Female NASCAR Star Natalie Decker Goes up Against Clint Bowyer in an Online Race at Eldora Speedway

Published 01/10/2021, 5:00 AM EST
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 12: Natalie Decker, DGR- Crosley, Toyota Tundra N29 Technologies (54) during the running of the 14th annual Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Al.(Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Natalie Decker can now proudly say that she raced against one of the greats of the sport. The female driver has largely plied her trade in the Truck Series, so she must have been thrilled when she got to race against NASCAR Cup Series veteran Clint Bowyer in an iRacing event.

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To make matters even better, she managed to finish in fifth place at the Eldora Speedway. Bowyer’s final position was unknown in comparison with Decker.

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She then cheekily suggested that she could be up for some dirt racing in the 2021 season. Now whether she was deadly serious or meant it in jest, is up for debate.

However, the bottom line is that the 23-year old is eager to get back to racing. For the moment, her 2021 NASCAR plans are still undecided but her legion of fans hopes to see her soon on the race track.

What lies in the future for Natalie Decker?

While her NASCAR plans for this season will be clear soon, Decker is focusing on other racing fields. Only time will tell when some news emerges about her future in motor racing.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JUNE 07: Natalie Decker, driver of the #54 N29 Technologies LLC Toyota, looks on during US Concrete Qualifying Day for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Clint Bowyer is enjoying retirement from racing. The veteran driver stepped away from the stock car series at the end of the 2020 season.

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However, he will still be around in the NASCAR paddock, as he is taking on a commentary role with Fox Sports.

Admittedly, he never won a Cup Series championship, but he does boast of 10 wins. In addition to that, he also finished in 2nd place in the 2012 season.

However, he has been successful in his career, as he bagged an Xfinity Series win in 2008 and a combined 21 wins across all three categories.

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