Bowery alleges the team missed two monthly payments to him and a commission for bringing sponsorship to the team, according to the lawsuit.
ESPN.com reported that Bowyer filed the suit for breach of contract and fraud on Nov. 21. ESPN.com reported that Bowyer alleges that car owner Harry Scott did not pay him money owed him Oct. 20 and Nov. 20 for a total of $1.2 million. Bowyer also alleges, according the suit, that he is owed at least $1 million from sponsorship Bowyer claims to have brought to the team.
HScott Motorsports spokesperson Ramsey Poston stated: “We are aware of the lawsuit. Obviously we won’t speak about the details of the suit but I can say that overall it is frivolous and capricious. It is also important to know that Mr. Scott has used personal resources to loan money to the race team to support it, and to allege that he has taken money out of the race team is simply false. Mr. Scott and the team will aggressively defend itself and will ultimately prevail.”
Bowyer ran this past season for HScott Motorsports. Bowyer joined that team because he lost his ride with Michael Waltrip Racing when that organization shut down after the 2015 season. Bowyer takes over Tony Stewart‘s No. 14 ride at Stewart-Haas Racing in 2017.