Bowyer Set for 200th Start
July 12, 2011 | 7:30 P.M. EST
"It's only fitting that we are going to New Hampshire this weekend for my 200th-career start." (Photo: Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, will make his 200th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The 32-year-old Bowyer is no stranger to success at the one-mile oval known as "The Magic Mile." In 10 starts at the Loudon, N.H.-based facility, he has led more than 400 laps and visited Victory Lane twice with his most recent trip coming last September when he kicked off his 2010 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup campaign.
"It's only fitting that we are going to New Hampshire this weekend for my 200th career start," Bowyer said. "We have had some significant success up there in the past and, after some bad luck these last few weekends, it's nice to go somewhere where we run well."
Bowyer has amassed four wins, 30 top-five finishes, 87 top-10 finishes and two poles in six full-time Sprint Cup Series seasons with Richard Childress Racing. He currently sits 12th in the 2011 championship standings on the strength of three top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
"I am very fortunate to hit this milestone with the same organization that I came into the sport with over six years ago," Bowyer said. "Richard and I have built a great relationship over the years and I appreciate everything he has done for me throughout my career."