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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 drivers Bowyer, Schrader to race in Hays

    NASCAR drivers Bowyer, Schrader to race in Hays
    RPM Speedway in Hays will play host to a pair of Sprint Cup series drivers on August 7th. Kansas native Clint Bowyer and part-time cup driver Ken Schrader will race in the "Modified Mania" event at the the dirt track on that Tuesday. Both Bowyer and...
  • RCR to field car for Sadler in Daytona 500

    RCR to field car for Sadler in Daytona 500
    Elliott Sadler will be in the Daytona 500 for Richard Childress Racing.     Sadler has not raced in the Sprint Cup Series since 2010. He ran the Nationwide Series last season, and is scheduled to do so again this year for RCR.     RCR has sponsorship...
  • Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th

    Biffle on the pole in Darlington, Bowyer will start 26th
    After a stellar qualifying run, Jimmie Johnson said there was some speed left in Darlington Raceway -- and Greg Biffle found it. Biffle toured the 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.281 seconds (180.2557 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles'...
  • Paul Menard wins Brickyard 400 for first Sprint Cup victory

    Paul Menard wins Brickyard 400 for first Sprint Cup victory
    As the fortunate son of a billionaire retailer, Paul Menard parlayed his father's support to drive in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series. But success came slowly. In four full seasons, the low-key Menard had no wins and only two top-five finishes, and...
  • Johnson's Darlington victory gives Hendrick his 200th win; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson's Darlington victory gives Hendrick his 200th win; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson  broke free on a restart three laps from the end in the Southern 500 and held on Saturday night to give Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Sprint Cup victory. Johnson seemed short on fuel and tires and looked vulnerable with Tony Stewart and...
  • 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...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest
    Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
  • Kyle Busch edges Stewart to win Shootout

    Kyle Busch edges Stewart to win Shootout
     Kyle Busch used a last-gasp pass of defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart to grab the first win of the 2012 season at Daytona International Speedway.     Busch pushed Stewart to the lead on the last lap of Saturday night's exhibition Budweiser...
  • Edwards grabs the Pole at Daytona, Bowyer fails post qualifying inspection

    Edwards grabs the Pole at Daytona, Bowyer fails post qualifying inspection
    It was a Ford kind of day in Daytona with the Blue Ovals grabbing four of the top five spots in qualifying for the 500. Carl Edwards starts on the pole, with his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle also starting on the front row next Sunday. Dale...
  • Daytona 500 postponed until Monday Night

    Daytona 500 postponed until Monday Night
    NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will now start Monday night at 6 p.m Central. On Sunday, rains caused the Great American raced to be postponed for the first time in the history of the Daytona 500, it has been postponed until Monday....
  • Brad Keselowski scores repeat Bristol win, Bowyer is forth

    Brad Keselowski scores repeat Bristol win, Bowyer is forth
    NASCAR racing has a new Ice Man. As he completed the final lap of his victory in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keseloswki needled Paul Wolfe, his crew chief. "Paul, are you nervous?" Keselowski radioed to Wolfe, his voice...
  • Tony Stewart wins rain-shortened Cup race at Fontana, Bowyer 14th

    Tony Stewart wins rain-shortened Cup race at Fontana, Bowyer 14th
    Tony Stewart made all the right moves Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, and the last one proved decisive in taking the three-time champion to Victory Lane in the rain-shortened Auto Club 400. After raindrops slowed the race on Lap 124, Stewart, the race...