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Clint Bowyer files suit against HScott Motorsports

Dover International Speedway - Day 1

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Rise Meguiar of 5 Hour Energy, driver Clint Bowyer and team owner Harry Scott Jr. speak to the media about Bowyer’s 2016 plans to drive for HScott Motorsports, sponsored by 5 Hour Energy, after rain canceled practice and qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 2, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Clint Bowyer seeks at least $2.223 million from HScott Motorsports in a lawsuit filed in North Carolina Superior Court, reported Monday.

Bowery alleges the team missed two monthly payments to him and a commission for bringing sponsorship to the team, according to the lawsuit. reported that Bowyer filed the suit for breach of contract and fraud on Nov. 21. reported that Bowyer alleges that car owner Harry Scott did not pay him money owed him Oct. 20 and Nov. 20 for a total of $1.2 million. Bowyer also alleges, according the suit, that he is owed at least $1 million from sponsorship Bowyer claims to have brought to the team.
HScott Motorsports spokesperson Ramsey Poston stated: “We are aware of the lawsuit. Obviously we won’t speak about the details of the suit but I can say that overall it is frivolous and capricious. It is also important to know that Mr. Scott has used personal resources to loan money to the race team to support it, and to allege that he has taken money out of the race team is simply false. Mr. Scott and the team will aggressively defend itself and will ultimately prevail.”

Bowyer ran this past season for HScott Motorsports. Bowyer joined that team because he lost his ride with Michael Waltrip Racing when that organization shut down after the 2015 season. Bowyer takes over Tony Stewart’s No. 14 ride at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2017.

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