HScott Motorsports says it won’t add third car in 2016


DARLINGTON, S.C. – Amid reports that Clint Bowyer might join its organization next season, HScott Motorsports says it won’t be adding a third Sprint Cup car in 2016.

The team expanded to a second full-time Chevrolet this season with Michael Annett joining for Justin Allgaier, who has driven for Harry Scott since 2013. Citing an unnamed source, SiriusXM Satellite Radio host Claire B. Lang reported Friday night that Bowyer would race for HScott Motorsports in ’16 and move to Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet in 2017. Bowyer’s future is in flux with the impending closure of Michael Waltrip Racing.

Asked for comment, HScott Motorsports released this statement:

        Harry continues to work with Justin Allgaier and BRANDT Professional Agriculture on their contracts for next year and beyond.

As far as a car count for next year, HScott Motorsports will be a two-car operation. Michael Annett will continue to drive for the team next year.

Brandt is based in Springfield, Ill., and Allgaier is a native of nearby Riverton. He has said he enjoys a “great relationship” with the company and is optimistic about maintaining the sponsorship with HScott Motorsports as Brandt seeks ancillary agriculture-based businesses as partners.

While it remains possible that Allgaier and Brandt might not return, which would open a potential spot for Bowyer, it seems there also are signs that HScott Motorsports might not have room for a new driver next year.