Nobody has been hotter at Talladega Superspeedway over the last two years than Clint Bowyer.

Bowyer has won two of the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Talladega. In the third race last spring he finished second to Jimmie Johnson by a mere 0.002 seconds to tie for the closest finish in NASCAR history.

Its takes skill plus a great car to pull off finishes like that. But, Bowyer acknowledges, it also takes a certain amount of luck.