Clint Bowyer

American racecar driver

Clint Bowyer (born May 30, 1979) is a retired American racing driver. He won the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.[1]

Clint Bowyer
Bowyer in 2019
Born (1979-05-30) May 30, 1979 (age 44)
Emporia, Kansas
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Achievements2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Division Champion
2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion
2011 Prelude to the Dream Winner
2014, 2015 Sprint Showdown Winner
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
541 races run over 16 years
Car no., teamNo. 14 (Stewart-Haas Racing)
2020 position12th
Best finish2nd (2012)
First race2005 Subway Fresh 500 (Phoenix)
Last race2020 Season Finale 500 (Phoenix)
First win2007 Sylvania 300 (New Hampshire)
Last win2018 FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 226 4
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
181 races run over 9 years
2016 position104th
Best finish1st (2008)
First race2004 O'Reilly 300 (Texas)
Last race2016 Drive for Safety 300 (Chicagoland)
First win2005 Federated Auto Parts 300 (Nashville)
Last win2009 Dover 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
8 116 9
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
14 races run over 6 years
2016 position84th
Best finish42nd (2006)
First race2006 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2016 Toyota Tundra 250 (Kansas)
First win2006 Silverado 350K (Texas)
Last win2011 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 10 2
Statistics current as of December 20, 2020.

Career change

Clint Bowyer started racing when he was five years old. When he was five, his main interest was motocross racing. In 2000, Bowyer won the Modified Championship at Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas. Bowyer also won the 2001 Modified championship at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Bowyer won the 2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Championship.

In 2003, Bowyer raced a full season in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Midwest Series. Bowyer was seen by Richard Childress after leading 47 laps and finishing second in a race at Nashville Superspeedway. Bowyer started racing in the NASCAR Sprint cup Series in 2006.[2] He raced for Richard Childress Racing from 2006 until 2012,[3] earning the team's 100th Sprint Cup Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in late 2011.[4]

At the end of 2011 Bowyer left Richard Childress Racing and joined Michael Waltrip Racing. He drove for Waltrip from the 2012 season[5] to the 2015 season. Bowyer then drove for HScott Motorsports in 2016 and joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2017. During the 2020 NASCAR season, Bowyer said he would retire from racing. In 2021, Bowyer will be working for FOX Sports to help broadcast NASCAR races. [6]

References change

  1. "Bowyer hung tough to clinch first Nationwide title". Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  2. "Clint Bowyer Driver Stats". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
  3. "Clint Bowyer Reflects On Developments That Led To Breakup With Richard Childress Racing". Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. "RCR gets 100th series win courtesy of Clint Bowyer". Archived from the original on 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  5. "Clint Bowyer ready to contend with new owner". 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. "Clint Bowyer announces his retirement from NASCAR racing after the 2020 season". Retrieved 2020-12-20.

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