Clint Bowyer met with the media Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway and was asked about his contract status with Stewart Haas Racing for next season:
WHAT’S YOUR STATUS FOR NEXT YEAR? “
Those guys have been working hard on it. It’s fine. I’m not worried about it.
WILL YOU BE BACK AT SHR?
“I think so, yes. I’m pretty confident about that. Right now, the focus is obviously staying in the Playoffs and really just continuing to do what I always do and make sure that I’m fluid with our partners and work hard to give them the biggest bang for their buck on and off the race track and always looking to the future, too. There hasn’t been a weekend here lately where I haven’t been meeting with a new opportunity to add to our great list of partners and that hasn’t really changed since 2006. It’s what we do. I enjoy that aspect of it. A lot of drivers don’t. A lot of drivers have agents and stuff like that. I mean, it’s just my brother and I and Chip and I feel like we’re plenty capable of learning a company’s world and building a relationship with them first and foremost. That’s the foundation of any of these partnerships on a race car is you’ve got to have the relationship down. That way you work hard for one another to genuinely care about their success on and off the race track.”
IS THAT ALSO JOB SECURITY FOR YOU HAVING THAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SPONSORS?
“I don’t know. I just know that people know me and know that they can count of that to go above and beyond and I’ve always said, I think you guys in the media know and tracks know, my motto is yes. There ain’t very many no’s in a request form to me. That’s the way we go.”
YOUR LAST SHR DEAL WAS THREE YEARS. WOULD THIS BE A SIMILAR LENGTH?
“I don’t really talk about deals. It’s no disrespect. It’s business as usual just like it always is for me. I guess that’s the most polite and respectable way I can tell you.”
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