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Clint Bowyer has won two of these in a row and he, like so many drivers in the fan vote, comes of a great performance at Dover, 12th to be genuine. Given his common conclude of 23.four this yr, that's an excellent effort.
He observed in Lee Spencer's Motorsports.com story:
I'm pretty depressing at this time and i don't intention to be that method for a year. It's complicated. here's the issue, within the condition you're in, yes, you are looking to rip the leather-based off the guidance wheel and get mad and every little thing else however doesn't do any respectable. and you recognize these guys are working their asses off to get you to the place you're even at.
It's just they don't have the tools that these different groups have. They don't flat have them.
Spencer mentioned that Bowyer's former crew, Michael Waltrip Racing, had 28 engineers. Bowyers current team, HS Motosports, has one.
If Bowyer can retain his streak alive for his gap-yr group, this could go an extended approach towards boosting group morale, despite the fact that it's for simply this one weekend.
Austin Dillon's emergence on the aggressive scene potential extra to the game of NASCAR than it does for the No. 3 crew within the short time period.
NASCAR's stars are getting older. They're still dominant, but with drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all in their 40s, drivers like Larson, Elliott and now Dillon should slide in and prove they can inherit the throne.
This weekend, are expecting Dillon to extra cement himself as a precise contender.
When Larson receives out front he's complicated to catch. His issue is getting out entrance.
He led a bunch of laps at Dover, extra in that one race than he had in his whole dash Cup career to this point, according the FS1 broadcast this previous Sunday.
winning a flight in the Showdown isn't like hoisting an specific trophy, notwithstanding it might do wonders for the team's momentum and respectable will for the relaxation of 2016.