Off weeks are never really off weeks for NASCAR drivers. There was no race this past weekend, but Kansas native Clint Bowyer was still plenty busy. He was back home in Emporia over the weekend hosting his annual charity golf tournament, proceeds of which go to to his 79 Fund. That organization funds charity projects around Emporia.
On Wednesday, Bowyer will be a in the booth for SPEED's Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora. As I said, so much for off weeks for NASCAR drivers.
“It’s not safe to let racers have an off-weekend," said Bowyer. "We just need to go back to having absolutely no off time at all, because this vacation is way too much work. I have to go back to work to get some time off here. I had my three year old nephew at the lake with me the last week and boy we’ve had so much fun. Chasing him around will wear you out. I’m ready to go back to racing!”
Bowyer gets his wish on Sunday, and it's not just any race, it's the Brickyard 400 at the the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Kansas Kid has a pair of 4th place finishes in seven Indy starts, and he has never finished outside the top 20. That's would make it seem as if Bowyer has a good shot of keeping his currently streak of consecutive top 15 finishes alive. It's currently at 14 races.
"I really believe that we can win anywhere and winning at the Brickyard would be huge," said Bowyer. "We’ve definitely proven that we can run up front and the consistency has been there, but I definitely see a win for the 15 team right around the corner. Both our teammates have made it to victory lane – there have been a lot of Toyotas in victory lane this year and it’s our time so hopefully we can get that done at Indy and if not we’ll head to the next one and try to do it there.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun