NASCAR announced the 25 eligible drivers and the format for the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Clint Bowyer nearly found himself without a ride for the 2016 season. His then-current team Michael Waltrip Racing ceased operations and the car he will drive in 2017 has one more season with Tony Stewart behind the wheel. That left him struggling to take a sponsor someplace that would provide sufficient exposure.
Clint Bowyer (#15 5-hour Energy Toyota Camry) was credited with a 43rd place DNF in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Clint Bowyer enters the weekend with a four-race streak of results eighth or better and a seven-race, top-15 string. He posted the ninth-fastest time in Friday’s practice and should be able to keep his streak alive.
Clint Bowyer entered the spring STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a six-race streak of top-10s. He slipped slightly and finished 13th that weekend.
Clint Bowyer earned his ninth top-10 in the past 12 Talladega SuperSpeedway races. He advanced from 29th to eighth in this race and earned 21 place-differential points.
With only a few cars remaining on pit road in qualification for the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, Clint Bowyer backed into the nose of Justin Allgaier’s car. The damage to Bowyer’s car was insignificant, but he qualified outside the top 25 in 29th nevertheless. Allgaier was more severely damaged and will start the CampingWorld.com 500 39th.
HScott Motorsports announced today it has reached an agreement with Old World Industries (OWI) to sponsor Clint Bowyer's Chevrolet during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season with brands PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
Both Michael Waltrip Racing drivers posted 10-lap averages that place them in the top 10 this week. Clint Bowyer had the sixth-fastest speed of 184.58 mph during his best 10 laps. David Ragan was eighth-quick at 184.29. In addition, Bowyer also had the ninth-best, five-lap average.
Clint Bowyer finished the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway respectably in 14th, but it was a far cry from the victory he needed in order to advance to the Contender round as one of the Chasers.
Clint Bowyer enters the weekend with a nine-race streak of Dover International Speedway top-10s and is well-favored to earn another after starting the AAA 400 16th.
Clint Bowyer’s interim 2016 ride has been announced. He will race for H Scott Motorsports next year, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. Neither the car number nor potential teammates has been announced yet.
When Tony Stewart retires at the end of 2016, he plans to turn the No. 14 over to Clint Bowyer, according to NBC’s Nate Ryan.
Clint Bowyer was the only Chase contending driver who failed to advance to the top 24 in Friday’s qualification session. His top speed of 135.772 mph was good enough to only place him 26th on the grid.