After months of speculation and rumors on just where Clint Bowyer would be racing in 2012, early today at Kansas Speedway, one of the worst kept secrets in NASCAR was unveiled as Michael Waltrip announced that Clint Bowyer and sponsor 5-hour energy will be joining Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012.
Clint Bowyer will drive the team #15 Toyota with 5-hour ENERGY as the primary sponsor for the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons beginning at the 2012 Daytona 500. (Read Press Release on MWR website)
Personally as much as fans have heard bad comments from both Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip as racers in the past about each other, those comments were said in the heat of a battle.
So I believe that this could be a good match for Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy and Michael Waltrip with MWR, especially 5-hour energy as they have come into a bigger market for there product with a good driver. The Nationwide Series and Steve Wallace is one thing, but being in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Clint Bowyer is a completely different ball game.
Hopefully Bowyer can shed some light on what MWR can do better to improve there cars and teams to evolve them into a winning organization. I would say that Clint Bowyer could make the chase in 2012 if everything goes well starting at the 2012 Daytona 500. This should be interesting and its a fresh start for Bowyer.