Crunching The Numbers: Clint Bowyer

Thanks to social media, Clint Bowyer is being featured during this off weekend. We will take a look at his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career and dive into some interesting facts and figures on the ever so entertaining and loverly Clint Bowyer, who happens to be the driver of the #15 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports.

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Career Statistics

Clint Bowyer began his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2006; he had 1 start in 2005. His career began at Richard Childress Racing, and was there until 2011. From 2012 until 2015, Bowyer joined Michael Waltrip Racing. In his current season, Bowyer is in a 1 year deal with HScott Motorsports until he moves over to Stewart Haas Racing in 2017 to take over the wheel for the retiring Tony Stewart.

Career Average Finish Career Average Start Career Starts Career Wins Career Win % Career DNFs Career DNF %
15.20 17.60 376 8 2.13% 30 7.98%

In his career 376 starts, 375 which are consecutive, Bowyer has average a finish just outside the top 15 and an average start just outside 17th. He has racked up 8 career victories in his career. 5 of his wins came with RCR and the other 3 with MWR. Bowyer is hoping to find victory lane soon as his last victory was in 2012.

Career Top 5s Career Top 5 % Career Top 10s Career Top 10 % Career Top 15s Career Top 15%
58 15.43% 168 44.68% 224 59.57%

Here, we dive a bit further and see the top 5s, top 10s, and top 15s.

Career Possible Laps Career Laps Run Career Laps Run % Career Laps Led Career Laps Led %
110,134 107,204 97.34% 2,441 2.22%

Looking at all the possible laps run, Bowyer has completed 97.34% of his career laps; that is quite impressive!

 

Yearly Statistics

Year Average Finish Average Start Starts Yearly Wins Yearly Win % Yearly DNFs Yearly DNF %
2005 22.00 25.00 1 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
2006 17.08 20.31 36 0 0.00% 5 13.89%
2007 13.83 17.36 36 1 2.78% 0 0.00%
2008 14.06 20.83 36 1 2.78% 0 0.00%
2009 14.92 16.61 36 0 0.00% 1 2.78%
2010 14.44 14.94 36 2 5.56% 3 8.33%
2011 15.47 16.42 36 1 2.78% 6 16.67%
2012 10.94 12.81 36 3 8.33% 4 11.11%
2013 11.94 14.17 36 0 0.00% 2 5.56%
2014 17.14 15.81 36 0 0.00% 5 13.89%
2015 18.75 20.53 36 0 0.00% 3 8.33%
2016 23.00 32.07 15 0 0.00% 1 6.67%

2006 – 2011: Richard Childress Racing

2012 – 2015: Michael Waltrip Racing

2016: HScott Motorsports

CB Yearly Avgs

Trending of Clint Bowyer’s average Start and Finish

CB Yearly Laps

Trending of Clint Bowyer’s laps run and led

CB Yearly Top Finishes

Trending of Clint Bowyer’s top 5/10/15 finishes

 

Track Statistics

Track Average Finish Average Start Starts Track Wins Track Win % Track DNFs Track DNF %
Atlanta 20.44 17.38 16 0 0.00% 2 12.50%
Bristol 14.05 20.90 21 0 0.00% 2 9.52%
Charlotte 17.00 17.05 21 1 4.76% 1 4.76%
Chicagoland 14.20 16.10 10 0 0.00% 1 10.00%
Darlington 19.50 19.50 10 0 0.00% 2 20.00%
Daytona 16.52 18.33 21 0 0.00% 3 14.29%
Dover 11.52 17.67 21 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Fontana 15.13 14.31 16 0 0.00% 1 6.25%
Homestead 16.20 16.10 10 0 0.00% 1 10.00%
Indianapolis 12.90 18.30 10 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Kansas 16.50 18.19 16 0 0.00% 2 12.50%
Kentucky 19.20 16.40 5 0 0.00% 1 20.00%
Las Vegas 18.45 18.18 11 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Loudon 16.75 13.95 20 2 10.00% 1 5.00%
Martinsville 13.57 16.67 21 0 0.00% 3 14.29%
Michigan 14.19 19.38 21 0 0.00% 1 4.76%
Phoenix 19.68 19.59 22 0 0.00% 3 13.64%
Pocono 13.24 18.71 21 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Richmond 13.33 14.19 21 2 9.52% 1 4.76%
Sonoma 7.80 15.60 10 1 10.00% 0 0.00%
Talladega 12.29 20.71 21 2 9.52% 3 14.29%
Texas 15.05 16.95 21 0 0.00% 2 9.52%
Watkins Glen 15.40 18.00 10 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

