You’re a smart dude, Clint Bowyer. While he would love to get in The Chase, it’s not the end of the world if he doesn’t. 🙂

“Believe it or not I’m going to go home and have a good week no matter what happens. Tomorrow night I’m going to go home and I’ve got a baby on the way. There’s a lot of good exciting things going on in my life. Obviously, being a part of that Chase or not being a part of that Chase is one of the biggest things in my life, but there’s at least three more years that you’re going to have to put up with me in this sport and this isn’t the last.”

And since we’re on the subject of Baby Bowyer, check out a couple photos of the little guy’s sick new pad, posted by Lorra Bowyer. The room was designed by former NASCAR driver Shawna Robinson. While I dig the fake animal heads on the wall, the antlers above the crib kinda freak me out, just because I’m paranoid. 🙂

(top photo credit: 301159Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)