Perhaps NASCAR's funniest man, Clint Bowyer announced yesterday in a gratuitous letter to the motorsports industry his intentions to formally retire from NASCAR Cup Series racing at the end of the 2020 season. In the letter, Bowyer mentioned every car owner and major sponsor that he has raced for in the Cup Series, and mentioned his unique relationship with all three major car manufacturers.
Clint's season in the #14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing will be fulfilled before the seat becomes vacant for the 2021 season. Most industry rumours are saying that Chase Briscoe's relationship with both Ford and Strewart-Haas Racing make him the most likely candidate for that seat.
Bowyer, the 41-year-old from Emporia Kansas won the 2008 Xfinity Series Championship with Richard Childress racing and has won 10 career cup races in 536 starts. He has a total of 21 wins in NASCAR's three national tours.
Bowyer did not mention if he would return behind the wheel on an as-needed or part-time basis in the future, but emphasized that a new chapter of his life begins with Fox Sports Television. Bowyer has had experience working in the booth in the past, and will become a part of their weekend racing coverage in 2021. Details on his role on their weekly coverages has not been announced, but he did say he would be covering the cup events on Sundays.