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Clint Bowyer’s2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season at a Glance

Monday, November 19, 2012

5-hour ENERGY® Racing is proud to congratulate Clint Bowyer on this weekends’ #2 finish at the Ford EcoBoost 400! As the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has come to an end, we’d like to highlight Clint’s amazing first year driving the 5-hour ENERGY® #15 Toyota Camry.


5-hour ENERGY® Racing Contests Coming to a Close

Thursday, November 15, 2012

As the 2012 NASCAR racing season comes to an end, the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Scavenger Hunt and Race to the Championship contests must conclude as well. Although you’re cutting it close, you still have time to enter one or both of these contests for a chance to win some great prizes!

We kick started the racing season this year with the launch of the 5-hour ENERGY® Racing Scavenger Hunt in February. The contest invites racing fans to search for 15 hidden 5-hour ENERGY® tokens. These tokens were strategically placed on our Website, Blog, Facebook page and Twitter profile throughout the contest duration. We also included bonus codes on Michael Waltrip Racing’s Website, so fans that took the time to scour the Michael Waltrip Racing site for bonus codes increased their chances of winning.  Each token was paired with a code word that fans were required submit on the contest entry form, to enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of 5-hour ENERGY®. This contest wraps up on Monday, November 19, so if you haven’t found all of the codes yet, hurry up! You still have a chance to win.

Our second contest, the Race to the Championship contest, celebrated our very own Clint Bowyer making it to the postseason. This contest urged our fans to answer a variety of trivia questions across our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ profiles. Fans could increase their chances of winning one of six great prizes by answering more questions correctly through the official Entry Form. The Race to the Championship contest also concludes on Monday, November 19, but with one more race left in the Chase keep your eyes open for a few final trivia questions!

While we will all be cheering Clint Bowyer in the final race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, make sure you enter our 5-hour ENERGY® Racing contests for your chance to make the season last a little longer with great prizes!


Clint Bowyer's Apology

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dear 5-hour ENERGY® Fans,

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We understand how upsetting and hurtful the misuse of certain words can be. We also understand that in a heated, emotional state, people are prone to saying things they later regret. Mr. Bowyer is no exception and has released this statement of apology:

"I want to apologize for my choice of words during the post-race interview on ESPN. I was so focused on fighting back my anger that everything was a blur. I realize the word I used is offensive. I know that I can't take it back and I'm truly sorry."

Thank you for your understanding.

The 5-hour ENERGY® Management Team


A Follow-Up With The 5-hour ENERGY® VIP Racing Experience

Friday, November 9, 2012
Clint Bowyer’s recent Chase victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway was an exciting win to watch. Our VIP Racing Experience winner, Peter J. Gajkowski Jr., not only experienced the win first hand, but also got an MWR shop tour, unique team access at the track, honorary pit crew membership and even his name on the car! Here’s what Peter had to say about his once in a life time Racing Experience:

1. Give us a rundown of the VIP Experience?

I landed in Charlotte late Friday morning and met up with my guest. Then we headed to Michael Waltrip Racing and had lunch with a few very friendly employees and after lunch, we did the MWR shop tour.  

2. Part of your prize package included a Michael Waltrip Racing shop tour. Tell us about that. What was the coolest part of the MWR shop tour?

The coolest part of the tour was it was given by the 56 cars gas man, Wes. He was really friendly and answered every question I had. Something interesting on the tour was when they explained what happens to cars after they are damaged.  

3. You got to meet and take photos with Michael Waltrip and Clint Bowyer.  What were they like? Can you describe your meet and greet?

Michael Waltrip was funny, nice and very down to earth. He doesn’t let his fame go to his head. After Clint won the race, he was so excited - he even gave me a hug in victory lane!

Clint Bowyer was really cool. It was funny because he joked around that maybe we both will have our names in victory lane and that actually happened! For a guy being pulled 10 different directions it was awesome that he took the time to talk to us. 

4. You mentioned in your last interview that one of the things you were looking forward to most was seeing your name on Clint Bowyer’s Toyota Camry. How did you react to seeing your name on Clint’s car?
Never in a million years did I think my name would be that big on Clint’s car. I honestly expected a tiny sticker with my name, but it was far from that! You can see the sticker with my name on it in the photos of Clint and his car in Victory Lane. I told Clint that maybe my name brought him luck!

5. You got to watch the race from Clint Bowyer’s pit box. Describe what went on throughout the race in the pit box. What was it like being so close to all of the action?

Being on the pit box was fun because you get to see everything up close and not many people get to experience that. One thing that I didn’t realize was the amount of noise, though. It was really loud! I have even more respect for the pit crew after seeing them up close and in action for a pit stop.  
6. Describe the moments before and up to when Clint crossed the finish line. What was it like to experience Clint’s victory among the team that helped make it possible?

When there were 50 laps left in the race, I got in touch with my contact at MWR to see if we could head over to Victory Lane. So during the last 10 laps of the race we were over to Victory Lane and got there right as Clint was arriving. It was so awesome to be with the team as they celebrated their victory. I even got to have my photo taken with Clint and his trophy!
7. A trip to victory lane is rare for fans. How incredible was it to celebrate with Clint and his team on Victory Lane?

It was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It was awesome that he won, but it was even greater that I was able to celebrate the victory in Victory Lane. After the race while Clint was in the media center, the MWR team explained to me what goes on after a victory such as the large number of interviews he had to do.  

8. If you had to use one word to describe your 5-hour ENERGY® VIP Racing Experience, what would it be?


The 5-hour ENERGY® team would like to congratulate Peter once again for winning this once in a lifetime racing prize package. Stay tuned for upcoming 5-hour ENERGY® contests and giveaways!

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