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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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  • Chase field set after Edwards wins Cup race at Richmond

    Chase field set after Edwards wins Cup race at Richmond
    RICHMOND -- 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, which begins Sept. 15 at Chicagoland....
  • The Backstretch Blog: May I take your order?

    Okay let's just cut to the chase, did Michael Waltrip racing and Kansas native Clint Bowyer, use team orders to get teammate Martin Truex, Jr into the chase? First lets look at the evidence. There is the spin. The audio from Bowyer's scanner on Saturday...
  • Five thoughts on NASCAR Chase controversy, Formula One and more

    Five thoughts on NASCAR Chase controversy, Formula One and more
    Looking back at the weekend's motor-racing action, including the controversial NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Richmond, Va.; new Cup driver Kyle Larson and Formula One's Italian Grand Prix, five things come to mind: 1. The Chase field likely won't be changed...
  • NASCAR penalizes Michael Waltrip team and puts Ryan Newman in Chase

    NASCAR penalizes Michael Waltrip team and puts Ryan Newman in Chase
    NASCAR on Monday night levied a massive penalty against Michael Waltrip Racing that included removing MWR driver Martin Truex Jr. from the Chase for the Cup title playoff and replacing him with Ryan Newman. MWR "attempted to manipulate the outcome of...
  • Despite 'Spin-Gate,' Clint Bowyer could win NASCAR's Chase for the Cup

    Despite 'Spin-Gate,' Clint Bowyer could win NASCAR's Chase for the Cup
    Following an extraordinary day in NASCAR history that saw Michael Waltrip Racing draw unprecedented penalties and altered the driver lineup for the Chase for the Cup playoff, one aspect of the drama leaves many unsettled: Clint Bowyer still could win...
  • NASCAR's Clint Bowyer denies spinout at Richmond was intentional

    NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer on Tuesday denied that he spun out intentionally to help his teammate gain a berth in the Chase for the Cup title playoff. Appearing on ESPN, Bowyer was asked directly if the spinout at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Chase Club

    The Backstretch Blog: Chase Club
    The first rule of 'Chase Club', you do not talk about what you do to get into the 'Chase Club." The second rule of 'Chase Club', you do not talk about what you do to get into the 'Chase Club." Because lets real, the issue is not really the crime, it's...
  • Waltrip sponsors reviewing partnerships

    Waltrip sponsors reviewing partnerships
    Two of Michael Waltrip Racing's sponsors are reviewing their relationships with the race team following the organization's attempt to manipulate the finish at Richmond.     NAPA Auto Parts posted on its Facebook page Wednesday it is disappointed a...
  • NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013

     
    NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013: The Sprint Cup Series “playoffs” begin Sunday, Sept. 15, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the GEICO 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Full Chase TV schedule below. The...
  • NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to Chase to protect 'integrity' of sport

    NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to Chase to protect 'integrity' of sport
    Capping a historic week with another unprecedented move, NASCAR on Friday added Jeff Gordon as the 13th driver in the Chase for the Cup in what is normally a 12-driver championship playoff. NASCAR found that the cumulative effect of a series of...
  • NASCAR's Brian Vickers blasts critics, defends helping teammates

    NASCAR's Brian Vickers blasts critics, defends helping teammates
    NASCAR's Brian Vickers, one of three Michael Waltrip Racing drivers hit with major penalties this week for attempting to help a teammate qualify for the Chase title playoff, wrote Friday that he has no regrets about what happened. Vickers also blasted...