Clint Bowyer will join FOX as a broadcaster in 2021, he announced via a tweet today, Oct. 8.
As such, he will not drive the No. 14 for Stewart-Haas Racing full time in 2021 — though Bowyer stopped short of using the word retirement in his release.
“I have a new opportunity to do what’s next in my life,” he wrote. “In 2021, my suit will no longer be fireproof. I will be joining the FOX booth on Sundays. Just like my driving career, I will be part of a great team and organization with great teammates. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.”
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) October 8, 2020
The 41-year-old Bowyer is currently fighting to advance to the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. This season, he has two top fives and 10 top 10s with a season-best finish of second in the ninth race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Bowyer has competed full time in the Cup Series since 2006. He has 10 wins and a career-best second place in the championship standings in 2012.
Bowyer also has won in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He won the 2008 Xfinity Series championship.
It’s unknown if the ambiguity in Bowyer’s announcement means he could still be racing in 2021, albeit in a diminished role.
Stewart-Haas Racing has not yet announced who will replace Bowyer in the No. 14.
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