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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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  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Yes Virginia, There is a NASCAR Police

    The Backstretch Blog: Yes Virginia, There is a NASCAR Police
    In case you haven't noticed, the NASCAR police has been very busy over the last week or so. From Penske to Gibbs, names that have not normally been in the spotlight are getting busted too. So is NASCAR being unusually harsh on teams? "We've got the...
  • David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck

     David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck
    In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.   David...
  • Kenseth wins in KC, Bowyer takes 5th

    Kenseth wins in KC, Bowyer takes 5th
    Matt Kenseth captured his second straight race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Kasey Kahne to become the third straight Sprint Cup driver to win from the pole.     Kenseth won the race off pit road after taking two tires under caution with 47...
  • Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond

    Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond
    It's hard to deny that a dropoff usually comes with finishing second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. The past five drivers to finish in the runner-up spot have fallen significantly the next season, with the past two, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards,...
  • New qualifying rules welcome change on NASCAR road courses

    New qualifying rules welcome change on NASCAR road courses
    The phrase "NASCAR qualifying" may be the next best thing to Ambien. It's a snoozefest. Important, of course, to the pole-setter who gets some nice publicity out of the deal and a little bonus cash. Beyond that, it's a mostly boring exercise of taking a...
  • Rain puts Johnson on Pocono pole; Bowyer will start third

    Rain puts Johnson on Pocono pole; Bowyer will start third
    Rain has washed out Friday's Sprint Cup qualifying at Pocono Raceway.     Points leader Jimmie Johnson will automatically sit on the pole for the start of Sunday's 400-mile race. Kanas native Clint Bowyer will start third.     It rained all day and cars...
  • Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th

    Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th
    It's not a good idea to rile up Jimmie Johnson.   A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina (or could it?)

    The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina  (or could it?)
    It's been one of the hot topics all week long. Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith said earlier this week that he may move the track's fall race to Las Vegas. Smith has become pretty good at this game. It's not the first time he has...
  • Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points

    Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points
    A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.   After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart -- a sanction Johnson protested vehemently -- Stewart passed Juan Pablo...
  • Hamlin pulls out 2nd straight Cup win in Atlanta, Bowyer clinches Chase berth

    Hamlin pulls out 2nd straight Cup win in Atlanta, Bowyer clinches Chase berth
    Denny Hamlin won his second straight Sprint Cup race, holding off Jeff Gordon in a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.     Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be positioned for his first win since 2007 until Jamie McMurray...
  • NASCAR Chase 2012 schedule begins Sunday at Chicagoland

     
    NASCAR Chase 2012 Schedule The Sprint Cup Series playoffs begin Sunday, Sept. 16, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the GEICO 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. ESPN airs the prerace coverage beginning at 1pm ET....