No one is happier than Clint Bowyer for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings to get reset. See, at the start of each round, the standings are dictated by playoff points. Everyone starts at the same amount of base points then the amount of playoff points accumulated up and to that point of the season are thrown on top.
For Bowyer, he went from being in a hole for most of the first round to just six points out to start the Round of 12. Despite being down, he doesn’t think that he’ll start there long.
Hell, yes,” Bowyer said if he’s excited for a point reset. “I’m excited to reset and not be playing catch-up. I won’t put ourselves in a hole again.”
First up, is Dover. It’s a place Bowyer said has been good to him and SHR as a whole in the past. The Kansas native has three top 10 finishes in his last four starts on the Monster Mile and feels like another solid run like that on Sunday will put him on the good side of the playoff standings.
“Dover is a good track for me,” Bowyer continued. “Dover is a good track for our organization. I feel like we can get reset and go for that next Round of 8.”
Bowyer, heads to Dover on the heels of five top 10 finishes in his last six races overall. He kept saying all year that despite some lean times that they have a single digit car. He’s proved that in the most important time.
“We did what we had to do,” Bowyer said of his fourth place finish last weekend in Charlotte. “We knew what we had to do all weekend long. We knew we had to dig ourselves out of a hole we put ourselves in at Vegas.”
Bowyer, is a solid sleeper pick to make the Round of 8.