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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

Top Clint Bowyer Articles

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  • Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th

    Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th
    A day after driving an IndyCar at 218 mph during rookie orientation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway—and he did so...
  • Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th

    Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th
    Unsinkable. Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box—the unsinkable Wally Brown....
  • Harvick wins at Richmond; Bowyer second

    Harvick wins at Richmond; Bowyer second
    Kevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Sunday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake. Harvick beat Clint...
  • Late caution, correct pit call, aggressive restart put Harvick in victory lane at Richmond

    Late caution, correct pit call, aggressive restart put Harvick in victory lane at Richmond
    RICHMOND — Richmond International Raceway is billed as the "action track." And from the famous 1986 Darrell Waltrip-Dale Earnhardt duel to the 2008 Kyle-Busch-Dale Earnhardt Jr. battle to the Nelson Piquet-Brian Scott slugfest Friday, it often has...
  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: For NASCAR, Boston Tragedy hit close to home

    The Backstretch Blog: For NASCAR, Boston Tragedy hit close to home
    This week was already emotional for five time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson. I mean it was emotional for everyone, the photos from Boston were both chilling and heartbreaking. But Johnson had a personal connection to the events, he had met one...
  • 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,...
  • Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second

    Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second
    Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Spring Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was his eighth career victory on the shortest track the series races. Only Richard Petty with 15, and Darrell...
  • Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th

    Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th
    There was no beating the Busches Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. The 42nd of 45 drivers to make a qualifying run in time trials for Saturday night's NRA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Kyle Busch took advantage of the late draw and stole the pole from...
  • Kyle Busch gets NASCAR weekend sweep at Texas; Bowyer is 15th

    Kyle Busch gets NASCAR weekend sweep at Texas; Bowyer is 15th
    Kyle Busch took advantage of a late caution to regain the lead and held on for the final 16 laps after the last restart Saturday night to win the Sprint Cup race at Texas, completing a NASCAR weekend sweep.         Busch followed Martin Truex Jr. for...
  • Bowyer lands Gander Mountain sponsorship

    Bowyer lands Gander Mountain sponsorship
    A national outdoors retailer calling for responsible gun ownership will sponsor Clint Bowyer's car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 in Texas next week. Gander Mountain Co. said Wednesday it will sponsor Bowyer's car in the April 13 race. The paint...