Well Clint is settling into a nice little grove right now. The 33 team is running extremely well. They were the strongest car at the end of the race Sunday in Dover, before a late caution shuffled them back to a 6th place finish. That may sound like a good days work, but Bowyer and the team were a little frustrated to run so well, and have a pit stop be the difference.
"We're really working well together and are making better decisions," said Bowyer. "Obviously, two tires may have won the race. When Shane (Wilson, crew chief) said four and that many guys stayed out or were on two, I still really thought we would be able to get back up through them, especially as greasy and slimy as the track was on restarts. It just didn't work out in our favor."
With Dover in the rear view mirror, it's time to have a little fun with All-Star week. The party starts with the pit crew challenge on Thursday, then Bowyer is one of 5 drivers taking part in the burnout contest Saturday afternoon, before the main even, the All-Star Race Saturday night.
"It's a big deal, but just another race," said Bowyer."It pays more money, obviously, and the hype and everything is big. It's not like our teams or us as drivers can pick up the pace and go faster because it's more money. Yeah, there are no points, so you can take more gambles and take risks you wouldn't normally take. Aside from that, it's just another race."
Maybe but a million dollars come on now, winning a million dollars is still a big deal right?
"Oh, hell yeah! Winning one million dollars is always going to be a big deal," said Bowyer.