Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer Joke About Bowyer’s Lengthy Lead During Delayed NASCAR Race

by Quentin Blount
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NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer spent time Tuesday on Twitter to joke about Bowyer’s lead in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. The race has been delayed multiple times due to rain.

Busch currently races for Chip Ganassi Racing. He is the driver of the No.1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the NASCAR Cup Series.

He sent out a tweet on Tuesday to Bowyer, asking him if this race is the longest he’s ever been in the lead.

“Hey @ClintBowyer, is this the longest you’ve ever been in the lead?” Busch wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday, drivers finished 52 of 334 laps before the weather became too much to handle. Bowyer’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford is currently leading the race in first place. He is followed by another driver in his final full Cup Series season, Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Bowyer, meanwhile, made a joke of his own on Twitter. He retweeted a hilarious photo from the @nascarcasm account showing a current photo of him on lap 52, followed by a photo of him looking extremely old by the start of lap 53.

“Winner!” Bowyer captioned the tweet.

Clint Bowyer Blasts Cup Playoff Series Race Weather-Related Delays

Earlier in the day, Bowyer had some words on Twitter following a third straight day of inclement weather causing race delays.

He joked around saying he needs to start looking for houses in the neighborhood.

“Well I guess I better start looking for a house to purchase around here,” Bowyer wrote on Twitter. “Any recommendations on a good neighborhood?”

Bowyer announced earlier this year that he would be stepping away from the driver’s seat next season and joining the broadcast booth. He will be working alongside Jeff Gordon and Mike Joy for Fox Sports.

During his 17-year career, Bowyer raced at the Kansas Speedway 32 times, including 24 NASCAR Cup Series Races. He also was a part of six Xfinity Series Races and two Gander Truck Series races – one of which that included a victory.

Kurt Busch is in his 21st season and has more than 700 starts in NASCAR’S top three divisions, NCS, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR RV and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. He has already qualified for the Playoffs round of eight with his latest victory in Las Vegas. 

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