August 21, 2011 on ESPN
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer hits the links with MIS fans
Sprint Cup Series returns to the Irish Hills for the Pure
Michigan 400 on Aug. 21
credit: Michigan International Speedway
Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer at Thousand Oaks
Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Thursday.
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.”
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and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Pure Michigan
400 on Aug. 21 are as low as $30 while supplies last.
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.
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