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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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  • Clint Bowyer blasts NASCAR after wreck destroys car

     Clint Bowyer blasts NASCAR after wreck destroys car
    Veteran driver Clint Bowyer blasted NASCAR's new group qualifying system Sunday for the Daytona 500 after he was knocked out of pole-contention in a crash involving Reed Sorenson's car. The new system has riled some racers' nerves, especially Bowyer,...
  • Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole after qualifying chaos

    Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole after qualifying chaos
    DAYTONA BEACH — Jeff Gordon won the pole Sunday afternoon for the 57th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Or maybe he hit bingo. Rock, paper, scissors. Or spun the roulette wheel and let it ride on his favorite number, 24. That's kind of how...
  • Clint Bowyer, after crash, slams NASCAR's Daytona 500 qualifying format

    Clint Bowyer, after crash, slams NASCAR's Daytona 500 qualifying format
    The changes NASCAR has made to make racing more interesting for fans has yet to find much acceptance among its drivers. Based on what happened Sunday during pole qualifying for the Daytona 500, it's safe to say Clint Bowyer isn't a fan of NASCAR's new...
  • Sprint Unlimited will rev up drivers for 2015 NASCAR season

    DAYTONA BEACH — Sure, it will be cool to race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. Of course everybody wants to rev up those engines. And there may even be a touch of adrenaline when the green flag drops Saturday night. But to...
  • Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona

    Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona
    Love makes the world go round, even in NASCAR, where the bottle always spins left in all affection-inspired games and festivities. That said, congratulations to Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson as Valentine's Day weekend...
  • Jeff Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career

    Jeff Gordon wins pole for final Daytona 500 of his career
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Daytona 500 of his career. Gordon announced last month this will be his final full-time season, and he's been adamant next Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500 will be the last of...
  • Puppies, rings, mullets highlight Daytona 500 media day

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S...
  • Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

      Jeff Gordon knew midway through last season that he had just one more year in him. NASCAR's most charismatic driver, the man behind the wheel of the famed and sometimes feared No. 24, had decided the timing was right to call it quits on one of the...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Outdoors calendar
    Nov. 22-30: First phase of the regular duck season. Dec. 6: A guided moonlight canoe trip is 7-9 p.m. at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Lee Road boat ramp, west of U.S. Highway 441 in Boynton Beach, for a tour through a portion of the...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Lifetime licenses: Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman's Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 — half the current cost of $1,000 — from Nov. 24-Dec. 31. The license covers saltwater...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...