Clint Bowyer will kick off the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season by making his 12th start in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 on FOX.
Bowyer has had his fair share of ups and downs in the Great American Race, but he’s hoping to drive the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion to Victory Lane for the first time in the 500 in his inaugural season with the organization.
Check out Bowyer’s paint schemes and results in NASCAR’s biggest race:
After starting 31st, Bowyer was only able to manage a 24th-place finish after getting lost in the drafting shuffle in the closing laps.
2009, fourth with RCR
Bowyer switched from the No. 07 to the No. 33 for the 2009 Cup season with a new sponsor on board. The pair of threes were good luck in the Daytona 500, posting a fourth-place finish after starting 22nd.
2010, fourth with RCR
The 2010 running of the Great American Race marked a second consecutive fourth-place finish for Bowyer.
The 2012 Daytona 500 was Bowyer’s first race with MWR, but it didn’t start out very well. Bowyer’s qualifying time was disallowed. During the race, he also missed pit road during a round of green-flag stops, which caused him to run out of fuel.
Bowyer still managed to collect an 11th-place finish despite the issues.
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2013, 11th with MWR
Bowyer posted another respectable 11th-place finish in the 2013 Daytona 500 after starting 10th.
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2014, 42nd with MWR
In 2014, Speedweeks at Daytona was a horrible one for Bowyer. In the second qualifying race, his No. 15 Toyota barrel rolled after getting airborne on the final lap. In the 500, Bowyer’s engine expired on Lap 127, resulting in a dismal 42nd-place finish.
Bowyer started ninth in his final Daytona 500 with MWR after it was announced the organization would shut down at the end of the 2015 season. He came home with a solid 7th-place finish after the race went into overtime.
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2016, 33rd with HScott Motorsports
In a one-year deal driving the No. 15 for HScott Motorsports before moving taking over the No. 14 for Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2017, Bowyer started the season with a disappointing 33rd-place finish after suffering a loose wheel.