Future of HScott Motorsports uncertain: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Harry Scott says no decisions have been made concerning the future of the HScott Motorsports organization and likely won't be until after the completion of the 2016 season. HScott currently fields two full-time teams in Sprint Cup, the #46 of driver Michael Annett and the #15 of driver Clint Bowyer. The organization, which runs under the Chevy banner, utilizes engines from Hendrick Motorsports. It was announced Friday that Annett would move to JR Motorsports next season to compete full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Pilot Flying J, his current sponsor in Sprint Cup, will make the move to JRM as well. Bowyer's stay with HScott has been for the 2016 season only as he moves on to Stewart-Haas Racing next year to take over that organization's #14 Ford for three-time series champion Tony Stewart. Sponsor 5-hour Energy will move to Furniture Row Racing where it will be aligned with driver Erik Jones (on the #77 Toyota).
Scott said, "As for the 2017 season, I am considering a number of options -- including an offer to run a different driver -- but no final decisions have been made and won't be announced until after the end of the season." Scott has a charter, which guarantees a spot in the starting field each week, for both the #15 and #46 entries. However, the charter for the #46 entry was a one-year arrangement between HScott and Premium Motorsports owner Jay Robinson.
If Stewart Haas doesn't have a developmental driver then , I guess they should shut down, having a charter is interesting though, I wonder if charters are reassigned next year, if not , Wood Brothers has to get in on speed each week is messed up considering they are finishing at least in the top 25 in points.
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