Team 15

19th  /  979pts

Clint Bowyer

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Brian Pattie

No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Crew Chief Brian Pattie has some rather simple goals for his driver Clint Bowyer in the 2014 season.

Win races, earn a third consecutive Chase berth and hoist the Sprint Cup trophy at season’s end.

The 37-year-old avid golfer begins his third season at Michael Waltrip Racing with Bowyer and the 5-hour ENERGY team as one of the favorites to battle for the title. Since joining MWR in 2012, Pattie has visited victory lane three times, finished second in the points in 2012 and last year equaled Bowyer’s career high in top five finishes.

But, that shouldn’t surprise anyone. The father of four who coaches basketball in the off-season has a history of bold calls during the race that often turns out to be the winning strategy.

Success has marked Pattie’s career since the Zephyrhills, Fla. native began crew chief duties in 1999 for Joe Nemechek’s NEMCO Motorsports. During his time at NEMCO (1999-2003) Pattie worked with drivers Nemechek, Ron Fellows, Dale Earnhardt Jr., David Reutimann and Kyle Busch. Pattie spent 2008-11 with former open-wheel standout Juan Pablo Montoya leading him to a berth in the 2009 Chase and a win in 2010 at Watkins Glen.

Prior to joining MWR, Pattie worked for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing where he served as crew chief for Montoya in the Sprint Cup Series 2008-2011. Pattie spent 2004 until mid-2008 in the Nationwide Series for Ganassi where he worked with drivers AJ Allmendinger, Dario Franchitti, Kevin Hamlin, Montoya, Scott Preutt, Reed Sorenson, David Stremme, Casey Mears, Jamie McMurray and Michael Valiante.



Clint Bowyer - Daytona Race Preview

It's time to get back to racing. For Clint Bowyer' the sport's biggest race' the Daytona 500' is as good a place as any to kick off the 2014 season. The Emporia' Kan.' native has yet to win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway. He has come close in the 500 with two fourth-place finishes (2010 and 2009). He also finished fourth in the July race in 2013.

MWR Daytona Qualifying Report

Clint Bowyer, No. 15 5-HOUR Energy Toyota: “That was about what we expected and we’re right there with our Toyota teammates. We’ll be good in the Duels -- feel like we’ve got a solid 5-hour ENERGY Camry in the draft. We’ll be fine.” Michael Waltrip, No. 66 Blue-Def/AAA Toyota: “We haven’t had the speed since we got here and we’re trying to figure that out...


MWR Daytona Duels Preview

The Michael Waltrip Racing teams and drivers return to Daytona International Speedway Wednesday to resume practice in preparation for Sunday’s 56th annual Daytona 500. Thursday marks the first time the two 150-mile Duel races, races that determine the starting order for the Daytona 500, will be held at night. Friday and Saturday include normal practice sessions before Sunday’s “Great American Race.”


Date Race Location Position
11/16/14 FORD ECOBOOST 400 Homestead MIami 8th
11/9/14 QUICKEN LOANS 500 Phoenix 40th
11/2/14 AAA TEXAS 500 Texas 28th
10/26/14 GOODY'S HEADACHE RELIEF SHOT 500 Martinsville 7th
10/19/14 GEICO 500 Talladega 3rd
10/11/14 BANK OF AMERICA 500 Charlotte 43rd
10/5/14 HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 Kansas 18th
9/28/14 AAA 400 Dover 9th
9/21/14 OSRAM SYLVANIA 300 New Hampshire 14th
9/14/14 CHICAGOLAND Chicagoland 39th
9/6/14 FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400 Richmond 3rd
8/31/14 ATLANTA Atlanta 38th
8/23/14 IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE Bristol 17th
8/17/14 PURE MICHIGAN 400 Michigan 6th
8/10/14 CHEEZ-IT 355 Watkins Glen 27th
8/3/14 GOBOWLING.COM 400 Pocono 4th
7/27/14 CROWN ROYAL 400 Indianapolis 16th
7/13/14 CAMPING WORLD RV SALES 301 New Hampshire 6th
7/6/14 COKE ZERO 400 Daytona 9th
6/28/14 QUAKER STATE 400 Kentucky 23rd
6/22/14 TOYOTA - SAVE MART 350 Sonoma 10th
6/15/14 QUICKEN LOANS 400 Michigan 10th
6/8/14 POCONO 400 Pocono 11th
6/1/14 DOVER Dover 4th
5/25/14 COCA-COLA 600 Charlotte 17th
5/17/14 Sprint All Star Race All Star Race - Charlotte 7th
5/10/14 KANSAS Kansas 23rd
5/4/14 AARON'S 499 Talladega 3rd
4/26/14 TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Richmond 43rd
4/12/14 Bojangles' Southern 500 Darlington 12th
4/7/14 DUCK COMMANDER 500 Texas Motor Speedway 8th
3/30/14 STP 500 Martinsville 9th
3/23/14 AUTO CLUB 400 California 16th
3/16/14 FOOD CITY 500 Bristol 15th
3/9/14 KOBALT 400 Las Vegas 23rd
3/2/14 THE PROFIT ON CNBC 500 Phoenix 13th
2/23/14 DAYTONA 500 Daytona 42nd
2/15/14 SPRINT UNLIMITED Daytona N/A