Contributed by: ACT Staff
Thunder Road to Host NASCAR Star
Clint Bowyer to Race in VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup
Thunder Road officials announced this morning that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer will be participating in the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup at Barre VT’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 11.
Bowyer, who currently sits fourth overall on the Sprint Cup Series, will pilot a Crazy Horse racing Toyota Camry in the 150-lap event. His car will be painted to match his #15 Michael Waltrip racing ride that he currently drives in NASCAR’s top division.
“I think Clint Bowyer is about as ‘old school’ a racer as NASCAR has,’” said long-time Thunder Road Promoter Tom Curley. “To have guys like Tony Stewart and now Bowyer come to the Governor’s Cup race at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” is a great thing for our fans and teams at Thunder Road,” he finished.
Bowyer has captured 8 Sprint Cup victories since his rookie season in 2006 and over 200 wins and numerous championships in everything from Motocross to Modifieds. The 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion was runner-up to Brad Keselowski in last year’s Sprint Cup title chase.
“I think he’s one of a kind,” said Thunder Road co-owner Ken Squier. “He’s a top talent in auto racing, and he’s got a lot of personality. I can’t wait to see him duke it out on the high banks with our local guys,” he finished.
The Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup will roll on Thursday, July 11 at Barre’s Thunder Road. Post time for the event is 6:00pm.