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Bowyer not ready for tightrope act yet

Updated: August 30, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
By David Newton

CONCORD, N.C. -- I am 100 feet above Charlotte Motor Speedway, my black Converse Chuck Taylors clinging to a 5/8-inch steel cord stretching 750 feet from the frontstretch grandstand to a crane behind Victory Lane.

I don't have a safety tether.

I could become a grease spot on the concrete below at any moment.

I am distracted by Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer, taunting me as though I somehow was responsible for the 150-point penalty he received during ...

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