Jason Bowles recovers from early accident to finish 18th at Bristol



Jason Bowles recovers from early accident to finish 18th at Bristol

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Monday, 27 August 2012 08:20
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Jason Bowles recovers from early accident to finish 18th at Bristol MMPR

There is no quit in the American Majority No. 81 team.  Week-in and week-out, Jason Bowles and hiscrew battle right to the last lap, and Bristol Friday night was nodifferent.  After sustaining damage tothe rear end from an early spin and contact with the wall, Bowles and the teammade the necessary repairs and clawed their way back into the top-20, recordingan 18th place finish at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

“The car was much better in race trim thanqualifying,” explained Bowles.  “We movedup quickly early on until I got loose under the 01 car and scraped the wall.  The guys did an excellent job getting the carback together and we were able to make our way back towards the front.  I really have to thank them and AmericanMajority for all of their support.  Wecouldn’t do it without them.”

After qualifying 26th, Bowlesquickly moved up to 18th place by lap 30.  On lap 46, Jason got loose under the 01 ofMike Wallace and got into the inside wall, sustaining some damage to the rearend.  After making the repairs, Bowlesslowly moved back towards the front, moving into the top-20 with just 20 lapsto go.  Even with the damage, theAmerican Majority No. 81 was fast and Jason was able to move into 18thplace before the checkered flag.

In the points, Jason was able to advance oneposition to 14th in the driver standings.  The MacDonald Motorsports No. 81 also movedup one spot in the owner standings, into 22nd.

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