Fox Sports sportscaster Clint Bowyer took a fun Sturgis trip and talked about the experience recently on Twitter.
Friend and country singer Tim Dugger said Bowyer got him to go for a quick, relaxing trip to the fabled South Dakota motorcycle rally.
On Thursday, Dugger shared four photos from the trip, and Bowyer responded: “Glad there’s still people out there up for an adventure.”
Dugger posed photos of bikes, Mount Rushmore, and one of the rally’s concerts. The two also went motorcycle riding while at Sturgis.
The 42-year-old Bowyer also said in the Tweet he was on the way back to his Mocksville, N.C. home by bus. Jokingly, he said just started a 25-hour long excursion. Just 20 minutes in, he said he was looking for a rest stop.
Bowyer, who grew up in Emporia, Kansas, took a long trip back to the East Coast from Sturgis.
One Twitter fan, likely from Kansas, joked, “Clint, it’s only 10hr to Emporia.”
Bowyer Enjoyed The Sturgis Trip
Bowyer recently retired from his 16-year NASCAR Cup racing career. This season he’s been in the Fox Sports booth and took the Sturgis trip. After Bowyer’s quick Sturgis trip, the series heads to Indianapolis for the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard.
Before the season, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon talked about Bowyer’s move to the booth with Mike Joy.
“It’s hard not to be excited about adding Clint to the FOX NASCAR booth,” Gordon said in a Fox Sports press release. “There is no question that having him in the booth delivers a fresh-off-the-track perspective, great insight, and a whole lot of fun.”
In June, he talked about his decision to leave Stewart-Haas Racing for the booth.
“It just kind of happened,” Bowyer told NASCAR.com on joining the FOX team. “I never really thought about it. I knew I probably had a little more personality than some of the other drivers. That was my selling point, not necessarily to TV but to a fan or anything else. Everybody knows who they are and how they fit in, and I knew that was my gig. But when it came to TV, I didn’t know.”
Other new co-workers liked Bowyer’s sharpness on TV.
“It’s actually a joy because he brings a lot of energy to the telecasts,” said Pam Miller, FOX Sports’ lead producer. “He doesn’t miss anything that’s happening on the track. I learned that really quickly working with him in Xfinity.”
Bowyer said he wanted his new TV job to be different, and he knew what he wanted to do. He knew he could do it and take quick trips to places like Sturgis, too.
“I just thought with me coming on, I’ve watched this time and time again and I wanted it to be different,” Bowyer told NASCAR.com. “I think people expected me to bring different things.”