Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clint Bowyer Born In Emporia, Kansas - May 30th, 1979

May 30th, 1979
Clint Bowyer
("Clint Bowyer at the Daytona 500" by Nascarking) 
Born in Emporia, Kansas, USA.
He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing. Prior to driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, he drove for HScott Motorsports for one year, Michael Waltrip Racing for four years, Richard Childress Racing for eight years, and won the 2008 Nationwide Series championship.

Bowyer began racing at the age of five in motocross. He went on to capture over 200 wins and numerous championships over the next eight years. In 1996, he began racing street stocks at Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas, and won the Modified championship there in 2000. Bowyer racked up 18 wins and 32 top-five finishes on his way to capturing the 2001 Modified championships at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas and Heartland Park Topeka. In 2002, he began racing in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, posting 9 poles, 12 wins and 32 top-five finishes en route to a second place finish in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national point standings. He was also crowned the 2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Champion after another Modified championship at Lakeside Speedway and a Late Model championship at the famed I-70 Speedway in Odessa, MO, his first attempt at racing on asphalt.

In 2003, Bowyer raced a full season in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Midwest Series, scoring one top-ten finish in 11 starts. He also would make his first ARCA starts in 2003, and caught the eye of legendary car owner Richard Childress after leading 47 laps and finishing second in his debut at Nashville Superspeedway driving for Scott Traylor out of Kansas City.

After the second place finish Richard Childress called Bowyer by phone and offered him a job. Bowyer thought he was joking and hung up on him. Childress called back soon afterward and with a not-too-happy tone he still offered the job to Bowyer who then realized he was truthful and accepted. He drove for Richard Childress Racing for eight years and won the 2008 Nationwide Series championship. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 15 Chevrolet SS for HScott Motorsports. Prior to driving for HScott Motorsports, he drove for Michael Waltrip Racing for four years.

In April 2014, Bowyer married his life-long childhood sweetheart, Lorra. Weeks after their marriage they announced that they were expecting their first child together, a boy. On October 1st 2014, their son-Cash Aaron Bowyer-was born.

Bowyer made a guest appearance on an episode of A&E's Duck Dynasty in 2012 on an episode titled "Drag Me To Glory". Bowyer was featured in the episode using his customized camouflage limousine in a race with the shows star, Willie Robertson, who was using a similar limousine.
(Photo; www.aetv.com)
Willie Robertson -Clint Bowyer

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