 

Track Top 5s Top 5 % Top 10s Top 10 % Top 15s Top 15 %
Atlanta 0 0.00% 6 37.50% 6 37.50%
Bristol 6 28.57% 10 47.62% 14 66.67%
Charlotte 2 9.52% 5 23.81% 10 47.62%
Chicagoland 1 10.00% 6 60.00% 7 70.00%
Darlington 0 0.00% 1 10.00% 5 50.00%
Daytona 3 14.29% 9 42.86% 11 52.38%
Dover 2 9.52% 12 57.14% 18 85.71%
Fontana 2 12.50% 7 43.75% 8 50.00%
Homestead 3 30.00% 5 50.00% 7 70.00%
Indianapolis 2 20.00% 3 30.00% 6 60.00%
Kansas 2 12.50% 5 31.25% 8 50.00%
Kentucky 1 20.00% 1 20.00% 1 20.00%
Las Vegas 1 9.09% 3 27.27% 5 45.45%
Loudon 4 20.00% 7 35.00% 10 50.00%
Martinsville 4 19.05% 13 61.90% 15 71.43%
Michigan 2 9.52% 12 57.14% 13 61.90%
Phoenix 1 4.55% 6 27.27% 9 40.91%
Pocono 2 9.52% 10 47.62% 15 71.43%
Richmond 5 23.81% 12 57.14% 15 71.43%
Sonoma 6 60.00% 9 90.00% 9 90.00%
Talladega 6 28.57% 12 57.14% 15 71.43%
Texas 2 9.52% 10 47.62% 12 57.14%
Watkins Glen 1 10.00% 4 40.00% 5 50.00%

 

Track Track Possible Laps Track Laps Run Track Laps Run % Track Laps Led Track Laps Led %
Atlanta 5,242 4,984 95.08% 115 2.19%
Bristol 10,527 9,945 94.47% 137 1.30%
Charlotte 7,572 7,279 96.13% 117 1.55%
Chicagoland 2,673 2,648 99.06% 8 0.30%
Darlington 3,680 3,490 94.84% 16 0.43%
Daytona 3,750 3,659 97.57% 152 4.05%
Dover 8,405 8,380 99.70% 42 0.50%
Fontana 3,373 3,582 106.20% 47 1.39%
Homestead 2,671 2,424 90.75% 1 0.04%
Indianapolis 1,604 1,604 100.00% 6 0.37%
Kansas 4,222 3,973 94.10% 48 1.14%
Kentucky 1,335 1,326 99.33% 0 0.00%
Las Vegas 2,958 2,923 98.82% 17 0.57%
Loudon 5,950 5,963 100.22% 516 8.67%
Martinsville 10,534 10,071 95.60% 356 3.38%
Michigan 4,008 3,924 97.90% 28 0.70%
Phoenix 6,485 6,667 102.81% 22 0.34%
Pocono 3,688 3,637 98.62% 91 2.47%
Richmond 8,416 8,170 97.08% 348 4.13%
Sonoma 1,107 1,107 100.00% 82 7.41%
Talladega 3,994 3,579 89.61% 100 2.50%
Texas 7,038 6,968 99.01% 191 2.71%
Watkins Glen 902 901 99.89% 1 0.11%

*Percentages over 100% are due to incomplete season in 2005*

Track Type Statistics

Type Average Finish Average Start Starts Type Wins Type Win % Type DNFs Type DNF %
Intermediate 17.12 16.86 140 3 2.14% 13 9.29%
Restrictor Plate 14.40 19.52 42 2 4.76% 6 14.29%
Road Course 11.60 16.80 20 1 5.00% 0 0.00%
Short Track 14.48 17.82 106 2 1.89% 9 8.49%
Super Speedway 13.93 17.82 68 0 0.00% 2 2.94%

 

CB Type Top Finishes

Top 5/10/16 by track type for Bowyer’s career.

 

CB Type Laps

Bowyer’s completion and laps lead over his career

 

So, there you have it Clint Bowyer fans. Some facts and figures about your favorite driver, who is always on 5-Hour Energy, even if they weren’t his sponsor.

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