Clint Bowyer has every reason to be smiling.
Winless since 2012, Bowyer is now ninth the Cup Series point standings, his highest position since the 2015 Daytona 500.
After seven races with Stewart-Haas Racing following his move from defunct HScott Motorsports, Bowyer has three top 10s and one top five. He’s also the top-ranked driver among all four Stewart-Haas Racing entries.
Watch the video to hear Bowyer’s thoughts on the season so far and their relationships with crew chief Mike Bugarewicz, who is in his second year on the job with the No. 14 team.
“It’s been awhile since I’ve been with someone as dedicated as Mike,” Bowyer said. “He’s the guy you literally have to say, ‘Mike, go home. Go eat a dinner with your family. Take your family out to dinner. Do something, get your mind off this.’ He’ll call you at 9, 10 o’clock at night and he’s still at the shop with his head in the computer.”