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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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  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....
  • The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn

    The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn
    Time to make right turns along with the left in the Sprint Cup series, as this week NASCAR makes one of two stops at a road course.  First up with be the Sonoma Raceway.  "Obviously, you have to approach the road course races a little bit different,...
  • Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Clint Bowyer to run the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Michael Waltrip Racing owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced today they will race in the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Joining the pair behind the wheel of the Grand Am version of the Ferrari 458 GT that will test in Daytona...
  • New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder

    New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder
    New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.   Defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, with new team Joe Gibbs Racing, was...
  • Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year

    Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year
    No one saw this coming. No one.   Brad Keselowski won his first race in 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway, running a part-time schedule with single-car team Phoenix Racing. It was a nice story in a long season, one that ended with Jimmie Johnson winning the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies

    The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies
    There are plenty of postseason awards in NASCAR, so I figure why not add my two cents worth.  But you know me, I can't just give out the "best driver" or "comeback awards", that is boring. So with out further ado, time to give out the "Backstretchies."...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth. Johnson wasn't challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go...
  • The Backstretch Bog: Bowyer on the Backstretch

    The Backstretch Bog: Bowyer on the Backstretch
    Coming off a pretty good run at Daytona, Kansas native Clint Bowyer heads off to Phoenix 10th in the points. An 11th place run at Daytona may be disappointing to a guy like Bowyer who is pretty darn good at the restictor plate races, but he knows that it'...
  • Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix; Bowyer is 6th

    Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix; Bowyer is 6th
    Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time...
  • Qualifying rain-out puts Keselowski, Bowyer on Las Vegas front row

    Qualifying rain-out puts Keselowski, Bowyer on Las Vegas front row
    Brad Keselowski had only one regret about starting on the pole for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was sorry he didn't bet on the rainout that put him there. Unrelenting rainy weather washed out all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...