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The Bear calls shotgun
A legacy like Bear Bryant’s is something that should be revered. His likeness and image is something that Alabama fans have long reserved for only the most honorable of places. Given those requirements, it’s only fitting that Coach Bryant be honored in a manner fitting of a man in Alabama of his stature…by being airbrushed into the theme of one of the cars racing at Talladega this weekend.
Legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant will be riding along this Sunday in the No. 15 Toyota of Clint Bowyer at Talladega Superspeedway.
Bryant’s image has been painted onto the back of the helmet that Bowyer will wear this weekend. It goes along with the paint scheme for the car, which honors the Crimson Tide’s BCS national championship.
“It was actually my idea about the helmet,” said Bowyer, who grew up in Kansas as a KU fan “I always have icons on the back of my helmets. I’ve had them on my helmet all year long. Trying to think of something to do with Alaba
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Bowyer’s car honors BCS champion Alabama
Talk about playing to the home crowd. NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer will drive his No. 15 car this weekend in Taladega with a public shout out to the BCS champion Alabama Crimson Tide. The hood of the Toyota race car will feature a National Champions logo along with the Alabama “A” logo, while the rest of the car will be painted in a crimson...
To pay tribute to Alabama's national championship, the NASCAR driver's car not only will feature a Tide-centric paint job this weekend, he will also wear a Bear Bryant-themed helmet.
Clint Bowyer is bringing a unique look to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver will honor Alabama's national championship with his car - and legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant with his helmet.
Bowyer, who enters Sunday's Aaron's 499 sitting 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, says that the helmet part of the look was...
Clint Bowyer must be brimming with optimism.
After all, the personable driver heads to Talladega Superspeedway with as much going for him as possible.
First, he's with the revamped Michael Waltrip Racing team that has taken the racing world by surprise with its dramatic climb in performance this season.
Second, he's a stellar restrictor-plate racer. People might not hear...
Michael Waltrip RacingThis weekend at Talladega Super Speedway, Clint Bowyer is running a special University of Alabama National Championship paint scheme.
“The Alabama partnership came along with Aaron’s, and the SEC partnership that they have after they had Alabama on it, and winning the National Championship this year,” he says. “Certainly a KU fan, but respect all athletics...
No. 15 Aaron’s/Alabama National Champions Toyota driver Clint Bowyer races at Talladega Superspeedway in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race with a special paint scheme honoring the 2011 University of Alabama’s BCS National Championship football team. Bowyer will even sport an Alabama firesuit and a specially designed helmet honoring legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant...
Last week Alabama freshman pitcher Spencer Turnbull was given a tough assignment: start the Crimson Tide’s series at No. 4 ranked South Carolina. He responded brilliantly, earning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
About 100 miles west of Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway sits the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, home of the 2009 and 2011 NCAA football national-championship-winning Alabama Crimson Tide. About 100 miles to the southeast of the 2.66-mile superspeedway tri-oval is the campus of Auburn University, whose Tigers captured college football’s national title in 2010...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — No. 15 Aaron’s/Alabama National Champions Toyota driver Clint Bowyer races at Talladega Superspeedway in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race with a special paint scheme honoring the 2011 University of Alabama’s BCS National Championship football team. Bowyer will even sport an Alabama firesuit and a specially designed helmet honoring legendary football coach...