Clint Bowyer Fielded Some Hard-Hitting Questions Before Taking NASCAR TV Job
Clint Bowyer retired from racing after the 2020 season and took a job as a NASCAR analyst for Fox Sports. He’s been a success, teaming with motorsports legend Jeff Gordon in the booth. Before he made his broadcasting debut, the tables were turned on Bowyer. He was the interviewee and not the interviewer, and those asking the hard-hitting questions were his two young kids.
Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR career
Clint Bowyer had a 16-year run in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving for Richard Childress for half that time. His first Cup Series race came April 23, 2005, in the Subway Fresh 500 in Phoenix. He finished 22nd. Bowyer earned his first victory at Loudon in 2007, claiming the Sylvania 500 in his 64th start.
That 2007 season got off to a rough start when Boyer crossed the finish line at the Daytona 500 with his car upside down and on fire. He did bounce back and finished the regular season ninth in points.
For his career, Bowyer earned 10 victories in 541 Cup Series races. He finished in the top 10 226 times. Bowyer called it a career after the 2020 season, but remains tied to the sport as a NASCAR analyst for Fox Sports.
Bowyer dealt some tough questions before broadcasting debut
It’s likely Clint Bowyer went through an interview or two before getting his broadcasting gig as a NASCAR analyst. Even after he got the job, he had to endure some hard-hitting questions. Those questions came from his two young children, Cash and Presley.
In a video posted in November by Stewart-Haas Racing, Bowyer was sitting on the deck of what appeared to be his house with a full camera crew. He knew he was going to be interviewed but when he asked who would be doing the interviewing, the door opened. Out walked his son Cash, notebook in hand, and his daughter Presley.
Cash opened with the first question. “What’s the biggest mess you’ve ever made?” he asked. In true Clint Bowyer fashion, the former NASCAR driver answered, “Well, I’m looking at two of ’em.”
‘Do you think you and Jeff Gordon are going to wreck each other in the booth?’
Clint Bowyer is known for his NASCAR feud with Jeff Gordon back in 2012. Gordon had intentionally wrecked Bowyer in retaliation for a crash earlier in the year. The crash started a brawl between the two crews and the relationship between Bowyer and Gordon fell apart. This year, Gordon and Bowyer have been sharing the broadcast booth.
“Do you think you and Jeff Gordon are going to wreck each other in the booth?” Cash asked his dad. Bowyer broke out into a fit of laughter, saying “We just might. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun – a lot of laughs and call a lot of good races.”
“What are you going to miss the most about racing?” Cash asked his dad. “Taking you to the race track,” Boyer responded.