Kevin Harvick on his friendship with Bowyer: “We’ve drank a lot of beer together.”
Before Clint Bowyer got his shot in the NASCAR drivers seat, he was in the NASCAR garage. Bowyer was working in the fabrication shop for Richard Childress when he got his shot.
That opportunity came in 2004 where he piloted a part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series ride. Those rides came out of RCR and Kevin Harvick Incorporated. The following year he won his first two NASCAR Xfinity Series races and the gates were open.
“When Richard Childress called Clint Bowyer out of the body shop — Clint was running some ARCA races and running his little dirt modified car,” Kevin Harvick tells the story on Sirius XM NASAR Radio via his ‘Happy Hours’ radio show.
“I kinda got stuck with Clint. They said, ‘Well you go to all the tests with Clint and kinda teach him the ropes?’ I was like, ‘Sure!’ ”