After 16 seasons behind the wheel, Clint Bowyer has officially announced his retirement from NASCAR.
The 41-year-old broke the news on October 8, 2020, by sharing a letter in which he thanks everyone who’s helped his career.
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) October 8, 2020
This announcement comes as a surprise since Bowyer’s racing career has been going well and previously there was no indication that he planned to call it a career.
“I have a new opportunity to do what’s next in my life. In 2021 my suit will no longer be fireproof,” the letter read. Bowyer then announced what’s in store for the next chapter of his life, “I will be joining the FOX booth on Sundays.”
Bowyer has won races driving for all three current NASCAR manufacturers — Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota during his career with Richard Childress Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, and his latest team, Stewart-Hass Racing. He took over Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Ford after Stewart retired following the 2016 season. In total, Bowyer has 10 career Cup wins and his best season came in 2012 when he finished second in the standings. He’s also made the playoffs his last three seasons.
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) August 29, 2020
Bowyer concluded his letter by saying,
“I want to thank every owner who has paid a bill on my behalf, every crew member who has turned a bolt on my cars and ever media member who has covered my racing career. Thank you to every sponsor that has invested in me and thank you to every fan who has cheered me along the way!”
Watch the video below to see all of Bowyer’s racing wins.