nascar driver clint bowyer visits swenson granite quarry
September 6, 2013 – Bowyer visited the Swenson Granite Works in Concord on Sept. 5 to man a crane that lifted a 7,000 pound slab of granite etched with his 5-hour car’s likeness.
The track planned to donate the rock to Speedway Children's Charities. But Bowyer said he’d make a donation to the charity if he could put it in front of the Bowyer Community Building in his hometown of Emporia, Kan. The granite will be on display outside the infield tunnel across from the fan zone this weekend before making a trip to its permanent home in Kansas.
BOWYER ON HIS VISIT TO THE SWENSON GRANITE WORKS: “It was such a great trip over to the Swenson Granite Works. That place is amazing and I’m glad they let us come over for a tour. The granite quarry has been in operation since the 1800s and it’s about a 200 ft. straight drop down from where we were standing to the bottom of the quarry. They even let me operate the crane to pick up a piece of granite. They had the piece engraved with the No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota on it. I thought it was so awesome that I just had to have it for our community building in Kansas. I’ll have some friends pick it up for me after the race this weekend. It’s going to take a really big truck.” (quote taken from http://www.michaelwaltripracing.com/news/race-previews/2282/clint-bowyer-new-hampshire-preview)
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Swenson Granite Works is a family owned business that has been quarrying and cutting granite in New England since 1883. Swenson Granite utilizes the most advanced granite cutting technology in conjunction with the irreplaceable beauty of hand-carved craftsmanship. A combination of these important assets enables Swenson Granite Works to bring exceptional quality with affordability to the marketplace. When you work with Swenson Granite Works you are buying directly from the source. Do it once, do it with stone!