Clint Bowyer announced Thursday night on Twitter that he would be stepping away from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition after 2020.
Bowyer posted a letter to his Twitter, which revealed that he will join the FOX NASCAR booth in 2021 to call Cup races. Bowyer has previously called eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series races with Joy and Gordon and will be filling a spot in the booth left vacant since Darrell Waltrip retired at the end of FOX’s 2019 schedule.
SHR Xfinity driver Chase Briscoe is a top candidate to take over for Bowyer in 2021. In his second full-time Xfinity season, Briscoe has eight wins and currently sits atop the points standings by 34 over second-place Austin Cindric.
Bowyer will be retiring after 15 full-time Cup seasons, which includes four seasons with SHR. Bowyer is currently 11th in the Cup standings, 38 points below the cutline heading into the cutoff race at the Charlotte Roval.
Read Bowyer’s full letter here: