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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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  • Kyle Larson is struggling heading into the Sprint Cup race at Richmond, but looks forward to better days ahead

    RICHMOND – In NASCAR, unlike the NFL or Major League Baseball, television and radio commentary is so sunny that it rarely rains on any driver, no matter how unsuccessful. So, when it poured at Richmond International Raceway a year ago, it was refreshing to hear the guy who benefited most from the cancellation of qualifying tell it like it is.
  • NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota Owners 400 Lineup

    1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.071 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.796. 3. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.606. 4. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.57. 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.428. 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 126.115....

    Bowyer and Stewart looking for good runs at Richmond

    Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too. The veteran drivers have struggled through most of the first eight races this year before breakthrough performances last weekend at Bristol. Neither driver believes they've turned a corner, but...

    Roush Fenway's struggles predictable after loss of Kenseth, Edwards

    Roush Fenway's struggles predictable after loss of Kenseth, Edwards
    The boys at Roush Fenway Racing began the season with well-reasoned expectations. Let the team gain confidence as the weeks progressed, led by a veteran of NASCAR's twists and turns. "We 're all going to be on the same page and hopefully I'm the one...

    Drivers keep passions in check in Texas

    Drivers keep passions in check in Texas
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The only shove by Kevin Harvick in Texas this time came on the track. With 20 laps left in the Duck Commander 500 won by Jimmie Johnson, Harvick tapped the rear of Joey Logano's car to push past the defending race winner....