Off-Track


See what Cup drivers are up to on their off week

April 15, 2014, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com

See what Cup drivers are up to on their off week
Check in with your favorite Sprint Cup Series drivers to see how they spend their time off

MORE: Bowyer gets married in the Bahamas

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series set to enjoy a short break with a rare off weekend before heading out to Richmond International Raceway, it begs the question -- how are drivers spending their downtime?

So far, it's hard to top Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer, who will marry Lorra Podsiadlo in the Bahamas.

On Tuesday, many drivers took part in a Goodyear Tire test at Kansas Speedway.

While some drivers complained of the less-than-ideal temperatures at Kansas on Tuesday morning ...


... Bowyer made sure to rub in where he was headed.

Because only one team per organization was allowed at the test and Kevin Harvick was Stewart-Haas Racing's representative, it freed up Kurt Busch for some traveling abroad. The 2004 premier series champion headed down under with girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and her son, Houston.

Over the weekend at Darlington Raceway, multiple drivers were asked how they would spend their time.

Greg Biffle

"I am going to the beach for a few days after this race for a little R&R. Richmond, we have been running good on short tracks so I am looking forward to Richmond. We ran really good there last year and our short track program continues to improve so I am looking forward to that track."

Joey Logano

"It is nice to have (an off weekend) because we have been running hard and this week being very short with racing Monday and then everyone knows what happens after you win with obligations and interviews. We have been wide open for awhile. Tuesday night I am having a little party for the guys to celebrate our win because we didn't get to do that yet. ... From there I guess I was talking to my fiancée about going to Charleston for a couple days and enjoy the off week and then get back to work."

Jimmie Johnson

"It's very important to have (time) off. I am not sure what our plans are with the tragedy we had last week and we are just not in the mood to really go anywhere so we may have a stay-cation at home and enjoy just being at home which is going to be a vacation all on its own. But it's great for the teams. The drivers have one aspect and we would like some down time, but for the crew members, they have been going hard since Christmas break. Especially since after the New Year and trying to narrow in on our rules package; through testing, through Speedweeks and to here. So it's a much needed break for the crew members."

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