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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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  • Hendrick team clearly leading pack of Chase contenders

    Hendrick team clearly leading pack of Chase contenders
    Kasey Kahne and his workplace BFFs sent a frightening image to the other drivers in the mix for the Chase for the Cup title this past weekend in Atlanta.
  • 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 —...

    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...

    Joe Gibbs, Kurt Busch among intriguing stories in expanded Chase

    Joe Gibbs remains the only coach to win Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. Almost as remarkable, none of the three — Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien — has a Canton zip code. More than two decades removed from his...

    No excuses for Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin, Burton on Saturday at Richmond

    No excuses for Earnhardt Jr., Hamlin, Burton on Saturday at Richmond
    Saturday is no-excuses night for several NASCAR drivers at Richmond International Raceway. None for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his legion of fans. If Junior has the horses late, bump-drafting obligations won't interfere. None for Denny Hamlin, the season'...