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.
“@LorraP: ✌️ out, I'm going to go get hitched!!!!” -omg girl congrats! Have a great time! 👰— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) April 15, 2014
On Tuesday, many drivers took part in a Goodyear Tire test at Kansas Speedway.
Early morning. Off to Kansas for some testing.— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) April 15, 2014
Pretty busy right now! Good day of testing here in Kansas so far! Cars are fast! pic.twitter.com/AMMi5im82g— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) April 15, 2014
While some drivers complained of the less-than-ideal temperatures at Kansas on Tuesday morning ...
It's cold in Kansas ❄️— Ryan Truex (@Ryan_Truex) April 15, 2014
... 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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
Stay tuned throughout the week for updates as drivers and teams tweet and post pictures.
I'm on a train platform headed into NYC, I am cold, very cold, too cold for spring. I've decided I don't like the cold. #VeryCold— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) April 16, 2014
@DanicaPatrick that's alot of grass to mow.— David Stremme (@DavidStremme) April 17, 2014
So happy to be in the airport heading to Turks & Caicos with our family!— David Gilliland (@DavidGilliland) April 17, 2014
New Zealand pic.twitter.com/UTSHw9K5QZ— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) April 18, 2014
Jet boats and the gondola pic.twitter.com/4Nf4VTAUPl— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) April 18, 2014
Another awesome day- mazes, sensory park, & yes some go karts & racing at the Highlands Motorsports park. pic.twitter.com/smXFarOAsv— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) April 18, 2014
Headed to the NY Auto Show in a bit. I'll be at the @Toyota display today at noon. Come say hello if you're there!— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) April 18, 2014
A little Easter egg hunting at 5:30am pic.twitter.com/pYeSfmk9Oh— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) April 20, 2014
And my trophy... pic.twitter.com/xvOqEQPPQh— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) April 20, 2014