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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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  • Two chances remain to qualify for Chase

    The Sports Xchange Two chances remain to qualify for Chase NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange The formula for making NASCAR's postseason under the new Chase format is easy. Win and you're in. A driver can get into the Chase...
  • 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....
  • OBristol spring race pushed back in 2015

    The Sports Xchange OBristol spring race pushed back in 2015 By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Bristol Motor Speedway's spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015...
  • Logano races to third win of year

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Logano races to third win of year BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Joey Logano claimed his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season in the Irwin Tools Night Race on Saturday at Bristol Motor...
  • The Green Flag: Kenseth comfortable in Chase standings

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Kenseth comfortable in Chase standings By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange Matt Kenseth is close to clinching a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- even if he doesn't win...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 6 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Aug. 6 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...
  • The Green Flag: Mega milestones in reach for Gordon

    The Sports Xchange The Green Flag: Mega milestones in reach for Gordon By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange In Sunday's Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard, Jeff Gordon won the 90th race...
  • 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....
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 30 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 30 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 overtakes Logano to win at Michigan

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Gordon overtakes Logano to win at Michigan 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...
  • Notebook: Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson

    The Sports Xchange Notebook: Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson By Scott Held NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Sunday was a rough day on the track for rookie Kyle Larson. It got worse when he looked at the...