Clint Bowyer gives boost to MWR

SONOMA, Calif. -- There is a new big-boy team in NASCAR. If you've being paying attention this season, it's not a surprise.

Michael Waltrip Racing has been coming on all year. The only thing MWR lacked in 2012 was a victory. Mission accomplished.

Clint Bowyer, the hired gun who came to MWR this season after six years at Richard Childress Racing, finally got the organization into the win column this year with a dominating victory Sunday on the Sonoma road course.

"To have this dirt [track] boy from Kansas in Victory Lane here is big, trust me," Bowyer said. "It's just a dream come true. To switch teams like I did was a huge new chance for me and a chance to showcase my talent."

Read more of Terry Blount's column on the race here.