Clint Bowyer will drive for HScott Motorsports in 2016
While we now know that Clint Bowyer will race his 2017 season for Stewart-Haas Racing, speculations about his 2016 plans have come to an end on Friday when the driver announced that he will join HScott Motorsports for the upcoming season.
This one-season long transfer will keep Bowyer in the Chevrolet family, making him a teammate to Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett. Spartanburg, South Carolina-based HScott Motorsport already collaborates will both his current and his future teams, Hendrick Motorsport and Stewart-Haas Racing.
In that light, HScott owner Harry Scott commented: “With his experience, his leadership and his enthusiasm, I think he will be a good influence on all the team members. Going forward, he will help us form an even stronger relationship with Stewart-Haas and that will obviously be beneficial to us.”
However, it’s unclear weather HScott will field two or three drivers for 2016, and Scott said it was too soon to speculate on how the organization’s roster would look for 2016, neither confirming nor denying speculations that Bowyer would replace one of the group’s two current drivers.
The specifics of the move, as far as car number and team personnel, have yet to be determined, but Bowyer is very optimistic: “It’s going to take hard work and dedication, it’s going to take funding. We have to have all these and we do at HScott Motorsports, I’ve got the best of the best; when you talk about equipment we’ve got Hendrick engines, we’ve got ties to the Stewart-Haas organization. These are the guys that are winning races and I now have that bond, that connection to this kind of equipment. For me as a race car driver, that’s huge.”