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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Sunday, August 21, 2011 on ESPN

 

Fore! NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer hits the links with MIS fans

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Irish Hills for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 21

Photo credit: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Thursday.

 

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer doesn’t claim to be a great golfer, but he certainly had a lot of fun trying with Michigan International Speedway race fans on Thursday.

Bowyer, who drives the No. 33 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, golfed with MIS race fans and participated in a question and answer session at the track’s Pure Michigan 400 Media Day at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Thursday.

Bowyer, who finished 8th in the Sprint Cup race at MIS in June, is looking forward to returning to the Irish Hills for the Pure Michigan 400 on August 21.

“I enjoyed golfing with the fans today. I’m not a great golfer by any means, but I enjoyed interacting with them and supporting MIS for the upcoming Pure Michigan 400 on August 21,” Bowyer said. “MIS is a great racetrack and hopefully we can build on our top-10 finish we had there back in June. It’s a great facility and a place I personally enjoy going to every season.”

Bowyer competed with fans on the putting green, driving range and chipping area at Thousand Oaks and the fans were up to the challenge.

“MIS fans are some of the most loyal in our business and are pretty good golfers too! I enjoyed being here a lot today,” Bowyer said.

The Pure Michigan 400 is the fourth race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, therefore, it always holds a significant importance to Bowyer as he and others are trying to dethrone 5-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson. Bowyer currently sits 12th in the point standings.

“We need top-10 finishes from here on out to make the Chase,” he said. “We need to finish races and with top-10 showings the rest of the way, we have a definite shot at making it. Michigan is a key date on the schedule because we are so close to the cutoff with just three races remaining after that event on August 21. A win at Michigan would help our cause a great deal.”

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway. Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB on a Sprint Handheld or other mobile device to 69050 on a Sprint Smartphone or other mobile device. Standard text message rates may apply.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 21 are as low as $30 while supplies last. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2011 events at MIS. The ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

As always, parking is free at MIS – and the track allows coolers through the gates. Check the speedway’s website for details.

Source: Michigan International Speedway

 

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