Found July 12, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry crew chief Brian Pattie likes sitting second in points with just eight races until the start of NASCAR’s “Chase for the Sprint Cup.” Next on the agenda for the Michael Waltrip Racing team is making some trips to victory lane which could come this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where his driver Clint Bowyer owns two victories. The 5-hour ENERGY team owns a 116 point advantage over 11th place after posting three consecutive top-five, four top-10s and eight top-15 finishes. Bowyer hasn’t finished outside the top-20 since Fontana. As for race strategy in the pre-Chase races, Pattie said he’ll manage risk-to-reward balancing points for finishing and bonus points for winning. ON SEASON TO DATE: “I think we are in a great positions and if you would have told me coming into the year that we’d be where we are now I would have taken that. I thought our cars were off the first 10-12 races of the year. Would I take not winning yet – p...
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