The Sprint Cup Series doesn’t travel very far from where most of the industry resides this weekend. The drivers and crew visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, a short distance from most of the sports’ race shops.
Because of the close proximity, it’s a race most teams count as one of the principal races to win. Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY to Benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer Toyota, visited victory lane at the 1.5-mile oval at this race in 2012.
Bowyer was driving a special pink-themed 5-hour ENERGY Toyota then. And with his No. 15 team looking for their first win of the season, there’d be nothing better than seeing pink all over victory lane again.
What’s your outlook going into Charlotte?
“We were good there back in May. We raced our way into the All-Star race and were running pretty darn good in the 600 when we had to come down pit road for a vibration. We were even battling for the lead at one point before that happened. We’re looking for a little luck to come our way and I’m hoping it starts this weekend. Everyone wants to win at Charlotte because it’s where everyone pretty much lives now. We won there a few years ago in the pink 5-hour ENERGY Toyota. I hope we can do it again this weekend. It sure would be nice for us and for everything we’re doing to help Living Beyond Breast Cancer.”