Bowyer’s car honors BCS champion Alabama
Talk about playing to the home crowd. NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer will drive his No. 15 car this weekend in Talladega with a public shout out to the BCS champion Alabama Crimson Tide. The hood of the Toyota race car will feature a National Champions logo along with the Alabama “A” logo, while the rest of the car will be painted in a crimson and white scheme. Alabama owns 14 national championships, which leads me to believe that the next time Alabama wins a national championship (next year? two years?) Bowyer will not shy away from taking full advantage of the opportunity to get race fans to give him a “Roll Tide!”
In addition to the painted car, Bowyer will also have the image of Paul “Bear” Bryant painted on his helmet, shown below.
It must be at least a little bit humbling for Bowyer, a Kansas native and big time Kansas Jayhawks fan to wear the Alabama colors, but he says he is OK with it. His sponsor, Aaron’s, is a big sponsor of Alabama athletics as well. With the race taking place in the state of Alabama, it just seemed like the right thing to do.
HT: Business Insider
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