Wednesdays on the Backstretch Blog are going to belong to Kansas' favorite son, Clint Bowyer. We will recap the previous week's race and look forward to the up coming weekend. But you won't just hear my take, you will also get a chance to find out what the Emporia native thought of the action.
This week we start with the granddaddy of the them all (no not the Rose Bowl), the Daytona 500. Bowyer was actually my pick to win the race. He is such a good plate racer and he was one of the top 5 drivers through out speedweeks, from the Shootout to qualifying to the Nationwide race, Bowyer was always the leader of the pack. He even managed to avoid the engine problems that plagued 2/3rds of the ECR engines. But he couldn't avoid an accident with 4 laps to go. His team was able to keep him on the lead lap, and he salvaged a 17th place finish.