Wilson returned at Texas and Bowyer finished seventh to put him in the top 10 in points for the first time since Phoenix in April when he was sixth.
But a 21st-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway dropped Bowyer back out of the top 10 heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Bowyer also captured his first career pole position for the spring Darlington event.
Bowyer finished 12th in the point standings in the Xfinity Series, racing 22 of the 35 races that year.
He ended the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway by capturing the Xfinity title and finishing fifth in the season-ending Ford 400. 07 Jack Daniels Chevrolet to the Richard Childress Racing’s new No. He entered the year with no owner’s points but was able to come out strong in the beginning, scoring four top-10 finishes in the first seven races.
2007 was Bowyer’s best Cup season to date, as the Kansas native finished third in the championship standings (346 points behind winner Jimmie Johnson).
During the season, Bowyer earned his first career Cup victory, winning the first race of the Chase in New Hampshire in dominating fashion.
He finished 15th in the point standings with four top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.
In 2010, Bowyer was able to finish 10th in the final NASCAR Cup Series standings despite being handed a 150-point penalty to kick off the Chase.