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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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  • NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer to honor Crimson Tide with car, helmet

     
    NASCAR's Clint Bowyer to honor Crimson Tide with car, helmet...
  • NASCAR’s Martinsville Mayhem strikes Gordon, Johnson

     
    That’s exactly what happened to Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson Sunday in Martinsville. Or rather, shall we say Clint Bowyer happened....
  • 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...
  • Clint Bowyer moving to NASCAR's Michael Waltrip Racing team

     
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer has signed with Michael Waltrip Racing for a three-year contract starting in 2012....
  • NASCAR's Kevin Harvick gets new crew chief for 2012

     
    Frustrated with finishing third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings for the second consecutive year, Kevin Harvick will get a new crew chief for the 2012 season. Harvick's team Richard Childress Racing said Shane Wilson would replace Gil Martin on......
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...