Clint Bowyer Biography
Clint Bowyer is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 14 Ford Mustang 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, and Richard Childress Racing for eight years. Bowyer won the 2008 Nationwide Series championship driving for RCR.
Clint 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. Clint Bowyer has 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 2004, Bowyer began by finishing eighth in the ARCA Re/Max Series race at Daytona in the No. 7 Chevrolet for Scott Traylor. In 2004, Bowyer began running in the Busch Series for Childress, sharing seat time in the No. 21 Reese’s -sponsored Chevrolet with Kevin Harvick. Clint Bowyer drove in half of the 34 Busch Series races that year, winning one pole at Talladega and seven Top 10s, attaining a season-high third-place finish in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway in June.
He also ran three races for Kevin Harvick Incorporated with help from Andy Petree Racing driving the No. 33 Chevrolet sponsored by Monaco Coaches and Snap-on. Clint Bowyer made two starts for Bill McAnally Racing in the Camping World West Series in the No. 20 Chevrolet. In his two starts at Phoenix and Auto Club Speedway, he won one pole and had the best finish of second.
At the conclusion of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, Bowyer chopped Ryan Newman’s nose which sent Bowyer into the wall during the cool-down lap. Following the race, Bowyer attacked Newman on pit road. Both drivers were called to the NASCAR hauler, but neither was penalized for the incident. During an autograph session at a Bass Pro Shops store on May 23, a fan brought a pair of boxing gloves for both drivers to sign. Despite a string of inconsistent finishes and no wins during the season, Bowyer managed to make the 2019 playoffs after finishing fifth at Indianapolis. On September 14, Bowyer won the pole at Las Vegas, his first pole since 2007.
He finished fourth at the Charlotte Roval to advance to the Round of 12. Clint Bowyer was eliminated in the Round of 12 after the Kansas race. He finished 9th in the final points standings despite not reaching victory lane as he did the season prior, his first top ten points finish since 2013. On December 4, 2019, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Johnny Klausmeier would replace Mike Bugarewicz as the crew chief of the No. 14 teams in 2020.
In March at the Auto Club Speedway, Clint Bowyer edged out Jimmie Johnson to win the pole for the Auto Club 400, the fourth of his career. Bowyer would finish the race in 23rd place, one lap down.
Clint Bowyer Racing
Clint Bowyer started his Dirt Late Model team, Clint Bowyer Racing in 2008. Well-established veteran Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL was behind the wheel of Clint’s Rocket Chassis and had a very solid season. Babb left to form his own team at the end of 2008, due to wanting to run more of an “outlaw” type schedule and wanting to race closer to home to be with his family. For the 2009 season, the 2005 World 100 Champion Dale McDowell (who ironically inherited the win via Babb being light at the scales) took over the seat, and the number was changed to Dale’s signature No. 17M, Jared Landers also drives for the team in the No. 5 late model.
In April 2014, Bowyer married Lorra. Weeks after their marriage they announced that they were expecting their first child together, a boy. On October 1, 2014, their son Cash Aaron Bowyer was born. On June 15, 2016, it was announced that Bowyer and his wife are expecting their 2nd child. On December 9, 2016, his wife Lorra gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Presley Elizabeth. He is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals of the MLB, the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, and the University of Kansas Jayhawks of the NCAA
On May 6, 2008, Clint Bowyer attended and hosted the first annual Clint Bowyer Charity Golf Event in his hometown of Emporia, Kansas. It raised $160,000 for the Emporia Community foundation to “make Emporia a better place.
While Bowyer was in Emporia for one of his golf tournaments for charity, he had the idea to raise money for and build a community center. Bowyer dedicated the building on March 12, 2012. Bowyer says he envisions the building can be used for anything from business meetings to weddings to concerts and was constructed with flexibility in mind. The new Bowyer Community Building is located at the Lyon County fairgrounds, which is on Highway 50 in Emporia.
Bowyer made a guest appearance on an episode of A&E’s Duck Dynasty in 2012 on an episode titled “Drag Me To Glory”. Clint Bowyer was featured in the episode using his customized camouflage limousine in a race with the show’s star, Willie Robertson, who was using a similar limousine. In 2015, he co-hosted an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri where they went around Charlotte to find the best food spots.
In June 2019, Bowyer was a color commentator for the Fox NASCAR broadcast of the Xfinity race at Pocono. Part of a Cup drivers-only coverage, he worked alongside Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano in the broadcast booth.
- Full Name: Clinton Edward Bowyer
- Date of Birth: May 30, 1979
- Age: 42
- Birth Place: Emporia, Kansas
- Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
- Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)
- Car no., team: No. 14 (Stewart-Haas Racing)
- 2019 position: 9th
- Spouse: Lorra Bowyer (m. 2014)
- Children: Cash Aaron Bowyer, Presley Elizabeth Bowyer
- Net Worth: $40 million.
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