Two weekends of racing kicks off with the second specialty race of the season, the All- Star Race. Clint Bowyer will attempt to race his way into the field Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. (One other driver will advance through a special fan vote.) He did it last year, winning the race and advancing to Saturday’s main event where he finished seventh, his best finish in the event.
Bowyer will once again sport a special No. 15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY paint scheme. Now through July 31st, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends.
A special cause on a special weekend for Bowyer who’s ready for a Showdown to be an All Star.
Are you looking forward to Charlotte race weeks?
“These are always a fun two weeks. The teams get to be home for the most part. The All Star race is a great way to kick it off. It’s under the lights. You’re going for a million dollars and you don’t have to worry about points. That can sometimes create a little drama on the track– guys doing things they maybe wouldn’t normally do if points were on the line. Bummed we aren’t already in the show but we managed to race our way in last year, hoping we can do it again this year.”