Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and his wife, Lorra, welcomed their first child this week, a son, Cash. Bowyer, never short on entertaining stories, had another when describing the day of Cash's birth and what it was like for Bowyer.
PS - Hearing Bowyer tell it in person was even better, but you'll get the gist.
Q:What has it been like to become a father?
Bowyer: First of
all, just so happy and proud.What a wild experience - all your friends and
family, peers and everybody is trying to warn you and tell you that it's going
to change your life. 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.' I was probably not the norm as far as spectator in an event like that. In the 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
"He's running really good during the day -- you think this is way
too easy, this is no problem at all. Then his engine drastically takes a turn
for the worst about the time you're trying to go to sleep on that really
comfortable couch over in the corner that's about this wide and basically like
sleeping right here on this tabletop, he starts really screaming very loud. The
nurses tend to come in to do paperwork at 3 a.m., which is really handy. They
want to ask you about your education and things like that and you're like,
'Lady, can we wait until daylight maybe -- that would be a good goal,' - 3 a.m. is not a good time in the morning to be talking to me with him screaming, her
pissed and now I am. It's been a wild deal and Cash is awesome."