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Sport Bump & Run: Who will follow Clint Bowyer in ending long drought?

19:44  29 march  2018
19:44  29 march  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Clint Bowyer snaps 190-race winless streak

  Clint Bowyer snaps 190-race winless streak Clint Bowyer has earned his first Cup victory in over five years as Stewart-Haas Racing continued its strong start to the NASCAR season.Bowyer snapped a 190-race winless streak with his victory Monday at Martinsville Speedway. It was his first win driving for SHR, the team he joined as Tony Stewart's replacement last year.The move to SHR was supposed to turn Bowyer's fortunes around, but his struggles continued through his first year in the No. 14 Ford. But he finally figured it out on the short track in Virginia and won for the first time since his victory at Charlotte in October 2012.

Clint Bowyer ended a 190-race winless streak when he won Monday at Martinsville Speedway. Clint Bowyer Racing fields the #14 for Stewart-Haas Racing It was the 38-year-old’s first win with SHR in his second year with the team and he followed up with ninth in Texas. Bump & Run : Who will follow

Clint Bowyer ended a 190-race winless streak by taking the STP 500 and the grandfather clock that goes along with it. In the Cup race, Clint Bowyer ended a 190-race So now along with teammate Kevin Harvick who won three in a row, Stewart-Haas has won four of the season's first six Cup races.

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Va.© 2018 Getty Images Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 26, 2018 in Martinsville, Va.

Who is the next driver with a significant winless streak to snap it?

Nate Ryan:Aric Almirola (125-race winless streak) needs to follow through quickly on his early season speed to stamp this as a breakthrough season.

Dustin Long:Paul Menard (238-race winless streak). He will give the Wood Brothers’ their 100th Cup win.

Daniel McFadin: Among Cup drivers on the list who have wins, I’m going with Aric Almirola (125-race winless streak). He’s shown the most consistency and straight up speed, having not finished worse than 14th this year. If not for multiple speeding penalties at Martinsville, it’s possible he could have wound up in the top five for the first time.

NASCAR at Martinsville: Denny Hamlin calls late-race tangle with Kevin Harvick 'classy'

  NASCAR at Martinsville: Denny Hamlin calls late-race tangle with Kevin Harvick 'classy' Denny Hamlin can't escape the drama at Martinsville Speedway. Last time the series was at the "Paperclip" Denny Hamlin wrecked Chase Elliott from the lead with just three laps remaining. Elliott slammed Hamlin into the Turn 3 wall on the cool-down lap, and the two exchanged words after exiting their cars. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 10x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance This time around there was no retaliation from Elliott, but Hamlin managed to tangle with Kevin Harvick during Monday's snow-delayed STP 500.

Will Clint Bowyer be the first of a few drivers to snap lengthy winless streaks this season?Nate Ryan:Aric Almirola (125-race winless streak) needs to follow through quickly on his early season speed to stamp this as a breakthrough season. Supporters of the law argued that it would make roadways

Dustin Long : Welcome to racing with this rules package. If there are more late-race cautions, expect more extreme maneuvers Bowyer had every right to be upset, but Jones had every right to defend his position. How many drivers will qualify for the playoffs via wins when the regular season ends ?

Jerry Bonkowski: This is a tough one. My inclination is to pick Chase Elliott (83-race winless streak), but instead I’m going with Jamie McMurray (154-race winless streak). He has at least one win in him this season, I believe, most likely at a place like Richmond or Charlotte or Sonoma. Jamie is l-o-n-g overdue for a win.

What has been the biggest surprise after the first six races of the season?

Nate Ryan: The strength of the Fords. It seemed as if Kevin Harvick was building something toward the end of 2017, but the across-the-board excellence of Team Penske and Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammates wasn’t foreseen.

Dustin Long: Performance of Ford this season, particularly the teams of Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske.

Daniel McFadin:Kyle Larson is the only Chevrolet driver with multiple top-five finishes (two). Four Chevy drivers have one top five, but three of those came in the Daytona 500.

Analysis: Clint Bowyer says "racing is fun again," and so is he

  Analysis: Clint Bowyer says You will never have to wonder how Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR season or career is going because he lays it all out for the world to see. All of the frustration, disappointment, pressure and perhaps even anger that has engulfed his last several seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was on display Monday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.For one day at least – and certainly the after-party lasted far longer – it was all worth it.

NASCAR: Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer get into one another coming off turn 4. Watch as Kyle Busch tries to run him down for payback.

Bowyer absolutely cut Jones a break by backing off on the last lap and giving up a shot at finishing second, which had to be hard to swallow at the home-state Dustin Long : Welcome to racing with this rules package. How many drivers will qualify for the playoffs via wins when the regular season ends ?

Jerry Bonkowski: The slow start of Hendrick Motorsports. After six races, none of its four drivers are in the top 10. The closest is Alex Bowman (14th), but he’s been off to a slow start, as have been his three teammates: Jimmie Johnson (17th), Chase Elliott (18th) and William Byron (20th). It’s almost as if HMS has been a forgotten entity through the first one-sixth of the 36-race season.

Who is a driver you think that is under the radar but is worthy of more attention based on their performance this season?

Nate Ryan: No one jumps out. Everyone seems to be receiving the appropriate amount of exposure based on their rankings. It’s been well documented which drivers have been surprises.

Dustin Long:Ryan Blaney. Four top 10s in six starts and has only one finish outside the top 15 in his move from the Wood Brothers to Team Penske.

Daniel McFadin:Joey Logano. Only three drivers have finished in the top 10 in five of six races this year and he’s one of them. The others are Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. The No. 22 team seems to be on the right path after their disastrous 2017 season. He has two top fives this year, one less than he had at this point last season.

Jerry Bonkowski: Joey Logano has been flying under the radar, for sure. Ask most NASCAR fans, and I bet few would be able to correctly guess he’s in fourth place in the Cup standings after Martinsville, just 25 points out of first place. I did an unscientific poll with three of my friends, and two believed Logano to be between 11th and 15th, while the third picked him as eighth or ninth in the standings. Logano may be the Rodney Dangerfield of NASCAR right now, but I guarantee he’ll get a lot more respect going forward over the next 5-10 races.

Clint Bowyer wanted Martinsville-winning car for Bristol .
Clint Bowyer asked his Stewart-Haas Racing team if he could drive his Martinsville race-winning car in this weekend's NASCAR Cup series race at Bristol. Stream Live NBA Games. Anytime. Anywhere. Start Free Trial Sponsored by fuboTV Bowyer ended his streak of 190 races without a win with victory at Martinsville last month and said it answered questions over whether he would ever win again in the Cup series. It was the 38-year-old’s first win with SHR in his second year with the team and he followed up with ninth in Texas.

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