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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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  • Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas

    Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas
    To some, Clint Bowyer has become a pariah. To those in Kansas, he's still one of their own.     The native of Emporia, Kan., insists his spin at Richmond that set off a chain of events that rattled NASCAR to its core was unintentional. NASCAR failed to...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Hunt for Pink October

    The Backstretch Blog: The Hunt for Pink October
    It doesn't take long after walk into the garage areas at the Kansas Speedway to realize there is something um different about some of the cars. Pink, lots of pink. From Clint Bowyer, Danica Patricks and Tony Raines cars (and a whole lote more in the...
  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead

    Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead
    Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed-at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's...
  • Home track win still eludes Kansas native Bowyer

    Home track win still eludes Kansas native Bowyer
    Before the race you could see the optimism on Clint Bowyer's face, but as he let out a big sigh, you could also see the pressure. That's the juxtaposition of being one of NASCAR's top drivers and coming back home to the track, just 100 miles from the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The Backstretch Blog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
    The trip home to Kansas didn't go quite as well as Clint Bowyer had hoped. His 14th place finish in his words was... "Miserable. Our whole weekend was miserable," Bowyer said. "We tried and tried and tried. We fought. It's just we missed the set up. It'...
  • Gordon takes pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Bowyer will start 14th

    Gordon takes pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Bowyer will start 14th
    Jeff Gordon won the pole Thursday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.     Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 mph to edge Kevin Harvick for his ninth pole at Charlotte, the second most in track history.     Greg Biffle qualified...
  • Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th

    Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th
    Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity.   Keselowski led 11 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne led 138. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson led...
  • NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season

    NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season
    In a tumultuous day at Michael Waltrip Racing, the NASCAR team said it would scale back its operations next year and that driver Brian Vickers was lost for the rest of this season. MWR said Monday that it would field only two cars full time in the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves

    The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves
    Turn on the lights and let's get this party started, the Kansas Speedway is getting a night race. I have to say, I'm pretty partial to racing under the lights. Not only do the cars look prettier and faster, but the atmosphere is just far more festive. I...
  • NASCAR makes it clear: No Twitter in the race car

    NASCAR makes it clear: No Twitter in the race car
    NASCAR has sent a clear message to its drivers: No more Twitter, or any other type of smartphone use, in its race cars. The sanctioning body Monday levied a $25,000 fine on Brad Keselowski -- who leads the Sprint Cup Series standings -- because he used a...
  • Marcos Ambrose wins pole for NASCAR race at Watkins Glen

    Marcos Ambrose continued to show his mastery of the curvy road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y., by winning the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Ambrose, who has won the last two Cup races at Watkins Glen International -- the...