Bowyer chooses long role in NASCAR over proper farewell tour

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Clint Bowyer waits on pit road for his turn to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. wyer, popular among his peers and a beloved by fans, would have preferred a proper send-off in his final year as a NASCAR driver. Instead, he’ll settle for a farewell party Sunday at Kansas Speedway. Bowyer is retiring from racing at the end of this season and move into the Fox Sports booth.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If Clint Bowyer could have scripted his sendoff, it most certainly would have been a proper blowout for NASCAR's best partier.

Bowyer would have had fans and friends and celebrated every week all along the NASCAR circuit if he'd had his way. He certainly would not have chosen this year as his last, this season of no spectators in the stands, no raucous revelers roaming the infield.

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