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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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  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.
  • Kyle Busch completes comeback with win at Sonoma

    Kyle Busch completes comeback with win at Sonoma
    SONOMA, Calif. — Kyle Busch's comeback from serious injuries suffered a day before the season-opener now includes a victory. Busch won Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway, just his fifth race since he returned to the track after breaking...

    Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

    After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine the night before Sunday's race, all in an effort to minimize pain and give himself the best chance to pick up a...

    Blake Shelton serenades NASCAR

    Blake Shelton serenades NASCAR
    NBC Sports Group has enlisted Blake Shelton of "The Voice" to open the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season on NBC and NBCSN. He will sing "Bringing Back the Sunshine" in the series' opening theme. He makes his NASCAR on NBC debut July 5 before the...

    Kyle Busch wins Toyota/Save Mart 350 after late pass

    SONOMA, Calif. Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson with five laps to go and pulled away to capture the Toyota/Save Mart 350 for the second time on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Busch held off brother Kurt Busch, who took second, and third place Clint Bowyer...