Tuesday, Mar 21

Clint Bowyer Sixth at Dover

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-120):

Clint Bowyer started 19th, finished 14th.

● Bowyer moved from 19th to 15th in the first 10 laps then climbed as high as 11th.

● Bowyer pitted under green for tires and fuel on lap 84, but a lap-87 caution dropped him off the lead lap.

● NASCAR stopped the race for the lap-87 wreck to repair a pit-lane wall.

● Bowyer took the wave-around and returned to the lead lap.


Stage 2 Recap (Laps 121-240):

Started 16th and finished 10th to earn one stage point.

Moved into the top-10 on lap 164.

Pitted under caution on lap 171 and restarted 10th.

Crew made small air pressure adjustments to improve the handling at the end of the stage.


Final Stage Recap (Laps 241-400):

Started seventh, finished sixth.

Quickest car on the track on lap 275.

Raced in eighth with 110 laps to go and turned the quickest lap on the track with 100 laps remaining.

Pitted under green with 75 laps left in the race.

Bowyer climbed as high as fifth in the closing laps.



● Bowyer scored his sixth top-five and 12th top-10 finish of 2017.

● This was Bowyer’s 13th top-10 finish in 24 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Dover.

● Bowyer finished 10th in Stage 2 to earn one bonus point.

●  There were four caution periods for a total of 24 laps.

●  Only 12 of the 40 drivers in the Apache Warrior 400 finished on the lead lap.

●  Kyle Busch won the Apache Warrior 400 to score his 42nd career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his fourth of the season, second in a row and third at Dover. His margin of victory over second-place Chase Elliott was .357 of a second.


Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 14 Haas Automation Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“We had a really good car today. That first caution didn’t help, and that put us a lap down. We battled back pretty well. We seemed to have our balance shift in waves today. First it’s too tight, then too loose, then back again. It wasn’t a win, but it was a good day.”


Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Bank of America 500 on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. The race starts at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.




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