The day after Jimmie Johnson was crowned with his seventh Championship, Clint Bowyer was filing suit against his former 2016 race team.
HScott Motorsports Missed Two Monthly Payments to Bowyer
Clint Bowyer is suing HScott Motorsports for over $2.2 Million, claiming that the two car Sprint Cup team missed two monthly payments and a commission for bringing sponsorship to the team.
When Bowyer came over to HScott Motorsports for the 2016 season, he brought with him sponsors that included 5 Hour Energy, Maxwell House, Peak, Visine and AAA Insurance. All were former sponsors of Bowyer when he raced for the now defunct Michael Waltrip Racing.
The two-car race team is expected to cease racing in the Cup series and would likely sell its single Charter.
“This has been an ongoing issue with HScott Motorsports for some time,” Bowyer attorney Robert Muckenfuss said in a statement.
“We were forced to file the lawsuit after the season because several payments had not been made and we were made aware that Scott was liquidating assets but still not paying Clint. We were also made aware that Scott was selling the No. 15 charter and asking NASCAR for approval to transfer the charter with no intention of paying Clint.
“This is why we obtained the attachment order to place a lien on his assets. Scott should not be permitted to profit from selling the Charter while refusing to pay his driver. Clint was able to bring substantial sponsorship revenue to Scott for the 2016 season due to Clint’s stature and reputation in the sport, and Clint is just asking that Scott honor his agreement.”
Bowyer finished 27th in the 2016 standings, and will be in the No. 14 at Stewart-Haas Racing, replacing retired Tony Stewart. for the 2017 season. It will be his third team, and third manufacturer in three years.
Source: ESPN – Clint Bowyer sues HScott Motorsports for $2.2 million