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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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  • Five drivers to watch at RIR: Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle have best chances of making the Chase among many hopefuls

    Can anything top last year's chaos following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway? Probably not — at RIR or anywhere else. A late Clint Bowyer spin that brought out a caution flag cost Ryan Newman what appeared to be a...
  • Stewart's Chase Eligibility Slippery Precedent For NASCAR

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Not everyone is cheering the triumphant return of Tony Stewart. As 43 stock cars mix it up at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night, it is important to consider the dynamics of allowing Stewart to be eligible to qualify for the Chase....
  • FLASHBACK: Five years ago, Easton grad takes second in Pan Am Junior Championships

    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five. July 28 1979—For the first time ever the PIAA agrees to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of adding state football playoffs to the schedule....
  • Austin Dillon wins Pocono truck race

    The Chevrolets have been taking a pretty good beating in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season — a no-wins-in-10-races shellacking to be exact. But a couple of young and fast 2014 Sprint Cup Series rookies brought an end to the...
  • Many preseason predictions holding up as NASCAR sets Cup Chase field at Richmond International Raceway

    Many preseason predictions holding up as NASCAR sets Cup Chase field at Richmond International Raceway
    Part of the fun of the Sprint Cup Series regular season ending Saturday with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway is that it gives us a chance to look ahead. During the next week, the Internet and Twittersphere will be filled...
  • Keselowski wins NASCAR race at Richmond; Biffle, Newman join Chase

    Keselowski wins NASCAR race at Richmond; Biffle, Newman join Chase
    Brad Keselowski routed the field Saturday night for his fourth victory this season, giving him the top seeding in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski led all but 17 of the 400 laps at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in the...
  • Keselowski Victory Puts Him Atop Chase Field

    RICHMOND — Brad Keselowski nailed down the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dominant victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. Keselowski led 383 of 400 laps to finish more than six...
  • Gordon overtakes Logano to win at Michigan

    Gordon overtakes Logano to win at Michigan
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jeff Gordon got out in front of Joey Logano on a restart just inside 20 laps to go in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday and remained up front the rest of the way to...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix

    NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory,...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg

    One moment NASCAR's Tony Stewart was doing what he loves, racing a high-powered sprint car at a small dirt track on a summer night, and the next moment his right leg was shattered. Stewart crashed at full speed into a stalled car in Oskaloosa, Iowa,...