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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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  • Qualifying rain-out puts Keselowski, Bowyer on Las Vegas front row

    Qualifying rain-out puts Keselowski, Bowyer on Las Vegas front row
    Brad Keselowski had only one regret about starting on the pole for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was sorry he didn't bet on the rainout that put him there. Unrelenting rainy weather washed out all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
  • Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas, Bowyer 27th

    Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas, Bowyer 27th
    Matt Kenseth won on his 41st birthday for his new Joe Gibbs Racing team, barely holding off Kasey Kahne for his third victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the JGR Toyota after...
  • Kyle Busch takes Bristol pole with track record lap; Bowyer will have to battle from 23rd

    Kyle Busch takes Bristol pole with track record lap; Bowyer will have to battle from 23rd
    Across the board, drivers marveled at the speed of NASCAR’s Generation-6 cars during qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. None more than Kyle Busch, the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their...
  • Kasey Kahne wins 1st career race at Bristol; Bowyer is fifth

    Kasey Kahne wins 1st career race at Bristol; Bowyer is fifth
    Kasey Kahne won a Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time Sunday after Brad Keselowski struggled on the final restart. Tempers flared after the race. Joey Logano leaned inside the car window of former teammate Denny Hamlin to...
  • The Backstretch Bog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The Backstretch Bog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
    Coming off a pretty good run at Daytona, Kansas native Clint Bowyer heads off to Phoenix 10th in the points. An 11th place run at Daytona may be disappointing to a guy like Bowyer who is pretty darn good at the restictor plate races, but he knows that it'...
  • Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix; Bowyer is 6th

    Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix; Bowyer is 6th
    Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth. Johnson wasn't challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go...
  • Johnson holds off Keselowski to win at Texas, Bowyer's title hopes take a hit

    Johnson holds off Keselowski to win at Texas, Bowyer's title hopes take a hit
    Jimmie Johnson regained the lead on the final restart, beating Brad Keselowski in an ending two-lap shootout to win Sunday at Texas and add to his NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with two races left.     Johnson led 168 laps, but found himself chasing...
  • Even with a strong run, Clint Bowyer loses ground

    Even with a strong run, Clint Bowyer loses ground
    It may seem patently obvious, but you can’t gain ground with a sixth-place finish when the two drivers you’re chasing are finishing first and second. That’s the source of Clint Bowyer’s frustration. With a strong car and a...
  • Hamlin wins Sylvania 300; Johnson takes Sprint Cup points lead

    Hamlin wins Sylvania 300; Johnson takes Sprint Cup points lead
    LOUDON, N.H. - Jimmie Johnson is the new points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Denny Hamlin is back as a major threat. Hamlin dominated Sunday's Sylvania 300, the second race in the Chase, to score his fifth win of the season. Johnson...
  • Denny Hamlin picks up 1st Bristol victory, Bowyer is 7th

    Denny Hamlin picks up 1st Bristol victory, Bowyer is 7th
     Denny Hamlin won for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway with a calculated late pass.     Hamlin flirted with Carl Edwards for the lead late in the race, and set up his move with 39 laps remaining Saturday night. Hamlin used a slide move to get...