“Great Addition” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Impressed With Clint Bowyer’s Energy in NASCAR Commentary Debut

Published 02/20/2021, 1:35 AM EST
LONG POND, PA – JULY 31: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Maxwell House Toyota, gets in his car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 31, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)


Last weekend, Clint Bowyer kicked off his NASCAR commentary career at the Daytona 500. He was alongside Jeff Gordon that weekend, and he seemed to have done a pretty good job. In a recent podcast, former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr gave his assessment of Bowyer’s commentary skills.

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He said, “He’s got a lot of great energy, very funny, fresh out of the car, understands exactly what the drivers are dealing with. Just a great addition, in my opinion, to the Fox booth.”

Apparently, he made the race a lot more ‘watchable.’ There were concerns that if anyone else was in the commentary booth, there was a chance that the energy could wane. It is also worth noting that Clint Bowyer got a chance to experience his first rain delay in his very first race.

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HAMPTON, GA – MARCH 03: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Clint Bowyer is definitely enjoying his new walk of life

For the moment, the former Stewart-Haas Racing driver is glad to kick back for once. There is no need for him to subject himself to the hectic life on the road. It also helps that his brand of humor is openly welcomed in the Fox Sports booth.

Bowyer picked up the microphone in the wake of Darrell Waltrip’s retirement. The former driver seemingly links up well with Jeff Gordon and Mike Joy, and to be honest, the Bowyer-Gordon rapport was quite surprising, considering that they feuded with each other during their racing days.

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AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 08: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Haas CNC Ford, Hall of Fame driver and TV commentator Jeff Gordon and Fox broadcast Adam Alexander before the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Luckily, it seems that all has been forgiven and they now get along well with each other. This is actually a good thing, and the former drivers can play off each other.

Considering that their retirements were fairly recent, they also give their expert opinions during broadcasts. Nevertheless, the addition of Clint Bowyer to the Fox Sports commentary booth will be a breath of fresh air.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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