By Bob Priddy, Contributing Editor
(INDIANAPOLIS)—-Missouri, a state that once gave NASCAR fans Ken Schrader and a 3 Wallace brothers to base for forsaken to usually one Missourian progressing this year when Carl Edwards motionless to float a bean mix instead of a competition car. That left Joplin local Jamie McMurray as a usually home state motorist to base for.
The Missourinet altered to palliate that predicament final weekend during a prohibited and wet Brickyard 400 after Emporia, Kansas local Clint Bowyer spent a integrate of mins rhapsodizing about a time he spent before a competition during his place during a Lake of a Ozarks.
NASCAR had altered a report for a Brickyard, concentrating all of it activities into dual days instead of three, that left Bowyer in a bizarre position of carrying zero to do on Friday
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Afterwards, Contributing Editor Bob Priddy discussed a local-boy miss with Bowyer. Unfortunately, a speak was divided from a microphones though it went something like this:
Priddy: Since January, Missourians have been reduced to usually one home-state motorist to base for, and we were wondering, given we have a home during a Lake—Could we adopt we as a quasi-Missourian?
Bowyer (laughing): Of course! You don’t wish to base for McMurray anyway!
And so a understanding was sealed. We have unofficially referred to Bowyer as a sometime-Missourian in a coverage of NASCAR though we now have finished it official.
It’s a confidant move, fixation a Missouri explain on a usually top-level NASCAR motorist from Kansas, given a ancestral hilly attribute between a dual states. But Clint Bowyer has finished a lot of racing on this side of a border, and likes to hang out during a Lake of a Ozarks when he can.
Actually it is still fine to base for Jamie McMurray. Both drivers are carrying clever years this year after new struggles. McMurray is seventh in a altogether indicate standings and Bowyer is 11th, descending out of a tip 10 after a three-car pile-up with a dozen laps left in law during Indianapolis broken his automobile (right) and left him 30th. Six some-more races sojourn before NASCAR picks a sixteen drivers who will competition for a array championship in a final 10 races of a year. Because NASCAR gives involuntary slots to drivers who post famous victories, McMurray is fourteenth in a playoff standings and Bowyer has forsaken to seventeenth.
McMurray has finished a playoffs a final dual years though has not been means to get past a initial round. Bowyer’s final coming in a playoffs was 2013.
(Photo credits: Jim Coleman, Bob Priddy)