Clint Bowyer’s blessed event

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 03: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefitting LBBC Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 03:  Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefitting LBBC Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS – OCTOBER 03: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY Benefitting LBBC Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—At full speed whenever he’s on the race track, Clint Bowyer wasn’t about to throttle back when his first child, Cash Aaron Bowyer, was born.

“I was probably not the norm as far as spectator in an event like that,” Bowyer said on Friday at Kansas Speedway. “In the (delivery) room there I was high-fiving people, and I was kind of pushing the doctor out of the way at one point because I was trying to get a better view of him coming into the world.

“Of course the nurses are trying to hold me back and they’re like, ‘You can’t get that close.’ I’m like, ‘Get the hell out of my way, here he comes.’ It was a lot of fun. We were all laughing. An amazing experience.”

After Cash arrived, Bowyer and wife Lorra began to experience first-hand the reality of 3 a.m. wake-up calls.

“All your friends and family, peers and everybody is trying to warn you and tell you that it’s going to change your life,” Bowyer said. “You’re like, ‘There’s no way.’

“Then, all of the sudden, that little gremlin comes out of there, and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this is real.’”

Bowyer joked that he wanted to name his son Cletus Bocephus (Cle-Bo for short), before his wife exercised her veto power. But why “Cash?”

“Probably for all the cash that he’s going to cost me over the years when he gets to racing cars or something,” Bowyer quipped.

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