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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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  • Wild cards still in play at Richmond in NASCAR Chase scramble

    Wild cards still in play at Richmond in NASCAR Chase scramble
    RICHMOND, Va. — A year ago, the NASCAR brand left here with motor oil on the face. It was an ugly blemish, and bad for business. To review: The Michael Waltrip Racing team manipulated the outcome of the race — and the Chase lineup —...
  • Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle dealing with chaotic math of Chase shuffle

    Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle dealing with chaotic math of Chase shuffle
    RICHMOND, Va. — Gentlemen, start your calculators. The perfunctory demands of left-handed turns will include some simple math at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night. For Greg Biffle, the magic number is 23. For Ryan Newman, it's 41....
  • Kyle Busch gets wire-to-wire Nationwide win at Richmond

    Kyle Busch gets wire-to-wire Nationwide win at Richmond
    Kyle Busch led from start to finish, usually by plenty, and ended an eight-race winless streak in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with his fifth career victory at Richmond International Raceway. Busch started on the pole, routinely built leads of several...
  • Keselowski claims his first Richmond pole

    The Sports Xchange Keselowski claims his first Richmond pole By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange RICHMOND, Va. -- Another qualifying round and another front-row starting spot for Brad Keselowski and Team Penske....
  • Matt Kenseth is in without a win, but who else could make Chase on points?

    Matt Kenseth doesn't have to win and he's still in. But he's the only driver locked in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup who is guaranteed to make the 16-driver field without visiting Victory Lane. With 13 different winners this season and only Saturday...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
  • Race to make Chase down to one last shot

    The Sports Xchange Race to make Chase down to one last shot NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Two spots and just one opportunity remain for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to seize their Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup dreams....
  • After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook

    After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook
    The uproar following the Federated Auto Parts 400 a year ago at Richmond International Raceway doesn't equate to the Black Sox scandal, but it is one of the biggest black marks credibility-wise for its sport. And while Martin Truex Jr. is not to...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 3 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 3 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 24 JEFF GORDON, Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports WHERE HE...
  • Five drivers to watch at RIR: Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle have best chances of making the Chase among many hopefuls

    Five drivers to watch at RIR: Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle have best chances of making the Chase among many hopefuls
    Can anything top last year's chaos following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway? Probably not — at RIR or anywhere else. A late Clint Bowyer spin that brought out a caution flag cost Ryan Newman what appeared to be a...
  • The Green Flag: Kenseth comfortable in Chase standings

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Kenseth comfortable in Chase standings By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Matt Kenseth is close to clinching a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- even if he doesn't win...
  • George Diaz: Tony Stewart's Chase eligibility brings slippery precedent for NASCAR

    George Diaz: Tony Stewart's Chase eligibility brings slippery precedent for NASCAR
    HAMPTON, Ga. — Not everyone is cheering the triumphant return of Tony Stewart. As 43 stock cars mix it up at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night, it is important to consider the dynamics of allowing Stewart to be eligible to qualify for the Chase....