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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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  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Watkins Glen Ahead

    It's once again time for NASCAR to start making right turns again. This time it will be at the road course in Watkins Glen, New York. And just like Daytona and Talladega are the same, but very different, so too are the Glen and Infineon. "It's a...
  • Busch Sets Record In Closest Bristol Finish

    At age 26, Kyle Busch made history in Friday night’s Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In beating Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag in a near dead heat (.019 seconds), Busch won his 50th race in NASCAR’s...
  • White Hot Keselowski Wins Third Of 2011

    Brad Keselowski’s phoenix-like rise from the ashes continued Saturday, with an improbable victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway—his third win of the season and his second since breaking his left ankle Aug. 3 in a...
  • Lisa's Country Kitchen Gives Race Fans the Opportunity to Have Lunch with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Clint Bowyer

    Lisa's Country Kitchen in Jefferson City, Tenn. is giving 300 lucky fans the opportunity to have lunch with Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, on August 24, 2011. The two-hour event, scheduled to kickoff at 11 a.m....
  • Hornaday beats Bowyer, Busch on pit strategy

    Ron Hornaday Jr. raced to his record 49th NASCAR Truck Series victory, pulling it out on pit strategy after Clint Bowyer led much of the race Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bowyer and Kyle Busch were the only drivers to lead until the last round...
  • Kasey Kahne wins Atlanta pole

    Kasey Kahne will start from the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night, one spot ahead of Clint Bowyer, as two longshots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will have another shot at a much-needed win. Kahne, who called Atlanta Motor...
  • Rain delays NASCAR race in Atlanta until Tuesday

    Rain has forced the postponement of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta until Tuesday at 10 am Central Time. NASCAR president Mike Helton made the announcement on the race broadcast that they made the unusual decision to move the race back 48 hours...
  • Gordon holds on at Atlanta for 85th career win

    Jeff Gordon dominated much of the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and then won a duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for his third Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Gordon held about a 2-second lead...
  • Bowyer among 14 drivers vying for final 4 berths in Chase field

    Nine drivers have already clinched spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR's new wild-card provision has left a variety of possibilities for the final four positions headed into Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway....