CORNELIUS, N.C. —  CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Michigan International Speedway this weekend where speeds routinely top 200 miles per hour at the 2-mile, D-shaped track.

 

It’s a place where Clint Bowyer has run well lately, finishing in the top 10 in the last eight races. He will look to extend that streak in his No. 15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY Toyota to benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The organization helps support the military’s special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services and financial stipends. Now through July 31, 5-hour ENERGY is donating five cents from every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY to the organization.

 

With his recent string of good runs Bowyer’s mission is fairly clear this weekend, win the race and cement his place in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

 

 

What is the key to Michigan?

“Fast hot rod – a lot of steam under the hood. It’s a big, big race track and fun race track. One of the most fun infield and rowdy crowds that we go to. Over the years, I’ve been in this sport for 10 years or more in the Cup Series, everyone always asks, ‘What is the wildest and most fun infield?’ I tell you what, Michigan can give them all a run for their money. Love going up there, love the enthusiasm and the fans. It should be that way. On restarts, you’re panning out four, five, six wide – who knows how wide there that it can get. Just a neat weekend and we all look forward to going there.”

 

What is the hardest thing to figure out about Michigan?

“It’s a repave and all of these repaved tracks, it seems like with the package that we have, if your car is fast then you’re going to be fast and you’re going to have fun and you’re probably going to be up front. If you’ve been struggling with grip issues and handling and things like that, you’re going to struggle even more there because it seems like she’s either stuck to the track like glue and easy to drive or it’s up on top of the track and slipping and sliding around and really can’t pinpoint one thing or the other. It seems like you get into a situation where when you’re down on grip like that, the front end takes off and about the time it lands the rearend is out from underneath you and sliding around. It’s kind of both and unfortunately if you unload off the truck that way then you’re in for a long weekend.”

 

NO. 15 CREW ROSTER

 Billy Scott

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

Joe Bisson

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

 

 

 MICHIGAN STATS

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

· Completed 3,490 of 3,539 laps (98.6%) and led 27 laps

· Average start 14.6 and average finish 18.3

· One DNF (Did Not Finish) - August 2006

 
   

 

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-15

9

39

86/129

running

0

2006-23

29

33

197/200

engine

6

2007-15

11

16

199/200

running

0

2007-23

9

17

203/203

running

0

2008-15

11

26

202/203

running

0

2008-23

41

20

199/200

running

0

2009-15

9

10

200/200

running

0

2009-23

23

8

200/200

running

1

2010-15

25

22

200/200

running

0

2010-23

3

13

200/200

running

0

2011-15

27

8

200/200

running

0

2011-23

35

8

203/203

running

0

2012-15

13

7

200/200

running

1

2012-23

12

7

201/201

running

19

2013-15

27

7

200/200

running

0

2013-23

11

5

200/200

running

0

2014-15

15

10

200/200

running

0

2014-23

19

6

200/200

running

0

 

 

 

The 8th Annual

“Clint Bowyer’s Support Emporia 2015 Charity Event”

will be held Saturday, June 20

The golf tournament and auction supports the 79 Fund, a fund established by Bowyer to benefit the Emporia Community Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 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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