Clint Boyer Wins At Loudon

Bowyer snaps 88-race drought in Chase opener

AP Auto Racing Writer
      LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Clint Bowyer has stormed out of the gate in
the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by snapping an 88-race
drought and winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
      Bowyer had the most dominant car Sunday but lost the lead to
Tony Stewart on a restart during a flurry of cautions late in the
race. Bowyer couldn't catch the two-time champion with speed, but
pounced when Stewart ran out of gas with a lap to go.
      Bowyer was nursing his own fuel tank to the finish line, and
barely held off Denny Hamlin for the victory. It was Bowyer's third
in the Cup series and first since Richmond in 2008.
      His first career victory came under similar circumstances: After
sneaking into the Chase, Bowyer won the 2007 race at New Hampshire
to cement himself a championship contender.
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