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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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  • David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck

     David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck
    In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.   David...
  • Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega

    Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega
    Anything can happen at Talladega Superspeedway. Anyone can win at Talladega. That's the allure of racing at the 2.66-mile behemoth in Alabama. And that's what all drivers will have in the back of their minds this weekend as they prepare for Sunday's...
  • Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th

    Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th
    A day after driving an IndyCar at 218 mph during rookie orientation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway—and he did so...
  • Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th

    Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th
    Unsinkable. Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box—the unsinkable Wally Brown....
  • Bowyer team member suspended, fired after positive drug test

    Bowyer team member suspended, fired after positive drug test
    NASCAR has suspended two crew members for failing random drug tests.   One of the two suspensions issued Tuesday was to Lee Dodson, a mechanic on Clint Bowyer's car. Michael Waltrip Racing fired Dodson upon learning he'd failed a drug test.   The other...
  • Quick work on pit road nets Edwards pole for Sprint All-Star Race; Bowyer is 6th; Truex wins Showdown pole

    Quick work on pit road nets Edwards pole for Sprint All-Star Race; Bowyer is 6th; Truex wins Showdown pole
    Needless to say, Carl Edwards loved the new qualifying format for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race. Benefiting from a high-speed trip down pit road and a quick pit stop during the unique three-lap regimen in Friday’s time trials,...
  • Johnson wins second straight All-Star Race

    CONCORD, N.C. -- For most of the night, Jimmie Johnson had to watch brothers Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch steal the spotlight.    But when it came time to earn the $1 million prize for winning the race, it was Johnson who was at his best as he captured his...
  • Jimmie Johnson races to record 4th All-Star win; Bowyer 18th

    Jimmie Johnson races to record 4th All-Star win; Bowyer 18th
    Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson got a fast final pit stop from his Hendrick Motorsports crew to restart the race in second for the 10-lap sprint to...
  • Denny Hamlin seizes Charlotte pole with record lap; Bowyer starts 5th

    Denny Hamlin seizes Charlotte pole with record lap; Bowyer starts 5th
      For Denny Hamlin, Thursday night’s qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway felt like a victory--and it came from pushing his car to the absolute limit. Hamlin, who missed four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season because of a...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SERIES Trisha's Southern Kitchen In the season...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...