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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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  • Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season; Bowyer clinches Chase spot

    Kenseth holds off Kahne to get 5th win of season; Bowyer clinches Chase spot
    Matt Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne for 12 nerve-racking laps to hang on and win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.     The win is the fifth of the season for Kenseth, most in the Sprint Cup Series, and clinches a spot in the Chase for the...
  • Points race tightens as Gordon wins Martinsville; Bowyer is third

    Points race tightens as Gordon wins Martinsville; Bowyer is third
    Jeff Gordon has picked up his first win of the season, using a late pass of Matt Kenseth at Martinsville Speedway to snap a 32-race losing streak.     The four-time series champion passed Kenseth with 21 laps remaining Sunday to take the lead and pick up...
  • Stenhouse claims 1st Cup pole at Atlanta; Bowyer starts 12th

    Stenhouse claims 1st Cup pole at Atlanta; Bowyer starts 12th
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won the first Sprint Cup pole of his career at Atlanta Motor Speedway.     Stenhouse turned a lap of 189.688 mph Friday night on the 1.54 tri-oval. His previous best qualifying run was third at Kansas this season.     Carl...
  • Kyle Busch wins Atlanta; Clint Bowyer blows engine leading the race

    Kyle Busch wins Atlanta; Clint Bowyer blows engine leading the race
    Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.     Busch emerged with the lead after a rapid-fire series of caution flags near the end, and he held...
  • The Chase isn't on yet, but NASCAR drivers are chasing ... Chase spots

    The Chase isn't on yet, but NASCAR drivers are chasing ... Chase spots
    With one race left until NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff starts, seven drivers so far are guaranteed to be part of the 10-race championship hunt. Five spots remain open in the 12-driver Chase, and several drivers — including reigning champion...
  • NASCAR: Five storylines to watch as Richmond hosts last race to make the Chase

    NASCAR: Five storylines to watch as Richmond hosts last race to make the Chase
    Richmond International Raceway takes its rather prominent place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotlight on Saturday with the Federated Auto Parts 400. It's billed as "One Last Race To Make the Chase," because, at the end of 300 laps and 400 miles on...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Five degrees of Chase Clinch-a-tion

    The Backstretch Blog: Five degrees of Chase Clinch-a-tion
    There is just one race left til the chase for the championship begins and seven drivers have clinched a spot in NASCAR 's version of the playoffs. Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are locked in the top...
  • Gordon wins pole at Richmond, Bowyer starts forth

    Gordon wins pole at Richmond, Bowyer starts forth
    Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR's playoffs from the pole position.     The four-time champion turned a track-record qualifying lap of 130.599 mph at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night to win his 73rd career pole position, and...
  • Edwards wins Richmond; Bowyer takes 8th seed, controversy into the chase

    Edwards wins Richmond; Bowyer takes 8th seed, controversy into the chase
    NASCAR will have a new champion this year as the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will go on without Brad Keselowski.     The reigning champion failed to make the 12-driver Chase on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where an ill-...
  • Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase

    Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase
    Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was...
  • Chase field set after Edwards wins Cup race at Richmond

    Chase field set after Edwards wins Cup race at Richmond
    RICHMOND -- Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, which begins Sept. 15 at Chicagoland....
  • The Backstretch Blog: May I take your order?

    Okay let's just cut to the chase, did Michael Waltrip racing and Kansas native Clint Bowyer, use team orders to get teammate Martin Truex, Jr into the chase? First lets look at the evidence. There is the spin. The audio from Bowyer's scanner on Saturday...