Mik Maq Racer writes:
"2012 Sprint Cup Series Forecast - Part 8"
Posted by Mik Maq racer83 on January 16, 2012
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Up next - Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer- Life's About Changes Lemons Into Lemonade!
Clint Bowyer spent most of the 2011 season bombarded by media attention regarding his future with RCR. Bowyer and his former employer failed to come to an agreement on a 2012 contract. While Bowyer stated numerous times throughout the summer he had a sponsorship deal in place, Richard Childress would often downplay any media speculation by stating both sides were working hard to come up with a new deal. Turns out Childress had no plans on resigning the driver he brought to the cup series. With no new deal in place Bowyer took his new sponsor with him to MWR. Bowyer now goes from a team that had become accustom to winning races over the years to virtually a fresh new start with MWR a team on the rise. Bowyer hopes to bring that winning culture to his new home. Even though MWR doesn't have the pedigree of a well established organization like RCR. Owner Michael Waltrip hopes Clint Bowyer and crew chief Brian Pattie can turn this organization into a legitimate chase contender. (Both Bowyer and Pattie have both made the chase with other organizations) Bowyer will have the chance to work with new teammates Mark Martin, and Martin Truex Jr to build this organization into a winner. Bowyer must remain patient if he hopes to find success driving the 15 toyota. although I don't expect him to make the chase, he most definitely will win a race for his new boss. I'm certain Clint's former boss Mr.Childress will regret not signing Bowyer to a long term deal. Well RCR's loss will be MWR's gain in the long run. kudos to Clint for making a bold move, good for him.
The Skinny - Forecast for 2012
Wins - Yes 1- Likely winning destination- Talladega
Top 5's - Yes
Top 10's - Yes
Poles - No
Will make the chase- No
Projected points finish - 13th
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