R. Mark Stiles

R. Mark Stiles

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From the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake, Virginia, R. Mark Stiles, the owner, news director & editor in chief of Catchfence,™ has been dedicated to auto racing news media coverage, journalism and reporting for almost 17-years. Stiles started in the industry in the fall of 1997 with two columns (Green Flag Black Flag and Breaking Loose) for AOL/Athlete Direct's NASCAR department (ADNASCAR). He later merged Green Flag Black Flag and became the news director with Ryan Seek's CatchFence in 1999. At the beginning of 2001, Stiles went full-time with Catchfence, served as an assistant to the now retired Voice of Daytona Int'l Speedway chief track announcer, Bill Bowser, and In 2005 he acquired full ownership of Catchfence.

Jun 02

Clint Bowyer – The Wild Side

Filed under Sprint Cup Series

2015 NSCS No. 15 Jack Link’s/Big Machine Records Toyota Camry
2015 NSCS No. 15 Jack Link’s/Big Machine Records Toyota Camry
CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to one of its most unique tracks this weekend. Pocono Raceway is known for its unusual shape, which includes the absence of a turn 4.

The unique nature can create some headaches for crew chiefs who have the unenviable task of setting up race cars to handle the wildly varying turns. However, Brian Pattie and the No. 15 crew have some good notes from which to work. Last year, their driver Clint Bowyer finished 11th and fourth respectively.

Bowyer brings his No. 15 Jack Link’s/Big Machine Records Toyota Camry to the Pennsylvania track coming off an impressive run last weekend at Dover where he ran up front for most of the race, finishing ninth.

He hopes to continue that momentum at Pocono. With country music label Big Machine Records and Jack Link’s, a snack company that likes to “feed the wild side,” on his car this weekend, it seems a match made in heaven for Bowyer, a country music fan who often says victory lane will be “wild” upon the teams next visit.

What do you expect at Pocono?

“We need to keep the good momentum we have coming off of Dover rolling into this weekend. I know everyone’s working to get us going in the right direction and hopefully last weekend is the first of many good runs coming up for us. At Pocono, it’s such a different track. Getting the car set up for each turn is key but it’s also pretty difficult because each one is so different. We had two good runs going there last year, so I’m optimistic.”


Brian Pattie Crew Chief
Terry Spalding Front Tire Changer
Allen Steele Front Tire Carrier
Lee Cunningham Rear Tire Changer
P.J. Briody Rear Tire Carrier
Brian Chase Jack Man
Evan Marchal Gas Man
J.D. Frey Car Chief
Brett Griffin Spotter
Dax Gerringer Race Engineer
Tim O’Brien Race Engineer
Billy Curwood Race Engineer
Adam Cooke Shock Specialist
Travis Stock Rear Mechanic
Chris Sherwood Front Mechanic
Kyle Anderson Interior Mechanic
James Davis Tire Specialist
Gregg Huls Engine Tuner
Ray Erwin Truck Driver
Jeff Shano Truck Driver


  • Two top-five and eight top-10 finishes in 18 starts
  • Completed 3,157 of 3,208 laps (98.4%) and led 91 laps
  • No DNFs (did not finish)
  • Average start 18.2 and average finish 14.2
Race Start Finish Status Led
2006-14 42 21 running 8
2006-20 14 41 running 0
2007-14 5 10 running 0
2007-21 15 8 running 1
2008-14 35 39 running 0
2008-21 30 6 running 0
2009-14 16 12 running 0
2009-21 16 3 running 23
2010-14 2 9 running 59
2010-21 40 15 running 0
2011-14 12 16 running 0
2011-21 14 18 running 0
2012-14 16 6 running 0
2012-21 19 8 running 0
2013-14 3 15 running 0
2013-21 16 14 running 0
2014-14 19 11 running 0
2014-21 14 4 running 0

Jack Link’s Meat Snacks

Jack Link’s is a global leader in meat snacks and the No. 1 manufacturer worldwide. Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link’s is a family-owned company that represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust, with the mission to Feed Your Wild Side. Jack Link’s offers more than 100 premium protein snacks in a variety of flavors, sizes and price points, appealing to nearly every consumer and occasion. Check out for more information. on the brand.

Feed Your Wild Side

Meet Sasquatch at the Jack Link’s display area located in the Pocono fan concourse area Friday-Sunday. Make sure to take pictures or videos of Sasquatch when you spot him at the track and use #NASCARWildSide to enter for a chance to win Clint Bowyer merchandise.

Big Machine Records

Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville, Dot Records, Nash Icon Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Williams Jr., Steven Tyler, Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry; chart-topping acts Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Eli Young Band; The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery; up-and-comers Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, RaeLynn, The Cadillac Three and Drake White as well as soundtracks for ABC’s hit drama Nashville. Borchetta served as the 2015 American Idol mentor and proudly added winner Nick Fradiani to Big Machine Records’ roster. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, People’s Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine was also the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. BMLG’s successful racing partnerships include 2014’s 12 Hours of Sebring winner Marino Franchitti and back-to-back Indy 500 wins with Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti in 2011 & 2012, respectively.

Visit for more information.

Source: Michael Waltrip Racing

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