeedway hoping to avoid the Big One. However, the race is a big one for the Kansas native as he is considered one of the favorites to win this weekend.

 

Not only does he have two wins (October 2011 and 2010) and 10 top-10 finishes in 18 starts at the track, but he nearly won the first restrictor plate race of 2015, the season opening Daytona 500. Bowyer was second behind Joey Logano coming to the white flag, eventually helping push him to the win.

 

Bowyer jokingly says the keys to winning at Talladega are simple, “1. Don’t get in a wreck 2. Have a fast car 3. Beat everyone around the track.” Simple but true. If he happens to pull it off, the celebration will certainly be a big one.

 

What’s a good run at Talladega?

“There’s so much that goes into a good run at Talladega. You have to have a fast car, first and foremost. But you have to put it in the right situation. Even if you don’t have the fastest car, if you have the fastest car behind you, you can still win the race. There’s a lot of chess going on. There’s a lot of situational awareness—knowing where you’re at, putting yourself in that situation.”

 

What are the keys to running well at Talladega?

“There’s so many things that go into staying out of that wreck. Holy cow! Don’t cause the darn wreck. That’s the number one thing you have to worry about. Where there is a wreck at Talladega it’s big and you darn sure don’t want to be the guy who caused it. It’s a fun place. And if you’re enjoying yourself at any racetrack you are going to have success.”

 

CHASSIS

Chassis No. 790 serves as the primary chassis for Clint Bowyer at Talladega Superspeedway. Bowyer drove the chassis at the Sprint Unlimited in February where he finished 20th. Chassis No. 811 serves as the back-up. The chassis served as primary for Bowyer at the season opening Daytona 500 where he finished seventh and last year at Talladega in October where finished third.

 

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

 

TALLADEGA STATS

· Two wins (October 2011 and 2010)

· Six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 starts

· Completed 3,007 of 3,422 laps (87.9%) and led 98 laps

· Three DNFs (did not finish) - May and October 2006, October 2012

· Average start 20.1 and average finish 14.4

 
   

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-09

15

40

16/188

crash

0

2006-30

32

35

171/188

crash

5

2007-09

40

35

147/192

running

0

2007-30

23

11

188/188

running

1

2008-09

41

9

188/188

running

0

2008-30

35

5

190/190

running

0

2009-09

5

39

8/188

running

0

2009-33

15

12

191/191

running

0

2010-09

14

7

200/200

running

0

2010-33

2

1

188/188

running

19

2011-08

10

2

188/188

running

38

2011-32

3

1

188/188

running

25

2012-10

24

6

194/194

running

0

2012-30

3

23

188/189

crash

8

2013-10

20

18

192/192

running

0

2013-32

20

10

188/188

running

2

2014-10

27

3

188/188

running

0

2014-32

33

3

194/194

running

0

 

CLINT BOWYER TWITTER TAKEOVER

 

Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. CST, Clint will be taking over the PEAK Antifreeze/Coolant Twitter page! He'll be on there to answer questions submitted by fans.  Fans can submit questions by posting them on Twitter using hashtag #AskClint - If you're not following PEAK Antifreeze/Coolant, go to www.Twitter.com/PeakAuto

 

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