Clint Bowyer is in his happy place.
He looks around and sees a racing family and not a vagabond cluster of people who, despite the best intentions, could never make things work.
Bowyer did an apprenticeship of sorts in 2016 at HScott Motorsports, a year-long pit stop as he waited for a far more competitive ride. He already was signed to replace Tony Stewart in 2017 at Stewart-Haas Racing, and the interim gig was good to keep him in the game.
But not in the game competitively, with a team that just doesn’t have the resources to challenge NASCAR’s handful of super teams. Predictably, Bowyer finished 27th in points.
His move to...