Few things about NASCAR drivers’ lives are relatable to the masses. But for those able to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a chance some that work has taken place via Zoom.
And if you spend hours on Zoom, you probably appreciate how Clint Bowyer felt toward the end of Wednesday.
While having a Zoom press conference to preview the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs — they begin Sunday with the Southern 500 — the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing driver expressed what surely so many regular Zoom users are feeling about their virtual meetings. Simply, he hates being on Zoom.
In a particularly relatable mini rant in response to a question about playoff pressure, Bowyer, in quintessentially entertaining fashion, hilariously went off on a tangent about Zoom meetings.
Bowyer said about all his media availabilities and Zoom meetings Wednesday:
“This is going on three-and-a-half hours of sitting in my office on a Zoom meeting. Zoom meetings suck. If there’s anything that I hate of the pandemic, it’s Zoom meetings. And backdrops. And Zoom meetings.
“I think everybody ought to have a free pass at Zoom when we’re all done with all this crap. It’s all I can do to remember my password to turn on the damn computer, and you’ve got me clicking Zooms and unmuting and muting and videos, and oh my god.”
If you spend much of your day on Zoom, you can probably relate.
The first race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is Sunday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, where Bowyer will start ninth.