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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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  • Almirola nabs first career win

    The Sports Xchange Almirola nabs first career win By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday's 56th running of...
  • A lot on the line at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The pressures that come with racing at Daytona International Speedway will be there as usual Saturday night. For drivers at either end of the Sprint Cup spectrum, the Coke Zero 400 doesn't match NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 for...
  • Earnhardt sets sights on sweep at Daytona

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt sets sights on sweep at Daytona By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a chance to do something this weekend that only one driver in the...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 2 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 2 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 24 JEFF GORDON, Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports WHERE HE...
  • Brad Keselowski marches into Daytona with cocky confidence

    Brad Keselowski marches into Daytona with cocky confidence
    Raise a glass to Brad Keselowski, NASCAR's Wild Child. Just be careful you don't choke on the beer bong. And watch your fingers when popping open that bottle of champagne. Keselowski, NASCAR's version of Bluto from Animal House, is the life of the...
  • The Green Flag: Daytona a wild card ... emphasis on wild

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Daytona a wild card ... emphasis on wild By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange It's time for the majority of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to take their best shots. Currently,...
  • Hendrick Team Pre-Race Favorite At Kentucky Speedway

    SPARTA, Ky. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just its fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races, the Quaker State 400 — presented by Advance Auto Parts — has produced three different winners...
  • Keselowski sets qualifying record at Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange Keselowski sets qualifying record at Kentucky By Chris Knight NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange With a track record Friday at Kentucky Speedway, Brad Keselowski became the fourth different Coors Light Pole Award...
  • Kentucky possible gateway to Chase

    The Sports Xchange Kentucky possible gateway to Chase Chris Knight NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just their fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races,...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, June 25 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, June 25 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 24 JEFF GORDON, Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports WHERE HE...
  • Gordon's first win of season comes at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick during the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.   The victory by .112 of a second was the first win of the year for the four-time champion...