Clint Bowyer will return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2020.
The team announced on Thursday (Oct. 17) that Bowyer has signed a contract extension, putting him back in the driver’s seat of the No. 14 SHR Ford for a fourth consecutive season. Since replacing the retired Tony Stewart in 2017, Bowyer has tallied two wins and 22 top fives for the organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“Clint Bowyer is a racer to his core who brings passion and energy to our race team,” Stewart, co-owner of SHR, said. “He’s exactly who I wanted to drive my No. 14 car and we’re very happy to have him continue with Stewart-Haas Racing.”
This season, Bowyer has notched seven top fives, 15 top 10s, and a pole award at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month. Despite not finding victory lane in the 2019 campaign, Bowyer made the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Despite advancing to the Round of 12, Bowyer currently sits in a points deficit facing an elimination race this weekend (Oct. 20) at his home track; Kansas Motor Speedway.
“I’m proud to be back with Stewart-Haas Racing next year and very happy to announce it the week leading into my home race,” Bowyer said in a team release. “This is a team filled with racers who love to compete, and as a race car driver, it’s exactly where you want to be. Great equipment, great teammates, and we’re all backed by great people, which starts at the top with Tony and Gene. They know how to build some fast Ford Mustangs and I’m the lucky guy who gets to drive ’em.”
Last weekend, Bowyer made his 500th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway. In those 500 starts, the 40-year-old has scored 10 wins, 211 top 10s and three pole awards.
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