Clint Bowyer to Race at The Dirt Track Friday
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer plans to compete in the Goodyear Fastrak Challenge late model portion of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown Friday night at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.
The winged World of Outlaws sprint cars headline the program with the Goodyear Fastrak Challenge late models serving as the support division.
Bowyer, of Emporia, Kan., is entered in the No. 07 Jack Daniels late model and will be among those chasing a $2,000 first prize in the 25-lap late model finale.
Before joining Richard Childress Racing, Bowyer honed his racing skills at several Midwestern dirt tracks including Lakeside Speedway where he won the 2002 track championship.
Also on the late model entry list for Friday's Eckerd Outlaw Showdown is Austin Dillon, the grandson of Bowyer's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series car owner Richard Childress.
The Goodyear Fastrak Challenge series features late model stock cars powered by General Motors crate engines.
Twenty-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser, defending series champion Donny Schatz and 2001 titlist Danny Lasoski are among those scheduled to compete in the sprint car portion of the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps starting at 7:30. Opening ceremonies are slated for 8:15 p.m. with the first heat race scheduled for 8:25.
Reserved seats for Friday night's Eckerd Outlaw Showdown are just $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online.