NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer to honor Crimson Tide at Talladega

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.

Clint Bowyer Crimson Tide Bear Bryant helmet

Clint Bowyer's Crimson Tide Bear Bryant helmet.

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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