Bowyer To Try His Hand At Hockey … Sort Of … At Hurricanes Game Tuesday

Clint Bowyer is a race-car driver, one of the best in NASCAR, but Tuesday night he’ll be trading driving gloves for hockey gloves … sort of.

Bowyer will attend Tuesday’s night’s NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers at the PNC Center in Raleigh, NC, as part of a promotional event for the upcoming STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on March 30.

Bowyer, who finished second in last spring’s STP 500, will sign autographs on the concourse, outside of Section 108, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. At 7 p.m. he will sound the Carolina Hurricanes Warning Siren to bring the Hurricanes onto the ice for the game.

Between the first and second periods Bowyer will be on ice, playing a game of Percentages with one lucky fan that will be selected via a social media contest the Hurricanes will conduct on Monday, March 10. The winning fan will also be awarded a pair of tickets to the STP 500. You can follow the Hurricanes on Twitter @NHLCanes and on Facebook at

“We’re looking forward to a fun night with the Hurricanes and Clint,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “While racing and hockey are totally different sports, there are similarities between hockey and racing at Martinsville: lots of action and plenty of contact.”

The Carolina Hurricanes were established in Raleigh in 1997 after relocating from Hartford, Connecticut, where the National Hockey League franchise was originally founded in 1979. Since their arrival in North Carolina, the Hurricanes have captured three division championships, two Eastern conference titles and the 2006 Stanley Cup championship. The team also hosted the 2004 NHL Draft and the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at PNC Arena, where it plays its home games.

Individual-game tickets for all 41 of the Hurricanes’ regular-season home games, including the March 11 game vs. the New York Rangers, are sold at the PNC Arena Box Office and via Ticketmaster. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES, or visit

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