With Tony Stewart announcing his impending retirement after the 2016 NASCAR season, Clint Bowyer is poised to take over the Stewart-Haas Racing 14 car in 2017.

Tony will continue to race in the future, just not on the Sprint Cup circuit. He also stated the death of Kevin Ward Jr. had nothing to do with his decision.

The 44 year old Stewart was a three time champion in Sprint Cup competition.