NASCAR America: Clint Bowyer on the ’emotional rollercoaster’ of 2017

Jerry Bonkowski
NBC Sports

Clint Bowyer was our special guest on Wednesday’s edition of NBCSN’s NASCAR America, live from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte.

Among the topics he spoke about was the “emotional rollercoaster” he’s been on in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.

Even though it’s been a struggle at times for Bowyer from a performance standpoint, he still says SHR is a perfect fit for him.

“It’s been a lot of fun for me,” Bowyer told our NASCAR America panel of Marty Snider, Jeff Burton and Kyle Petty. “The fit factor couldn’t be better moving over to Stewart-Haas.

“It just fits my style, that blue collar racer mentality, that’s how I grew up. There’s no b.s. there, no spit and polish. You go walk in through the door and it’s racers, guys that grew up racing, working hard trying to find the task at hand, and that’s to make those cars go faster.

“It’s been up and down, literally an emotional rollercoaster. We just never could get on that roll and get the consistency down. That’s kind of my m.o., my standard deal,

“I didn’t win as many races as I need to over the years, but I’ve always been consistently there and that’s what got me into the playoffs and competing for championships over the years. That just wasn’t there this year.”

Bowyer also talked about life growing up in Emporia, Kansas, and why he likes to get back there so often and give back to the community.

Bowyer even had the distinct honor of being the subject of his own dedicated version of Scan All, with some of his most memorable transmissions and, uh, shall we say “colorful” language over his team’s radio, as well as his spotter Brett Griffin and crew chief Mike Bugarewicz.

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