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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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  • Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire

    Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski dominated the Camping World RV 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after taking the lead on lap 90 and leading 138 laps. Keselowski survived a...
  • After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook

    After his team's shenanigans cost him a NASCAR Chase berth, Martin Truex Jr. returns to Richmond with a positive outlook
    The uproar following the Federated Auto Parts 400 a year ago at Richmond International Raceway doesn't equate to the Black Sox scandal, but it is one of the biggest black marks credibility-wise for its sport. And while Martin Truex Jr. is not to...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR

    Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR
    When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers. The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the...
  • The Chase isn't on yet, but NASCAR drivers are chasing ... Chase spots

    The Chase isn't on yet, but NASCAR drivers are chasing ... Chase spots
    With one race left until NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff starts, seven drivers so far are guaranteed to be part of the 10-race championship hunt. Five spots remain open in the 12-driver Chase, and several drivers — including reigning champion...
  • Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase

    Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase
    Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was...
  • NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

    NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup field
    NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday, the latest unprecedented twist to this year's playoff after questionable actions by some of Gordon's rivals at the prior race. It was the second time in five days that the sanctioning...
  • 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...