Clint Bowyer was asked about the birth of his son, Cash Aaron Bowyer, this morning at his press conference in Kansas. His quotes are everything you’d expect from Clint. It feels like I’ve been posting a lot about him lately but it’s just really funny, good stuff.
What has it been like to become a father?
“First of all, just so happy and proud. What a wild experience — all your friends and family, peers and everybody is trying to warn you and tell you that it’s going to change your life. You’re like, ‘There’s no way.’ Then all of the sudden that little gremlin comes out of there and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this is real.’ I was probably not the norm as far as spectator in an event like that. In the room there I was high-fiving people and I was kind of pushing the doctor out of the way at one point because I was trying to get a better view of him coming into the world. Of course the nurses are trying to hold me back and they’re like, ‘You can’t get that close.’ I’m like, ‘Get the hell out of my way, here he comes.’ It was a lot of fun. We were all laughing. An amazing experience. He’s running really good during the day — you think this is way too easy, this is no problem at all. Then his engine drastically takes a turn for the worst about the time you’re trying to go to sleep on that really comfortable couch over in the corner that’s about this wide and basically like sleeping right here on this tabletop, he starts really screaming very loud. The nurses tend to come in to do paperwork at 3:00 AM, which is really handy. They want to ask you about your education and things like that and you’re like, ‘Lady, can we wait until daylight maybe — that would be a good goal,’ — 3:00 AM is not a good time in the morning to be talking to me with him screaming, her pissed and now I am. It’s been a wild deal and Cash (Bowyer’s son) is awesome.”
Why did you choose the name Cash for your son?
“Probably for all the cash that he’s going to cost me over the years when he gets to racing cars or something. I’m going to try to put a guitar in his hand because I always laugh at Blake (Shelton), I’m like, ‘Just because you breathe a little bit better than I do and you can hold a guitar you get paid to go all across the country and you don’t really do much, you just breathe a little bit better.’ Then these golfers, I don’t even think they carry their clubs, they just walk around and swing a club every now and then and make a hell of a good living. I’m thinking we’re going to try one of them two first and if that doesn’t work then he’ll probably be over here battling out all my peers. It will be fun to watch how this all unravels because a lot of us racers right now have kids pretty well within a five year radius of all this. We’re going to be back battling each other probably for the rest of our lives. Really the great competition comes down, I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a t-ball game or a soccer game with the parents, that’s when it gets out of control. I can just see us yelling and screaming at each other and still fighting when we’re 60 or 70 years old and our kids are racing, just like our dads did.”
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