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The Chase! NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Claims Richmond Glory, Shoots Into Sprint Cup Championship Contention With Fellow Oakley Drivers
Clint Bowyer may be known as a likeable, down home driver. And, he is, for the most part, underestimated. But make no mistake: Oakley’s NASCAR Star isn’t shooting for second. In what was a stunning victory for his team and the series overall, Clint triumphed at the Auto Parts 400 in Richmond to send him screaming into the Chase with a real shot at the coveted Sprint Cup. During his first season with the developing Michael Waltrip Racing Team – after departing from his former team, Richard Childress Racing (one of the top tier squads) – the former Motocross rider is raising eyebrows with his position just six points out of first place. “Unbelievable,” Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, racing gloves, racing boots and racing base layer. “To be able to win again, everything’s new.”
Maybe it wasn’t the elusive Daytona 500 victory that Tony Stewart has been longing for. But it was brilliant, nonetheless. Executing a dramatic last-lap move to pass Matt Kenseth after starting way back in the 42nd position, Oakley’s NASCAR star powered his way to his 18th overall triumph at the Mecca of stock-car racing. “I’ll trade all of them for a win at the Daytona 500,” Tony said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, base layer, racing boots and racing gloves. “We just haven’t got the right one yet.” Nevertheless, he shined in the Coke Zero 400, securing his fourth Sprint Cup victory in Daytona and his 47th overall Sprint Cup win. He also moves up to 14th in all-time NASCAR triumphs, passing Buck Baker.
Clint Bowyer’s roots are in Motocross. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Oakley’s NASCAR Star owned a road course more reminiscent of an MX race than the typical oval. But the Kansas native still didn’t feel right being in front of the pack en route to a grand victory at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma this past weekend. “You know you’re close on fuel, you’ve got two champions behind you, and you know you have no business leading,” Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, gloves, boots and base layer. “But we had a really good car.”