Clint Bowyer’s car will keep No. 15 in 2016 with HScott Motorsports
Clint Bowyer will keep his familiar No. 15 in 2016.
Bowyer will drive the No. 15 for HScott Motorsports in a one-year deal while he waits for Tony Stewart to retire from the No. 14 at the end of next season. Bowyer is slated to replace Stewart in 2017.
On Tuesday, several photos were leaked on Twitter of the No. 15 with Peak Antifreeze sponsorship.
Bowyer shifted to HScott Motorsports for 2016 after Michael Waltrip Racing ceased operations at the end of the 2015 season.
In addition to Peak, Bowyer will also have sponsorship from BlueDef and 5-Hour Energy for the majority of the season. Speculation had centered on whether the team would keep its No. 51 or swap the numbers for Bowyer’s more familiar number.
In 2015, Bowyer qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship with 11 top-10 finishes. He was able to earn only one more top-10 during the final 10 races of the season and was eliminated from Chase contention in three races at the end of the first round.
Meanwhile, the No. 51 HScott Motorsports team finished 30th in the points with Justin Allgaier behind the wheel. Allgaier has since signed to drive in the Xfinity Series in 2016 for JR Motorsports.
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