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PLAYERS: Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer won Saturday nights NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He managed a win by saving fuel. Denny Denny Hamlin attempted to close in on Bowyer during the races closing laps but was unable to. Jimmie Johnson finished third.The win was Bowyer’s third of the season, a career high in a season. Bowyer won at Sonoma and Richmond.Bowyer ran out of fuel while doing a celebratory burnout. The crew pushed his car to victory alne.Greg Biffle started the race from the pole after setting a new track record. He led the early laps of the race but was suffeled back though the pack after taking four tires while some others took two.A battle then ensured between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson.Tony Stewart ran into the back of the car of Keselowski on a lap 16 restart. Also incurring damage on the restart were Jeff Burton and David Ragan. Matt Kenseth’s night started off with a spin on lap four.Keselowski would finish 11th and maintain a 7 point lead in the driver ...

Bowyer's strategy boosts Chase bid

The fastest car didn't win the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night. For Clint Bowyer, "racing" had very little to do with his first career intermediate track victory and his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup win. With savvy calculations by crew chief Brian Pattie and tremendous patience, Bowyer was able to stretch out his fuel mileage over the final 56 laps to win...

Clint Bowyer remains in NASCAR title hunt for another week

Kansas Speedway will welcome hometown driver Clint Bowyer to the track next weekend. Bowyer remains in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title after outlasting the competition on fuel mileage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was the third win of the season for Bowyer.Winning a race is great but Bowyer also remains a factor in the Sprint Cup Series title picture. While he...

Win puts Clint Bowyer back in championship hunt

(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer One of these days, Clint Bowyer might have enough gas in his tank to do a celebratory burnout. Until then, he's just fine walking to Victory Lane. Bowyer and crew chief Brian Pattie stretched a final tank of fuel to the finish for a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway that pushed the Michael Waltrip...

Clint Bowyer Charlotte Press Conference VIDEO – Race Winner

Clint Bowyer talks to the media after winning the 2012 Bank of America 500 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joining Bowyer on stage is team owner Michael Waltrip and crew chief Brian Pattie. Video Courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.

AJ Allmendinger finishes 24th in return to NASCAR

Given an opportunity to drive at the Sprint Cup level was all AJ Allmendinger could ask for. Allmendinger was given that opportunity for Saturday nights race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Phoenix Racing No. 51 Chevrolet.Allmendinger’s chance came together rather quickly. Regan Smith had been scheduled to drive the car but when Dale Earnhardt Jr announced that he would miss...

CUP: Bowyer Wins Fuel Scramble

Clint Bowyer held on over the closing miles to score his third win of the season...

Bowyer, Gordon going opposite ways

Jeff Gordon was a huge surprise at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He qualified 13th, and he and his Hendrick Motorsports team seemed fairly happy with their car in the two practices Saturday at the track. Then in the race, he really searched and struggled most of the night. He ended up with an 18th-place finish. That kind of just wiped out, points-wise, those three...

Fuel mileage changes outcome of race

Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on a disastrous night for points leader Brad Keselowski. Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway but ran out of gas with 58 laps remaining to blow his chance at the victory. He fell a lap down and finished 11th, and had his lead in the standings sliced in half. Keselowski has...

Bowyer flexing muscle in Chase now

When the Sprint Cup season began, did anyone really believe that Michael Waltrip Racing had a shot at the title? After all, wasn't this going to be a rebuilding year for MWR? With the exception of two wins in its first five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons, the organization barely earned a mention. And while Scott Miller arrived last fall, wouldn't the new competition director...

Clint Bowyer Wins Charlotte

After four races, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin had seemingly separated themselves in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Not...
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