For some reason Clint Bowyer can’t catch a break at his home track of Kansas Speedway.
Bowyer has just two top fives in 20 starts at the 1.5-mile track, with the last one coming in 2013.
Bowyer’s crew chief, Mike Bugarewicz, told NASCAR America’s Marty Snider his theory about Bowyer’s lackluster performances.
“Bugarewicz admitted to me last week, he said ‘Listen, I know when you go to your hometown race friends and family always want to tug and pull at your time. It is certainly a distraction,'” Snider said. “He told me, ‘I’m not going to ask Clint to change his schedule, but on Friday, when he walks into the garage area, I want him focused on our race team.’ And you can see it may have been a distraction in the past for Bowyer. He has just one top 10 in his last 10 starts (in Kansas).”
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