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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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  • Jeff Gordon clinches spot in NASCAR's Chase

    Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has clinched at least a wild-card berth in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR determined Wednesday that even if Gordon is knocked out of the top 10 in standings over the next two races, he...
  • Daytona Speedweeks: Lap 3 crowd tribute a poignant moment at Daytona 500

    Daytona Speedweeks: Lap 3 crowd tribute a poignant moment at Daytona 500
    The thousands of fans attended the Daytona 500 cheered the start of the Great American Race, but then hushed in time for the third lap. They solemnly held up three fingers as the race cars completed the lap as a tribute to the memory of the Dale...
  • Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win in Michigan, Bowyer is 7th

    Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win in Michigan, Bowyer is 7th
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.raced to his first Sprint Cup victory in four years, ending a 143-race winless streak Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.     Earnhardt's win came almost exactly four years to the day after his last trip to Victory Lane in a...
  • Clint Bowyer headed to Michael Waltrip Racing

    Clint Bowyer headed to Michael Waltrip Racing
    In 2008, Clint Bowyer called Michael Waltrip the "worst driver in NASCAR period." Next season, Bowyer will call Waltrip boss. On Friday the two put weeks of speculation to bed, making the official announcement at the Kansas Speedway, that Bowyer will be...
  • Kyle Busch wins spring race at Richmond in duel with Denny Hamlin

    Kyle Busch wins spring race at Richmond in duel with Denny Hamlin
    The Sprint Cup Series Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 on Saturday came down to what most races in NASCAR's premier series come down to at Richmond International Raceway these days: a battle between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin....
  • Kyle Busch Takes Win At Michigan

    Kyle Busch Takes Win At Michigan
    Kyle Busch claimed his fourth Sprint Cup Series win of the season and became the first driver to clinch a spot in the 12-member field for the championship Chase by taking Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Busch made a late-...
  • Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Auto Club 400 after 300 miles

     
    The second caution of the day came on lap 104 when there was debris on the track, likely from the tire of David Gilliland. They went back to green on lap 108 with Kyle Busch still in front. He's been......
  • Kyle Busch leads NASCAR's Auto Club 400 after 100 miles

     
    The Auto Club 400 at Fontana started as you might expect with pole-sitter Juan Pablo Montoya jumping to a lead that he held until the seventh lap when Denny Hamlin took over the top spot. The first racer to experience......
  • NASCAR owner Richard Childress reportedly fights Kyle Busch

     
    When NASCAR ushered in its "Boys, have at it" doctrine, who knew it would include grandpas as well? NASCAR said Richard Childress, the 65-year-old team owner and grandfather, was involved in an "incident" with the feisty driver Kyle Busch at......
  • Kurt Busch wins at Sonoma for first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of year

     
    Kurt Busch was dominant Sunday in winning the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Busch and his No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge were followed by second place Jeff Gordon,......
  • Kurt Busch leads at halfway point of NASCAR race in Sonoma

     
    Kurt Busch and his No. 22 Dodge Charger were the class of the field at the halfway point of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway. Tony Stewart was second, Clint Bowyer third and Jimmie Johnson was running......
  • Thanks for keeping me in one piece, Clint Bowyer

     
    Many other people have done "George Plimpton-style" stories on things like getting in a race car and driving around a track real fast. So, I am not going to do that here. All I am going to say is "Thank You, Clint Bowyer" for giving me quite a thrill this...