Monday, October 28, 2013

Clint Bowyer: 'The future will be brighter'

   A cheating scandal, the loss of a major sponsor, the loss of a team for next season and most recently the loss of a driver for the remainder of this year. Michael Waltrip Racing has taken its share of hits over the last two months and Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer has been in the middle of much of it.

   On Monday, he was asked about the morale at MWR right now considering all of the things that have happened of late.

   Here was his response:

   "I guess the biggest thing is we have a good game plan. You've got to be able to come up with a goal, set goals, come up with a plan of where do we go from here? Certainly, man, it's been a day‑by‑day thing," Bowyer said. "No more than I felt like we were turning the corner of trying to get past what happened in Richmond, and Brian out of the blue comes up with his illness. It was like 'Oh, my God, not again. When does it stop?'

   "But, nonetheless, very proud, to be honest with you, of where we're at considering all the circumstances. I mean, we're sixth in points. With all the distractions, all of the melees that have been going on with our organization, it just seems like it would have been very easy to get your eye off the ball and lose focus and not even completely be a factor at all.

   "I'm pleasantly surprised of the dedication and the hard work and the drive of everybody involved.  We've worked hard to get where we're at and the hard work and dedication will get us through all of this. The future will be brighter ahead."