CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is enjoying an extended stay in Charlotte, N.C., home to most teams.

 

Two weekends of racing kicks off with the second specialty race of the season, the All- Star Race. Clint Bowyer will attempt to race his way into the field Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. (One other driver will advance through a special fan vote.) He did it last year, winning the race and advancing to Saturday’s main event where he finished seventh, his best finish in the event.

 

Bowyer will once again sport a special No. 15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY paint scheme. Now through July 31st, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends. 

 

A special cause on a special weekend for Bowyer who’s ready for a Showdown to be an All Star.

 

Are you looking forward to Charlotte race weeks?

“These are always a fun two weeks. The teams get to be home for the most part. The All Star race is a great way to kick it off. It’s under the lights. You’re going for a million dollars and you don’t have to worry about points. That can sometimes create a little drama on the track– guys doing things they maybe wouldn’t normally do if points were on the line. Bummed we aren’t already in the show but we managed to race our way in last year, hoping we can do it again this year.”

 

 

CHASSIS

Chassis No. 776 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer for the Sprint All-Star race. This chassis has not seen race action this season. Chassis No. 816 has served as back-up at several races this season.

 

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

 

SHOWDOWN/ALL-STAR STATS

 

· One win in the Sprint Showdown (May 2014)

· Best finish of 7th in the 2014 All Star Race

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006 Nextel Open

19

13

30/30

running

0

2007 Nextel Open

22

6

40/40

running

0

2008 Sprint All-Star Challenge

9

18

100/100

running

0

2009 Sprint All-Star Challenge

17

12

100/100

running

0

2010 Sprint Showdown

9

23

34/40

crash

0

2011 Sprint All-Star Challenge

2

16

100/100

running

0

2012 Sprint All-Star Challenge

12

14

90/90

running

0

2013 Sprint All-Star Race

6

18

90/90

running

11

2014 Sprint Showdown

4

1

40/40

running

19

2014 Sprint All-Star Race

9

7

90/90

running

0

 

 

 

 Back by Popular Demand: Cherry Flavored 5-hour ENERGY® Shots will Support the

Special Operations Warrior Foundation for a Second Year

 

 

Living Essentials, LLC, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY®, continues to support military causes with the announcement of a second year of limited edition cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® shots. From May 1 through July 31, 2015, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends.  The minimum guaranteed donation is $200,000.

 

“Last year’s program was a huge success and customers loved cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® shots, so it was a no brainer for us to support this worthy cause for another year,” said Melissa Skabich, Living Essentials’ communications director. 

 

To kick off the second year of the program, the SOWF logo will be placed on the hood of NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer’s red, white and blue No. 15 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing at several upcoming races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, including May 9th at the Kansas Speedway, May 15th at the All Star Showdown, May 24th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and June 14th at Michigan International Speedway.

 

“I’m so proud to drive the red, white and blue 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for a second year,” said Bowyer.  “These folks do amazing work, and it’s so easy to support the cause.”

 

“We are grateful for the wonderful support and generosity from the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® and driver Clint Bowyer,” said Steven L. McLeary, Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s executive director.  “The funds donated are a huge investment in the families of fallen special operations heroes, allowing us to continue to honor the sacrifices of fallen warriors by sending their survivors to college.”

 

Cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® is available in stores and online at Shop5HourEnergy.com.  


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