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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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  • Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead

    Kevin Harvick wins at Kansas to put a dent in Matt Kenseth's Chase lead
    Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Kyle Busch simply crashed-at a track that continues to bedevil him. And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth's...
  • Home track win still eludes Kansas native Bowyer

    Home track win still eludes Kansas native Bowyer
    Before the race you could see the optimism on Clint Bowyer's face, but as he let out a big sigh, you could also see the pressure. That's the juxtaposition of being one of NASCAR's top drivers and coming back home to the track, just 100 miles from the...
  • Gordon takes pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Bowyer will start 14th

    Gordon takes pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Bowyer will start 14th
    Jeff Gordon won the pole Thursday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.     Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 mph to edge Kevin Harvick for his ninth pole at Charlotte, the second most in track history.     Greg Biffle qualified...
  • Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th

    Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th
    Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity.   Keselowski led 11 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne led 138. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson led...
  • NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season

    NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season
    In a tumultuous day at Michael Waltrip Racing, the NASCAR team said it would scale back its operations next year and that driver Brian Vickers was lost for the rest of this season. MWR said Monday that it would field only two cars full time in the...
  • Brickyard 400 at 20: Juan Pablo Montoya fastest in practice session

    Brickyard 400 at 20: Juan Pablo Montoya fastest in practice session
    INDIANAPOLIS — For NASCAR's drivers, at least, the Brickyard 400 remains one of the Sprint Car Series' marquee events despite the race's sliding attendance in recent years. "It's the obvious second" in prestige, Clint Bowyer said Friday before...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Indianapolis Star

    The Backstretch Blog: The Indianapolis Star
    We all know Jimmie Johnson is good. He is a five-time champion. But five-time is especially good at the crown jewel races in NASCAR, including this week's stop the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has won the Brickyard 400 four times. "In my heart I feel...
  • Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy; Bowyer is 20th

    Hoosier Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400 at Indy; Bowyer is 20th
    Ryan Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana - winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway.     The driver from South Bend ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating...
  • Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400; slow pit stop costs Jimmie Johnson

    Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400; slow pit stop costs Jimmie Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS — A scenario familiar to NASCAR fans was playing out yet again Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson was on a roll. Seeking a record fifth Brickyard 400 win, the five-time Sprint Cup champion again had the dominant car...
  • 2013 Brickyard 400 TV schedule on ESPN

     
    2013 Brickyard 400 TV schedule on ESPN: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the legendary 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 28. SEE ALSO: 2013 NASCAR TV schedule FREE 2013 NASCAR printable TV schedule The...
  • Bowyer, Landers put on a show at the RPM Speedway in Hays

    Bowyer, Landers put on a show at the RPM Speedway in Hays
    We've all heard of the saying blowing the doors off, you just don't expect to see race cars at the RPM Speedway in Hays with literally no doors. Rough racing and a rough track lead to some exciting beating and banging in the "A" Main feature of the...