- NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer was one of the Cup Series most-popular drivers during his career.
- Bowyer joined the NASCAR on FOX broadcast in 2020 following his retirement.
- He was absent from last week’s broadcast with the network citing a personal matter. That has since been clarified.
After NASCAR driver turned broadcaster Clint Bowyer missed last week’s race on FOX for the company claimed was a “personal matter,” fans were wondering what that issues was.
They got an answer on Friday morning. Reports surfaced claiming that Bowyer was involved in accident in his home state of Missouri where he struck and killed a pedestrian.
Such a tragic story.
Fox analyst and ex-NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer involved in deadly car crash with pedestrian https://t.co/SaxzA9utAi
— Brennan Somers (@WHEC_BSomers) June 17, 2022
Bowyer was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of crash. He called 911 immediately following the accident and helped investigators on the scene. Bowyer also provided a roadside sample of .000 blood alcohol content.
The report goes on to say that “a crystalline substance was found where the female victim’s belongings were located and is believed to be methamphetamine.”
Bowyer issued the following statement:
“Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Ms. Simmons. This is a very difficult time for my family and I, please respect our privacy as we move forward.”
Auto Racing World Rallies Around Clint Bowyer
The racing world immediately rushed to the support of Bowyer, who is a popular figure in the garage.
Thoughts with everyone impacted by this tragedy. In this story, Clint Bowyer statement: “Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Ms. Simmons.” https://t.co/LmeF5adDus
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 17, 2022
That’s got to be tough on him. Can’t imagine that happening. Shake it off Clint. You are an awesome guy.
— Brian (@Bigyellar72) June 17, 2022
I can’t imagine having to deal with something like that. Very traumatic for her family and him.
— Derek (@dlamar29) June 17, 2022
Very sad for everyone involved. Simply tragic for everyone involved – Clint and his family, Ms Simmons and her family, the first responders who were on scene, and everyone else who is impacted.
— Jill (@jillselvaggio) June 17, 2022
Our prayer go out to Clint, the young lady, and both families involved ! Clint has always been a man of class and high ethics, he will always remain that type of man in my book!
— David Poole (@PoolecustomHome) June 17, 2022
NASCAR’s remaining races in 2022 will be broadcasts on NBC and USA Network. So if Bowyer is to return to the booth, it won’t be until 2023.