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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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  • Five thoughts on NASCAR at Charlotte, Formula One and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR at Charlotte, Formula One and more
    Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including Brad Keselowski's win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte and Sebastian Vettel's Formula One victory in Japan, five things come to mind: --The issue of non-Chase drivers winning Chase...
  • NAPA to drop Waltrip Racing sponsorship amid NASCAR cheating scandal

    The ripple effects of the cheating scandal surrounding NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff widened Thursday. The NAPA auto parts chain said it would drop its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing — specifically its backing...
  • Kyle Busch gets the road-course win at Watkins Glen

    Kyle Busch gets the road-course win at Watkins Glen
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Kyle Busch finally has that elusive second win at Watkins Glen International, atoning for a year ago when he lost a certain victory on the last lap. On a two-lap dash to the finish in the caution-filled Sprint Cup race Sunday,...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR's AdvoCare 500

     Kyle Busch wins NASCAR's AdvoCare 500
    HAMPTON, Ga. — In a feisty and long night Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch won the AdvoCare 500. The next-to-last race before the Chase field is set greatly ratcheted up the pressure — and the stakes — for drivers on the...
  • Talladega qualifying rained out; Almirola on pole, Bowyer 20th

    Talladega qualifying rained out; Almirola on pole, Bowyer 20th
    Qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out. The 43-car field Sunday is now set based on speeds from the first practice session on the 2.66-mile trioval. That means Aric Almirola will start from the pole, with...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
    Off weeks are never really off weeks for NASCAR drivers. There was no race this past weekend, but Kansas native Clint Bowyer was still plenty busy. He was back home in Emporia over the weekend hosting his annual charity golf tournament, proceeds of...
  • McMurray gives Cessna its first win in NASCAR; Bowyer is 10th

    McMurray gives Cessna its first win in NASCAR; Bowyer is 10th
    Driving a car sponsored by Wichita based plane maker Cessna, Jamie McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race. The only big wreck came when rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast...
  • Brickyard 400 at 20: Juan Pablo Montoya fastest in practice session

    Brickyard 400 at 20: Juan Pablo Montoya fastest in practice session
    INDIANAPOLIS — For NASCAR's drivers, at least, the Brickyard 400 remains one of the Sprint Car Series' marquee events despite the race's sliding attendance in recent years. "It's the obvious second" in prestige, Clint Bowyer said Friday before...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Indianapolis Star

    The Backstretch Blog: The Indianapolis Star
    We all know Jimmie Johnson is good. He is a five-time champion. But five-time is especially good at the crown jewel races in NASCAR, including this week's stop the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has won the Brickyard 400 four times. "In my heart I feel...
  • Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy; Bowyer is 20th

    Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy; Bowyer is 20th
    Ryan Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana - winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway.     The driver from South Bend ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating...
  • Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400; slow pit stop costs Jimmie Johnson

    Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400; slow pit stop costs Jimmie Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS — A scenario familiar to NASCAR fans was playing out yet again Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson was on a roll. Seeking a record fifth Brickyard 400 win, the five-time Sprint Cup champion again had the dominant car...
  • 2013 Brickyard 400 TV schedule on ESPN

     
    2013 Brickyard 400 TV schedule on ESPN: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the legendary 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 28. SEE ALSO: 2013 NASCAR TV schedule FREE 2013 NASCAR printable TV schedule The...