Darlington: Bowyer - Friday media visit

Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Impala SS, met with members of the media at Darlington Raceway and talked about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. being a free agent, on what it would be like to have Earnhardt as a teammate, on racing the Impala SS at ...

Clint Bowyer, No. 07 Jack Daniel's Impala SS, met with members of the media at Darlington Raceway and talked about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. being a free agent, on what it would be like to have Earnhardt as a teammate, on racing the Impala SS at Darlington, the upcoming All Star race and more.

ON DEALING WITH DISRUPTIONS SURROUNDING ENHANCED MEDIA ACTIVITY: "It is sort of hard to get to the car. I am parked too close to the No. 8 car."

ON IF IT IS GOOD OR BAD FOR NASCAR TO HAVE DALE EARNHARDT, JR. AS A FREE AGENT: "Well, it definitely brings all you guys to the track. So anytime we can do that it is a good thing. I was just telling Gil (Martin, crew chief) that man it would be hard to focus on what you are doing with all the hoopla around him.

ON POSSIBLITY OF HIM BEING A FUTURE TEAMMATE: "I'd say anybody would be lucky to have him as a teammate. He bring so much to the table sponsor wise, fan wise and everything else so I am sure where ever he lands it will be good for them and him both."

ON BEING A LANDMARK SITUATION REGARDING THE DOLLARS AND CENTS INVOLVED: "I'd say if anybody could bring you money, it would be him."

ON DALE JUNIOR FITTING IN AS A TEAMMATE: "Absolutely. I know him a little bit off the track and definitely like his style, he is a good guy. I think he is a good team player, a good person for everybody. I don't think there would be a team that wouldn't welcome him with open arms."

ON RACING THE IMPALA SS AT DARLINGTON: "I am hoping it comes together good. I am lacking grip or common sense or something; I kept running in to the way out there in practice. I got that out of the way so I am hoping that we can keep that to practice and have a good race. The car was really fast in qualifying trim so we are happy about that. I have to calm down in the car, and rely on these guys, they always seem to make it up for me."

ON JUNIOR APOLOGIZING TO OR FEELING BAD FOR RCR FOR ALL THE DISTRACTIONS: "Well obviously, any prospective team it is causing a distraction for. I can't believe for him, every time he gets out of his car or walks out of his truck, he has 40 people to talk to. If it were me, I would put a clown outfit on and be running."

ON WHAT HE WOULD TELL JUNIOR IF HE CALLED ABOUT ADVICE OR INFORMATION ON RCR: "He probably knows Richard better than I do. He has been around him his whole life. I don't think I could tell him anything he doesn't already know about Richard. Richard is an unbelievable guy. He is a really good guy to work for and a lot of fun to be around."

ON CHARLOTTE ALL STAR WEEKEND: "I like it, it reminds me of local, short track racing. You were always racing for championships but when you would go down 300 or 400 miles from the house and try to whoop up on the best of the best there at whatever race track you went to, is what it reminds me of. It kind of reminds me of going to a National or something like that where there are a lot of cars and you are just trying to beat the best of the best. The only difference is between back then and now is a million dollars, back then it was about a thousand dollars."

ON ADVICE FOR CREW CHIEF RACING THE CREW CHIEF RACE: "My only advice for him is good luck. Go fast. I have a lot of respect for Gil, he is a lot of fun and been very instrumental in my career and one of the best things that has ever happened to me. So I am all for it. We will try and get him amped up for it."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Clint Bowyer