Bowyer appeared to have a stable No. 14 Ford at Sunday’s STP 500 but he didn’t even appear to be he’d be able to compete for Brad Keselowski or Chase Elliott for the win.
Still, he had a much-needed strong conclusion not quite wiped out by a pair of pit road speeding penalties, both at the last stage.
Bowyer and his team didn’t quit, though, and they clawed their way into a seventh-place conclusion — his secondbest conclusion of the 20-19 season.
“” I guess we will need to receive our stuff together about being on precisely the same page with this pit road speed. It’s this an important things and such a big portion of this style of racing, where track position is everything,” Bowyer said.
“We push it to the limitation, but it’so hard to clinic pit road speed. You’ve got trucks on pit road when you’re-trying to clinic this. I’m not making any excuses, it’s just when you’re-trying to pinch every small thing outside of itwas hard this week to clinic pit road speed because of all the items on pit road. ”
Bowyer restarted 23rd following his next speeding penalty and had driven up to 13th once the race’s final caution was displayed with 54 of 500 laps remaining.
This moment, Bowyer pitted with incident and declared the 500-lap race at 10th. He even also gained three more places prior to the finish of the race.
“I don’t think anyone demonstrably had any such thing for (Keselowski) or (Elliott) made any alterations there early and has been quite fast,” he explained. “” I think we were a high three car without a doubt, but we retained beating .
We just weren’t onto precisely the same page. It’so bothersome. ”