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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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  • Greg Biffle under pressure to become championship contender

    Greg Biffle under pressure to become championship contender
    Greg Biffle is NASCAR's Bubble Boy. It is a precarious place to be with just five races to go before the 16-driver field is set for the Chase. Although Biffle is 13th in points after a fifth-place finish at Pocono, he is precariously close to not...
  • The Green Flag: Allmendinger ready to make Chase noise

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Allmendinger ready to make Chase noise By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Are AJ Allmendinger and JTG/Daugherty Racing ready for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup? Ready or not,...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 6 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 6 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...
  • Watkins Glen provides opportunity for winless drivers

    The Sports Xchange Watkins Glen provides opportunity for winless drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange For those who still have aspirations to run for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the final 10...
  • Austin Dillon wins Pocono truck race

    Austin Dillon wins Pocono truck race
    The Chevrolets have been taking a pretty good beating in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season — a no-wins-in-10-races shellacking to be exact. But a couple of young and fast 2014 Sprint Cup Series rookies brought an end to the...
  • PRESS BOX: Earnhardt completes sweep at Pocono

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Earnhardt completes sweep at Pocono Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from Greg Biffle with 13 laps remaining in the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and maintained his lead on a...
  • Earnhardt holds off Harvick to complete sweep at Pocono

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt holds off Harvick to complete sweep at Pocono By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono...
  • Dillon wins Pocono Mountains 150

    The Sports Xchange Dillon wins Pocono Mountains 150 By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LONG POND, Pa. -- Austin Dillon had to work hard in the final 10 laps, then work overtime to claim his first NASCAR...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 30 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 30 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...
  • FLASHBACK: Five years ago, Easton grad takes second in Pan Am Junior Championships

    FLASHBACK: Five years ago, Easton grad takes second in Pan Am Junior Championships
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five. July 28 1979—For the first time ever the PIAA agrees to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of adding state football playoffs to the schedule....
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the pole position for Coca-Cola 600

    Jimmie Johnson wins the pole position for Coca-Cola 600
    CONCORD, N.C. —  Qualifying was easy-peasy for Jimmie Johnson. Usually at the front of the pack, Johnson finally snagged his first pole of the season Thursday night, running a lap of 194.911 mph that will place him as the pack leader for Sunday&...
  • Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory

    Jimmie Johnson makes it two NASCAR wins in a row with Dover victory
    Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine. He followed last week's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in...