Clint Bowyer on first Cup win since 2012: ‘It was just time’ (VIDEO)


MARTINSVILLE, Virginia – It had been 190 races since Clint Bowyer last celebrated a Cup Series win.

Bowyer finally got to celebrate after dominating the final stage of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, leading 215 laps and the final 114.

“It was just time,” Bowyer told Fox Sports 1 after his first win since October 2012. “For whatever reason it felt right driving up here, such a cool place to be able to drive up through the country side on a two-lane road, think about the race. I told him (his son Cash), I was like, ‘Dammit, we need to got to get a picture in Victory Lane.'”

Monday was Bowyer’s first chance to celebrate a win since Cash was born in 2014.

“He told me he wanted a checkered flag,” Bowyer said. “We got that checkered flag.”

Watch the full interview above.