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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

Top Clint Bowyer Articles

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  • The Backstretch Blog: There's no place like Kansas

    The Backstretch Blog: There's no place like Kansas
    This week NASCAR is headed to my old stomping grounds, Kansas City and the Kansas Speedway. Having grown up about a half an hour from where the track now sits, its amazing to see the transformation the area has undergone. Not just the track, but the...
  • No excuses for Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin, Burton on Saturday at Richmond

    No excuses for Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin, Burton on Saturday at Richmond
    Saturday is no-excuses night for several NASCAR drivers at Richmond International Raceway. None for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his legion of fans. If Junior has the horses late, bump-drafting obligations won't interfere. None for Denny Hamlin, the season'...
  • NASCAR Investigates Altercation Between Kyle Busch, Richard Childress

    NASCAR Investigates Altercation Between Kyle Busch, Richard Childress
    NASCAR officials are investigating a physical altercation involving team owner Richard Childress and driver Kyle Busch in the garage area following Saturday's Truck series race at Kansas Speedway. According to a member of a Truck team who asked not to be...
  • Clint Bowyer wins charity dirt track race

    Clint Bowyer started on the pole and led wire-to-wire for his first victory in Tony Stewart's dirt-track charity race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway. Twenty-eight drivers, including 17 from the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, competed in late-model stock...
  • Martin edges Daytona 500 winner Bayne for pole

    Daytona International Speedway by bumping Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne from the top spot. Martin's lap of 182.065 mph came late in Friday's qualifying session and bettered Bayne's lap of 182.002. Clint Bowyer qualified third and was followed by...
  • Logano wins at Daytona with help from Kyle Busch

    Joey Logano used a last-lap push from teammate Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Danica Patrick was in position to race for the win with late help from JR Motorsports teammate Aric Almirola. Her two-car...
  • Clint Bowyer set to make his 200th NASCAR start

    Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, will make his 200th-career start in NASCAR's elite division this weekend when the series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301. The 32-year-old...
  • 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/...
  • 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Drivers

    Car | Driversort icon | Sponsor | Make 139 | Alan Tardiff | Renton Coil Spring | Ford 27 | Alex Kennedy | National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund/Sacred Power | Ford 27 | Andrew Ranger | Quebec Dodge Dealer Association | Dodge 92 | Andy...
  • 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 51 | Aric Almirola | Toyota | Vision Airlines | Vision Aviation Racing | Doug George 50 | T.J. Bell | Chevrolet | Liberty Tire Recycling/Pinnacle Rubber Mulch | MAKE Motorsports | Tom Buzze 57 | Norm...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES 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 |...