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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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  • Kahne wins at New Hampshire, Bowyer is 3rd

    Kahne wins at New Hampshire, Bowyer is 3rd
    Kasey Kahne has won his second Sprint Cup race of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.     Kahne took the lead from Hamlin during a restart on the 240th lap of the 300-lap race at the one-mile oval Sunday. He was...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Taken for Granite

    The Backstretch Blog: Taken for Granite
    As NASCAR moves to the Granite State, the talk should be about the Chase, who might be a title contender and the other things that are fodder during the dog days of summer. But instead, the only thing anyone is talking about outside the NASCAR inner...
  • Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas

    Allmendinger overcomes late draw for Cup pole at Kansas
    Despite a late draw on a slick track that warmed throughout Saturday's qualifying session, AJ Allmendinger claimed the pole for Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, posting a lap at 175.993 mph (30.683 seconds). In winning the second Coors Light pole...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Home on the Range

    The Backstretch Blog: Home on the Range
    So NASCAR heads to my home track, the Kansas Speedway. I still remember what this area was like before they built this monstrous track on the gateway to the great plains. They will be repaving and reconfigure this track as soon as the race is over on...
  • Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway

    Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway
    It was Denny Hamlin's day in the sun.  Taking advantage of changing conditions Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Denny Hamlin held offMartin Truex Jr.over the final 30 laps to win the STP 400, his second victory of the season, his first at the 1.5-mile track...
  • Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory

    Denny Hamlin Sneaks In, Grabs Kansas Victory
    — Michael Waltrip Racing has boosted its position in the Sprint Cup points standings, but when actual victories are factored in, Toyota's success still begins and ends with Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2012, that's Denny Hamlin. Hamlin, who won at...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Virginia is for Racers

    The Backstretch Blog: Virginia is for Racers
    As NASCAR heads to the short track of Richmond, Virginia, I think many of us are hoping that this Saturday night showdown will save stock car racing from it's self. There has been a lot of talk about the lack of cautions over the past few weeks, and it...
  • The Backstretch Blog: How I spent my NASCAR vacation

    The Backstretch Blog: How I spent my NASCAR vacation
    Off weekends for NASCAR teams, are like gold. And this week being the final off week, until November, well it's like a 24 carrot gold ring with a big old diamond in it. "Anyone that travels this NASCAR schedule every week looks forward to those off...
  • Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th

    Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th
     Jimmie Johnson stamped another exclamation point on his racing resume, winning his fourth career Brickyard 400 with a dominant drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.     With the victory, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff...
  • Montoya takes pole at Pocono Raceway, Bowyer will start 19th

    Montoya takes pole at Pocono Raceway, Bowyer will start 19th
    Juan Pablo Montoya has turned a lap of 176.043 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway.     Denny Hamlin and Paul Menard qualified second and third Saturday. Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose round out the top five.     Montoya won his first pole since April...
  • Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th

    Wreck, Rain gives Gordon first win in 2012, Bowyer is 8th
    Jeff Gordon, one of NASCAR racing's biggest rainmakers, got a shower just when he needed it in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400.   Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an...
  • Bowyer, Schrader enjoy playing in the dirt

    Bowyer, Schrader enjoy playing in the dirt
    There is always something comfortable and familiar about returning home. And although Clint Bowyer had never raced the Rolling Plains Speedway in Hays before Tuesday night, returning to the dirt tracks in his home state of Kansas, was still like a...