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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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  • Bowyer, Landers put on a show at the RPM Speedway in Hays

    Bowyer, Landers put on a show at the RPM Speedway in Hays
    We've all heard of the saying blowing the doors off, you just don't expect to see race cars at the RPM Speedway in Hays with literally no doors. Rough racing and a rough track lead to some exciting beating and banging in the "A" Main feature of the...
  • NASCAR race at Kentucky postponed until Sunday

    NASCAR race at Kentucky postponed until Sunday
    Rain has struck again at the Kentucky Speedway. The Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday night was delayed for more than an hour before NASCAR made the call to run the race Sunday at 11 am Central time. Friday's Nationwide was called early for...
  • Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third

    Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third
    Matt Kenseth's fuel-only pit road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday's rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. "I didn't roll the dice, Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) did," said Kenseth.  "I thought...
  • McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th

    McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th
    Those who were surprised that Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light pole for Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway simply haven’t been paying attention. With a lap at 94.986 mph (75.422 seconds) in Saturday’s time trials,...
  • Clint Bowyer busts Marcos Ambrose on pre-race remarks

    Clint Bowyer busts Marcos Ambrose on pre-race remarks
    Clint Bowyer is living proof that NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers read each other's press clippings. Scarcely had Marcos Ambrose left the interview room Friday at Sonoma Raceway when Bowyer, during his own interview session, jokingly took issue with one of...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....
  • The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn

    The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn
    Time to make right turns along with the left in the Sprint Cup series, as this week NASCAR makes one of two stops at a road course.  First up with be the Sonoma Raceway.  "Obviously, you have to approach the road course races a little bit different,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Short Track Safety

    The Backstretch Blog: Short Track Safety
    When I first heard the news that Jason Leffler had been in a bad accident at short track, I just had a feeling in my gut it wasn't good. Unfortunately, I've seen the scene too many times. When a high profile driver is in an accident and you don't hear...
  • The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed

    The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed
    There is one word that keeps coming up over and over when it comes to this weekend's race at the Michigan International Speedway. Fast. I know, all intermediate tracks are fast, but drivers say that since the repave, this may be the fastest of them all....
  • Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th

    Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th
    Greg Biffle feels right at home at Michigan International Speedway.   He took the lead for good on a late restart and ran away from the field in the closing laps to win Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. The No. 16 Ford driver won his second straight race...
  • Edwards captures pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400; Bowyer a disappointing 27th

    Edwards captures pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400; Bowyer a disappointing 27th
    A day after he drove one of the first American race cars, Carl Edwards captured the pole for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. Edwards, the sixth driver on the track Friday afternoon, recorded the fastest lap of the day at 202.452 mph to win the Coors Light...