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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 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...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th

    Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th
    Jimmie Johnson has won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway with a track record. Johnson made his fastest lap around the 0.526-mile oval at 98.400 mph Friday. He broke the track record of 98.083 mph held by Tony Stewart....
  • Jeff Gordon hasn't forgotten three-wide debacle at Martinsville

    Jeff Gordon hasn't forgotten three-wide debacle at Martinsville
    With all the talk about controversy between Joey Logano and Tony Stewart — not to mention between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin — the incident that lit the fuse between Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon has been shoved into the background.  ...
  • Kyle Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap

    Kyle Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap
    Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano knocked each other off the race track on the final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400 -- allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win -- but it was Tony Stewart who left Auto Club Speedway fighting mad.   Yes, it was Busch's 25th ...
  • 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'...
  • Cup leader Johnson on Texas pole, Bowyer 4th, Keselowski 8th

    Cup leader Johnson on Texas pole, Bowyer 4th, Keselowski 8th
    NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson is on the pole again.     Johnson is the top qualifier for the race at Texas Motor Speedway after a fast lap of 191.076 mph Friday. It's his second week in a row as the polesitter, and he won last week at...
  • 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...