Bowyer on the Backstretch

Bowyer on the Backstretch (May 22, 2013)

Clint Bowyer turned in yet another top ten performance last week at Dover, bringing the number 15 car in with an sixth place finish. Except for the fact he has yet to find victory lane, the Kansas Kid is on quite a run in 2013. He has finished out of the top 15 just three times. It's easy to see how they have claimed third in the points through 13 races this year.

"Obviously we want to win each and every week, but with this level of competition that’s just not possible," said Bowyer. "You have to be able to make good decisions to get the best results possible and keep yourself in the running for this thing. The way that the points work out is all about the Chase.”

This week NASCAR heads to Pocono. It's known as the tricky triangle. Unique in NASCAR because it has just three turns and the three straightaways are all different.

 “The three distinct corners make Pocono a challenge," said Bowyer's crew chief Brian Pattie. "They pose a problem setting cars up, so we just try to pick the corners that we can pass going into and get good speed going down the straightaways."

Bowyer has been okay at Pocono. He has one top five and seven top tens in 14 previous trips to Pennsylvania.