It was rumored for a while and then earlier this week, Bob Pockrass cited a source that said that Clint Bowyer had reached an agreement to return to drive Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 car for 2020.
Thursday, the team made the move official as they sent a press release out announcing that Bowyer was back for another year in their Ford Mustang.
Bowyer, 40, will enter his 15th season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and it will be his fourth year piloting the No. 14 entry for SHR.
“Clint Bowyer is a racer to his core who brings passion and energy to our race team,” said Tony Stewart, who co-owns SHR with Haas Automation founder Gene Haas. “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.”
Although Bowyer has gone winless through the first 31 races of 2019, he is in the Playoffs Round of 12 heading into the cutoff race at his hometown track Kansas Speedway this weekend.
“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 the team press release. “This is a team filled with racers who love to compete, and as a racecar 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.”
Bowyer has 10-career wins in the Cup Series, and he will look to rack up a few more between now and the end of 2020.