Clint Bowyer To Have His Cake (And Eat It Too) For His Big 30

Rob TiongsonSenior Analyst IMay 28, 2009

AVONDALE, AZ - APRIL 18: Clint Bowyer driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet stands on pit road prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 18, 2009 in Avondale, AZ.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

What do you get when you have one of America's largest financial service companies, a prestigious racing team, and a rising superstar who's turning 30?

If you guessed Richard Childress Racing's Clint Bowyer and The Hartford Financial Group, then you certainly know your NASCAR and the pride of Emporia, KS.

All week until May 30 at 11:59 PM (EDT), The Hartford Financial Group are inviting fans to sign Bowyer's big 30th birthday card on their Web site.

The two-time Chase entrant will not only read some wishes and greetings from his fans, but he will also receive a special big 30th birthday cake.

Bowyer will be presented with the card adorned by the race fans' wishes and greetings, as well as his cake, at a pre-race birthday party on the morning of the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips.

"What better way to kick-off our first primary sponsorship of the season than with Clint's 30th birthday weekend," said Michael Concannon, Hartford's senior vice president. "We wanted to reach out to Clint's fans so they can join us in the celebration.

"We can't wait until Clint gets behind the wheel of The Hartford No. 33 Chevy, with our iconic stag logo on the hood."

This will be the first of three races in which the Hartford will sponsor Bowyer's No. 33 team, with future appearances at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire on June 28, and at the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono on August 2.

Bowyer's Hartford entry will primarily be a white based livery splashed with reds and a thin sky blues around the sides of the Car of Tomorrow Chevy Impala SS vehicle, with the famous Hartford deer featured prominently on the hood of the car.

His numbers at Dover are respectable, with a best finish of eighth, which he has done on three previous occasions in the fall event of 2006, the spring race in 2007, and most recently, in last year's 400 mile/lap contest in September.

Currently sitting 17th in the points standings, Bowyer his amassed three top-five finishes and four top-10 results in the 2009 racing season. He's within shouting distance of the 12th and final coveted spot for the Chase.

You can see Bowyer and his new Hartford livery on the No. 33 Chevy either on the track this weekend at Dover International Speedway, or keep progress of the Kansas driver from qualifying on Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM on SPEED TV to the 400 miler/lapper on Sunday afternoon, 1:30 PM, airing on FOX. (BL Marketing PR)