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Clint Bowyer

American racecar driver Clint Bowyer was born on May 30, 1979, in Emporia, Kan. He began racing motocross at the age of 5 and had more than 200 wins and championships over the next eight years. In 1996, he began racing street stocks at Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kan. He went on to win the Modified championships in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he began racing in the NASCAR Weekly Racing series, placing second in the national point standings. He was named the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Champion in 2002. In 2003, he caught the eye of legendary car owner Richard Childress after finishing second in his debut at Nashville Superspeedway. In 2004, he began racing in the NASCAR Busch Series... Show more »
American racecar driver Clint Bowyer was born on May 30, 1979, in Emporia, Kan. He began racing motocross at the age of 5 and had more than 200 wins and championships over the next eight years. In 1996, he began racing street stocks at Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kan. He went on to win the Modified championships in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he began racing in the NASCAR Weekly Racing series, placing second in the national point standings. He was named the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Champion in 2002. In 2003, he caught the eye of legendary car owner Richard Childress after finishing second in his debut at Nashville Superspeedway. In 2004, he began racing in the NASCAR Busch Series for Childress half-time. He rode full-time in 2005, finishing the season in second place. He won his first Craftsman Truck Series race in 2006. After starting the 2007 season in Daytona by crossing the finish line upside down and on fire, Bowyer later won his first NEXTEL Cup race and two Busch Series races. In 2008, he won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Fla. He started his own Dirt Late Model team, Clint Bowyer Racing in 2008. That year, he also hosted teh first Clint Bowyer Charity Golf Even in his hometown of Emporia, Kan., raising $160,000 for the Emporia Community foundation. In 2010, he placed second in the Sylvania 300, but was penalized afterward due to failing a secondary inspection. He and Childress were penalized $150,000 and 150 championship points. Childress appealed the decision, which reduced the fine to $100,000, but the point deduction was upheld. Despite that, he still finished 10th in the final Chase standings. That year, he taped an episode of The Price Is Right in a NASCAR-theme showcase. « Show less

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  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...
  • What's next for Kyle Busch, crew chief?

    Georgetown University guard Fred Brown absent-mindedly threw a pass to North Carolina's James Worthy in the NCAA men's basketball championship game 30 years ago and handed the Tar Heels a championship. Hoyas' coach John Thompson never wavered in his faith...
  • No joke: Parity reigns

    Parody has been the operative word in NASCAR for a long time, coinciding with a five-year championship run by Jimmie Johnson. Competition? It was a joke. Fast forward to this season, when another P-word dominates the headlines: Parity. Ryan Newman's...
  • Big names may not make Chase

    Strap on your HANS device, everybody. It's going to be a wild ride with six races to go before the 12-driver field is set for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. The top seven guys are safe. But once you get below Jeff Gordon, now seventh, there'...
  • Wild cards a winning formula

    Count Brad Keselowski as one of the biggest fans of the new wild-card format in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Keselowski stands to benefit because he has won two races, but regardless, NASCAR has found a way to reward winners. "We've seen different...
  • Call it the chase before the Chase

    It's shaping up to be a wild ride as NASCAR heads into the last two regular-season races (Atlanta, Sunday night) and Richmond (Sept. 10) before the 12-driver field is set for the Chase. Five guys are in: Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Carl...
  • Gordon's reign cleanses

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Shortly after the 200th lap in Tuesday's AdvoCare 500, a heavy mist started falling on Atlanta Motor Speedway, forcing officials to call for a caution. After pit stops by the usual suspects, it was time to meet the new drivers atop...
  • Childress wants Bowyer to stay put

    Clint Bowyer remains the best free agent in NASCAR. So where is he going? Sticking with Richard Childress Racing, or jumping over to Michael Waltrip's team? Stay tuned. Childress is hanging onto hope that Bowyer stays put. "Honestly, we're still...
  • From afterthought to Chase favorite

    It has been an incredible run for Tony Stewart, who has risen from the ranks of a competitive afterthought to the driver to beat in the Chase for the Championship. Two victories in two weeks has much to do with that. "It's huge," Stewart said after...
  • Signs say Bowyer ready to jump ship

    It seems Clint Bowyer finally has decided whether he will stay with Richard Childress Racing or move over to Michael Waltrip's team. The envelope, please: Michael Waltrip Racing it is. All signs point in that direction. Waltrip has scheduled a news...
  • Tony Stewart's return, battle for Chase berths highlight NASCAR stop at Richmond International Raceway this week

    Tony Stewart's return, battle for Chase berths highlight NASCAR stop at Richmond International Raceway this week
    The hype surrounding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series late-summer stop at Richmond International Raceway is usually predictable. Being the 26th race on the Cup tour, its the field-finalizer for the 10-race Chase, and there is always plenty of talk about who...
  • Kahne edges Kenseth for win, Chase spot

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Kahne edges Kenseth for win, Chase spot HAMPTON, Ga. -- Kasey Kahne claimed his first win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when he beat Matt Kenseth to the checkered flag Sunday in the...