Clint Bowyer made his last laps on Sunday as a full-time NASCAR driver in Phoenix. It’s the track he started his career at, and it’s also the one where he ended it.
In addition to his career coming full circle, Bowyer’s paying a special tribute to his sponsors that have also made that circle with him. In a reference to the Charlie Daniels Band, Bowyer shares a photo of his last helmet on Instagram.
The caption reads, “I once heard the late @thecharliedanielsband say dance with the one that brung ya….these are the ones that brung me. Had a chance to represent some of the best companies in the world. Forever grateful. 💪”
Bowyer is referencing the sponsors that have been with him throughout his career. Some of them include Ford, Bass Pro Shops, and DEKALB. Once the helmet is turned, you can see more sponsors that are “branded into wood.” These include Oakley, Chevy, and Mobil1.
The letters “TCB” along with a lightning bolt are also on top of the helmet. As a matter of fact, the acronym “TCB” stands for a well-known saying that Elvis Presley coined: taking care of business.
Bowyer also honored Charlie Daniels on his helmet in 2016.
Clint Bowyer Retires from Racing, Joins Broadcast Booth
Clint Bowyer’s retirement announcement came in October of this year. The successful NASCAR driver made the announcement on Twitter by sharing a lengthy letter.
After 15 years of racing in NASCAR, he’s trading in his steering wheel and helmet for a microphone and polo. Bowyer will be joining FOX Sports on Sundays as a color analyst.