The NASCAR Silly Season just got a lot crazier after the announcement of a retirement by a major team driver.

On October 8, Clint Bowyer has announced that he will hang up the fire suit at the end of the 2020 racing season.

But Bowyer will not have to sit around and wonder what he will be doing next season…he will follow fellow Cup Series drivers Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr into the broadcast booth.

Currently driving the number 14 Stewart-Haas Racing car, Bowyer has signed with FOX Sports to work as one of their commentators.  Bowyer is no stranger to the broadcast booth, having called a few Xfinity Series races and was a driver/commentator during the short iRacing season while the cars were idle during the pandemic shutdown.

Clint Bowyer has been a member of Stewart-Haas Racing since 2017 where he replaced the retiring Tony Stewart.  He has won two races while at SHR.

Since his debut in 2006, Bowyer has won a total of 10 races; along with eight Xfinity Series and three Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series races.

Stewart-Haas Racing will name Bowyer’s replacement in the coming weeks.

feature photo credit: By Zach Catanzareti Photo – clint bowyer, CC BY 2.0,