CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to one of its most unique tracks this weekend. Pocono Raceway is known for its unusual shape, which includes the absence of a turn 4.

 

The unique nature can create some headaches for crew chiefs who have the unenviable task of setting up race cars to handle the wildly varying turns. However, Brian Pattie and the No. 15 crew have some good notes from which to work. Last year, their driver Clint Bowyer finished 11th and fourth respectively. 

 

Bowyer brings his No. 15 Jack Link’s/Big Machine Records Toyota Camry to the Pennsylvania track coming off an impressive run last weekend at Dover where he ran up front for most of the race, finishing ninth.

 

He hopes to continue that momentum at Pocono. With country music label Big Machine Records and Jack Link’s, a snack company that likes to “feed the wild side,” on his car this weekend, it seems a match made in heaven for Bowyer, a country music fan who often says victory lane will be “wild” upon the teams next visit.

 

What do you expect at Pocono?

“We need to keep the good momentum we have coming off of Dover rolling into this weekend. I know everyone’s working to get us going in the right direction and hopefully last weekend is the first of many good runs coming up for us. At Pocono, it’s such a different track. Getting the car set up for each turn is key but it’s also pretty difficult because each one is so different. We had two good runs going there last year, so I’m optimistic.”

 

 

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

 

POCONO STATS

 

· Two top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 18 starts

· Completed 3,157 of 3,208 laps (98.4%) and led 91 laps

· No DNFs (did not finish)

· Average start 18.2 and average finish 14.2

 

Race

Start

Finish

Status

Led

2006-14

42

21

running

8

2006-20

14

41

running

0

2007-14

5

10

running

0

2007-21

15

8

running

1

2008-14

35

39

running

0

2008-21

30

6

running

0

2009-14

16

12

running

0

2009-21

16

3

running

23

2010-14

2

9

running

59

2010-21

40

15

running

0

2011-14

12

16

running

0

2011-21

14

18

running

0

2012-14

16

6

running

0

2012-21

19

8

running

0

2013-14

3

15

running

0

2013-21

16

14

running

0

2014-14

19

11

running

0

2014-21

14

4

running

0

 

 

Jack Link’s Meat Snacks

 

Jack Link’s is a global leader in meat snacks and the No. 1 manufacturer worldwide. Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link’s is a family-owned company that represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust, with the mission to Feed Your Wild Side. Jack Link’s offers more than 100 premium protein snacks in a variety of flavors, sizes and price points, appealing to nearly every consumer and occasion. Check out JackLinks.com for more information. on the brand.

 

Feed Your Wild Side

 

Meet Sasquatch at the Jack Link’s display area located in the Pocono fan concourse area Friday-Sunday. Make sure to take pictures or videos of Sasquatch when you spot him at the track and use #NASCARWildSide

to enter for a chance to win Clint Bowyer merchandise.

 

Big Machine Records

 

Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville, Dot Records, Nash Icon Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Williams Jr., Steven Tyler, Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry; chart-topping acts Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Eli Young Band; The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery; up-and-comers Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, RaeLynn, The Cadillac Three and Drake White as well as soundtracks for ABC's hit drama Nashville. Borchetta served as the 2015 American Idol mentor and proudly added winner Nick Fradiani to Big Machine Records' roster. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, People's Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine was also the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. BMLG's successful racing partnerships include 2014’s 12 Hours of Sebring winner Marino Franchitti and back-to-back Indy 500 wins with Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti in 2011 & 2012, respectively.

Visit www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com for more information.


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