Nothing, but nothing, is more important over the next 12 days to Clint Bowyer than the final two regular season races at Darlington Raceway and Richmond Raceway.
Heading into this weekend, Bowyer finds himself on the outside looking in to the 16-driver bubble for the upcoming NASCAR Cup playoffs. While he still has a mathematical chance of pointing his way into the playoffs — a very slight chance, that is — Bowyer has just three things in mind: win, win …. and win.
Bowyer was interviewed by Dave Burns on Tuesday’s NASCAR America and discussed his single-minded focus, as well s how challenging Darlington is and how he must avoid hitting the wall to have a chance at reaching victory lane for the first time since 2012.
Tough task? Bowyer says he’s up for it.
“We’ve got to go out there, take care of business, do our jobs and get back in victory lane,” Bowyer said. “That’s more important to me than anything. Victory Lane right now is the task at hand, obviously that puts us in the playoffs.
“But I want to win, I need to win, to get myself restablished in Victory Lane. We’ve been close three times now, but we’ve got to get it done.”
Check out his thoughts in the video above.