Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Bowyer and 'The Biggest Loser'
NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer, center, and host Alison Sweeney get instructions from ‘The Biggest Loser’ Director Neil DeGroot. (Photo Courtesy Auto Club Speedway)
Clint Bowyer was at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Wednesday to shoot an episode of “The Biggest Loser,” which airs on NBC. The show with Bowyer is scheduled for March 24 at 8 p.m.
Having General Mills as the primary sponsor on his Richard Childress Racing car gave Bowyer the opportunity to appear on the show.
“With a new sponsor like General Mills, a lot of opportunities are going to present itself,” said Bowyer of the show which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise. “Being on the set of ‘The Biggest Loser’ really opens your eyes to how big this show really is. It’s a great honor to be here and see the sacrifices these guys have to go through to be part of this.”
It's a great idea to eat healthy and exercise, but using a NASCAR race track as the back drop might send some mixed signals. I have yet to find anything healthy to eat at the race track. There's plenty of good things to eat, especially if you ever wander through the infield on race day, but there aren't are lot of low-fat, fruit and vegetable type entrees being served.
However, the track is so big, it's hard not to exercise. Walking around the track all day at least makes me feel better about eating nothing but hot dogs and hamburgers when I'm there.
Wonder how hard it would be to set up a salad bar somewhere at the track.