Report: Petty no longer wants Bowyer

There appears to be one fewer option for Clint Bowyer in 2012. is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports has withdrawn it's offer for the Emporia, Kansas native to drive one of its race cars next season.

"We are no longer in discussions with Clint," RPM owner Andrew Murstein told "We just feel that RPM is in a great place today, especially how far we have come since last year."

Richard Childress Racing has not officially said that Bowyer will not return next season, but all signs seem to point to that being the case.

Childress recently said in an interview on Sirus/XM NASCAR radio that, "It’s not 100 percent off the table, but it’s getting tougher and tougher as the day goes by. Clint’s got a couple of really good opportunities there facing him."

Both Joe Gibbs racing and Roush Fenway racing have shown interest in signing Bowyer. But the report from FOX Sports says Gibbs is no longer a player because of sponsorship could not be found. The report also states there could be a new team courting Bowyer, Michael Waltrip Racing.

Bowyer has raced five seasons in the Sprint Cup seasons and has four career wins. He had made the Chase for the Championship three times, with a best points finish of third in 2007. But Bowyer missed the chase field this season and has not won a race this season.

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