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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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  • Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"

    Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"
    Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superpeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.     Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He...
  • Bowyer roars back into Championship picture with win at Charlotte

    Bowyer roars back into Championship picture with win at Charlotte
    Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on a disastrous night for points leader Brad Keselowski.     Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway but ran out of gas with 58 laps remaining to...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

    The Backstretch Blog: Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
    Make no mistake, this trip to the Kansas Speedway will be unlike any other. It's a completely different track. "I think it is a wild card, but it won't be where there's going to be some Chase guys in the 30s because they wrecked and maybe, possibly...
  • Kahne qualifies on pole for Cup race at Kansas, Bowyer will start 3rd

    Kahne qualifies on pole for Cup race at Kansas, Bowyer will start 3rd
    Championship contender Kasey Kahne shattered the track record at repaved Kansas Speedway on Friday, turning a lap of 191.360 mph to take the pole for Sunday's race.     Michael Waltrip Racing teammates Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer were next fastest,...
  • Big changes from last year for Bowyer and Edwards

    Big changes from last year for Bowyer and Edwards
    Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer returned to home track Kansas Speedway a year ago at very different points in their career. Edwards had claimed the top spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship a week earlier and was locked into a tense title race....
  • The Backstretch Blog: Kansas has a unique footprint in NASCAR

    The Backstretch Blog: Kansas has a unique footprint in NASCAR
    We all know about Clint Bowyer's involvement in NASCAR. If you didn't before you started reading this blog, you do now. But the Emporia native who is smack dab in the middle of the Chase for the Championship is not the only connection NASCAR has to the...
  • Johnson wins pole; Keselowski to start 32nd, Bowyer 8th

    Johnson wins pole; Keselowski to start 32nd, Bowyer 8th
    Jimmie Johnson's championship hopes got a boost Friday when he won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway while points leader Brad Keselowski qualified 32nd.     Johnson, a five-time champion, gained not only the...
  • 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...
  • 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...