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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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  • Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at New Hampshire; Kansas native Bowyer 17th

    Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at New Hampshire; Kansas native Bowyer 17th
    Matt Kenseth madeit 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.     Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his series-high seventh...
  • Bowyer lands Gander Mountain sponsorship

    Bowyer lands Gander Mountain sponsorship
    A national outdoors retailer calling for responsible gun ownership will sponsor Clint Bowyer's car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 in Texas next week. Gander Mountain Co. said Wednesday it will sponsor Bowyer's car in the April 13 race. The paint...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th

    Jimmie Johnson wins pole at Martinsville, Clint Bowyer will start 15th
    Jimmie Johnson has won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway with a track record. Johnson made his fastest lap around the 0.526-mile oval at 98.400 mph Friday. He broke the track record of 98.083 mph held by Tony Stewart....
  • Jeff Gordon hasn't forgotten three-wide debacle at Martinsville

    Jeff Gordon hasn't forgotten three-wide debacle at Martinsville
    With all the talk about controversy between Joey Logano and Tony Stewart — not to mention between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin — the incident that lit the fuse between Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon has been shoved into the background.  ...
  • Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second

    Jimmie Johnson gets win at Martinsville, Bowyer is second
    Jimmie Johnson pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go and won the NASCAR Spring Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. It was his eighth career victory on the shortest track the series races. Only Richard Petty with 15, and Darrell...
  • Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th

    Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt Busch with record pole run; Bowyer starts 26th
    There was no beating the Busches Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. The 42nd of 45 drivers to make a qualifying run in time trials for Saturday night's NRA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Kyle Busch took advantage of the late draw and stole the pole from...
  • Kyle Busch gets NASCAR weekend sweep at Texas; Bowyer is 15th

    Kyle Busch gets NASCAR weekend sweep at Texas; Bowyer is 15th
    Kyle Busch took advantage of a late caution to regain the lead and held on for the final 16 laps after the last restart Saturday night to win the Sprint Cup race at Texas, completing a NASCAR weekend sweep.         Busch followed Martin Truex Jr. for...
  • 5-Hour Energy staying with Kansas native Clint Bowyer for 2014

    5-Hour Energy staying with Kansas native Clint Bowyer for 2014
    Kansas native Clint Bowyer will not lose his sponsor over a spin, many thought was questionable, in Richmond. 5-Hour Energy announcing on Facebook Friday morning that it will stay with the No. 15 team next season. The energy shot sponsor had said last...
  • Earnhardt wins pole at Dover; Bowyer qualifies 23rd

    Earnhardt wins pole at Dover; Bowyer qualifies 23rd
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned a track record lap of 161.849 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway.     The top four qualifiers Friday are all from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.  Points leader Matt Kenseth starts second, Ryan Newman...
  • The Backstretch Blog: For NASCAR, Boston Tragedy hit close to home

    The Backstretch Blog: For NASCAR, Boston Tragedy hit close to home
    This week was already emotional for five time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson. I mean it was emotional for everyone, the photos from Boston were both chilling and heartbreaking. But Johnson had a personal connection to the events, he had met one...
  • Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond

    Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond
    It's hard to deny that a dropoff usually comes with finishing second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. The past five drivers to finish in the runner-up spot have fallen significantly the next season, with the past two, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards,...