Bowyer Takes Throwback Paint Scheme Personally

And the hits just keep coming. Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte, Clint Bowyer and Mark Martin unveiled the throwback paint scheme Bowyer will carry Labor Day weekend during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. 

Bowyer’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford will carry the deep blue colors of the Carolina Ford Dealers in a tribute to Martin’s 1989 ride in what was then known as the NASCAR Busch Series.

“For me, it was really easy,” said Bowyer, who is 11th in Cup points in his first season with SHR. “When you think about throwback paint schemes and how to honor a legend of the sport, it was so easy to look back at 2012, when Mark Martin came over to be my teammate at (Michael Waltrip Racing).

“It meant so much to me,” said Bowyer. “I learned so much from him (Martin). To have this opportunity to honor him at the Darlington throwback weekend they’ve created is so much fun.”

And the sponsors is a good fit, too.

“This Carolina Ford Dealers paint scheme is an easy one for me,” Bowyer said. “As soon as I saw it, I’m like, ‘That’s the scheme.’”

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By Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen is a veteran motorsports journalist. He spent 13 years with, where he was Digital Content Manager. Previously, he was executive editor of NASCAR Scene and managing editor of National Speed Sport News. Jensen served as the president of the National Motorsports Press Association and is the group’s former Writer of the Year.