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Bowyer expected to sign with Michael Waltrip Racing: Sirius XM NASCAR Radio's Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Clint Bowyer is near agreement on a new, multi-year contract with Michael Waltrip Racing, with an announcement expected within the next 24-48 hours. Bowyer will leave Richard Childress Racing at season's end, after being unable to come to terms with the team for which he has competed for his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. The Emporia, Kansas, native is reported to have spoken -- at least preliminarily -- with at least four teams; Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. MWR emerged as the leading candidate within the last two weeks, and now, final details are being wrapped up that will put Bowyer in an MWR Toyota Camry next season as a teammate to Martin Truex, Jr., and David Reutimann. Sponsorship will come from Five Hour Energy. The multi-year deal is in the final stages of negotiation, with an official announcement expected this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.(Sirius Speedway)(9-15-2011)
good move for clint, assuming MWR can get some owner points so he doesn't have to worry about qualifying first 5 races next year. he goes from being a #2 at RCR (this year, he's surpassed Burton, who was ahead of him) to #1 at MWR.
Will be interesting to see what Childress does with the 33 ride next year. Does he bring up Dillon or find more of a stopgap guy until Dillon is ready?
Running out of options makes for hard choices.
I was truck driver for most of my adult life, a DUI ended that. On hindsight, it was the best thing that ever happened! I trudged around at meaningless jobs for a couple of years, but I put forth my best effort wherever I worked. Persistance paid off and I finally became lead hydrates operator at Danisco USA. I had excellent benefits for the first time in my life. Why do I state the facts on my personal experiences on this thread?
Because I know Clint will do his job wherever he lands. Once this RCR debacle is behind him, he will see RCR was just a starting point, not the end of his Cup career.
At least he is no longer the whipping boy for an unappreciative owner. MWR may just prove to be a good fit. If not, they are not the only team in the garage. Jeff Gordon will retire at some point and there will be other oppertunities ahead.
I'm not worried, this could be just what Clint needs to prove his worth and determination as a Cup series driver. Just because Mr. Childress can't see past his nose doesn't mean other owners are not watching.
As for Clint laying down...? Watch this! He's been stuck in the #4 slot for years, even when RCR only fielded three teams... Shame on you Mr. Childress, you and 'ol KHarv will both see the light soon... Trust me, I've been watching Clint for years. He doesn't lay down and will make you look foolish once you count him out.
Time to put Da Goat suicide watch in effect, *giggle*.
Seriously - Sorry Da Goat - I know what it's like - Smoke went Toyota for awhile.
Clint in a Yota - it does not compute, but the economy is what it is, and adaptation is required.
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